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US Senate Unanimously Affirms Israeli Sovereignty in Jerusalem, its United Capital
he Senate unanimously voted on a resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification and affirming Israeli sovereignty in its capital.
The Senate voted 90-0 in favor of S.Res.176, introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), which reaffirms support for “Israel’s commitment to religious freedom and administration of holy sites in Jerusalem” and commends the “mutually beneficial American-Israeli relationship.”
With 45 co-sponsors, the bipartisan resolution proclaims support for Israel’s commitment to religious freedom and administration of holy sites in Jerusalem, continues to support strengthening the “mutually beneficial” American-Israeli relationship and reaffirms the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which states that Jerusalem should remain a united city, recognized as the capital of the State of Israel, and that the US Embassy should be moved there from Tel Aviv no later than May 31, 1999.
The bill was passed just days after President Donald Trump signed a waiver deferring the Congressional mandate to relocate the embassy. Throughout the 2016 presidential election campaign, Trump had vowed to move the embassy. According to a White House statement, he postponed the move in order to “maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians.”