Move the Embassy to Jerusalem

May 17, 2017

Approximately 60 Christian leaders, representing 60 million Christians across America, signed a letter delivered yesterday to President Donald Trump calling on him to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and thus recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The letter states, “The time has come, at long last, to uphold American law by moving the U.S. Embassy to Israel’s eternal indivisible capital city of Jerusalem.” Referencing the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, the letter noted that Congress had recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called for the U.S. Embassy to be moved there by May 31, 1999. On October 23, 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. The law passed the Senate by 93-5 and the House by 374-37. Yet the law was never implemented because of opposition from former Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama. 

President Trump is scheduled to become the first incumbent U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem during his first visit to Israel next week. President Trump will also visit Jerusalem, Masada, and Bethlehem.

Mat Staver will arrive in Israel the same day President Trump arrives. He will be leading Christian, college student leaders from 30 colleges and universities as part of Covenant Journey. The Covenant Journey group will be in Israel during the 50-year anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, celebrated on May 24.

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