Washington D.C. (December 5, 2017) -- In a speech scheduled for 1:00 pm tomorrow, President Trump will announce a significant change in U.S. policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and also announcing a plan to begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. RJC National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and Executive Director Matt Brooks made the following statements:
National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman said:
Tomorrow President Trump will announce a major change in U.S. policy -- that the U.S. Embassy will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and that we will now recognize Jerusalem, the ancient and enduring capital of the Jewish people, as the capital of Israel. The President has delivered on another major campaign promise. President Trump is doing what he does so well: recognizing the reality on the ground. No more false news -- Jerusalem is Israel's capital.
Executive Director Matt Brooks said:
President Trump is taking a courageous stand that expresses his commitment to repairing and strengthening ties with Israel, our most important ally in the Middle East. For the RJC, the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has been a longstanding goal. We are grateful to President Trump for making it a reality.
The RJC will run a full-page ad in the Thursday, December 7 edition of the New York Times, applauding President Trump for taking this historic step and thanking him for standing shoulder to shoulder with our ally Israel.
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