Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after President Donald Trump declared that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The U.S. embassy in Israel will also be moved to Jerusalem.
LaMalfa said: “The President’s decision today to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is one that I strongly support, and is simply recognizing what has long been reality. This sends a strong message that the U.S. is committed to achieving peace in the region and will not be bullied by terrorism or threats of violence. Both houses of Congress voted overwhelmingly to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 1995, and this declaration is simply a long-overdue affirmation of that law. Recognizing the sovereignty of one of our strongest allies is a smart decision, and one that will ultimately allow for more stability in the region.”