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Rep. Zeldin Statement in Strong Support of President Trump Recognizing Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

December 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Co-Chairman of the House Republican Israel Caucus, issued the following statement after President Trump announced formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:

“I applaud President Trump on his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel. I strongly believe Jerusalem is the indisputable, undivided capital of the Jewish State. Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is an important next step in protecting Israel’s sovereignty and security and strengthening the bond between our two nations. The U.S. has no greater ally and strategic partner than Israel. As the center of the Israeli government, as well as the nation’s unquestionable capital, it is absolutely imperative that this move is initiated and completed in earnest.”