“Move the Embassy to Jerusalem and Promote Peace”

Trump Must Fulfill His Promise, and Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem
by Joshua Block
October 24, 2017

Trump seems to have fallen victim to the persistent myth that the chances for peace would be undermined by affirming Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem. Responding to Trump’s comment, Senator Charles Schumer, the Democratic minority leader, renewed his call for the president to move the embassy to Jerusalem. Criticizing Trump’s “indecisiveness,” Schumer said: “Moving the embassy as soon as possible would appropriately commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification and show the world that the US definitively acknowledges Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.” Schumer’s position is not as controversial as critics of the move like to claim. First, it’s a consensus view in Israel. And there has long been bipartisan support in the US for the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which authorized the relocation of the embassy. READ MORE

WSJ Move the Embassy to Jerusalem and Promote Peace

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