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Rep. Zeldin Statement on White House Announcement to Further Delay Move of U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

June 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Co-Chairman of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement on the White House’s announcement to delay the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem: 
 
Congressman Zeldin said, “Jerusalem is absolutely where our embassy belongs. Jerusalem is the unquestionable capital of Israel and should be fully recognized as such. In addition to all of the most sacred religious sites, Jerusalem is also the location of the Israeli Knesset and offices and residences of the Israeli Prime Minister and President. I strongly urge the President to reconsider this most recent announcement. It was a credit to the President's campaign last year that he knew and was outspoken for moving the U.S. embassy as the correct path forward.”