Concern has risen from the U.S. State Department’s refusal to implement President Trump’s official policy declaration regarding Jerusalem. The president clearly and unequivocally declared the U.S.’s support of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, finally recognizing that Jerusalem is Israel’s eternal capital. This was done in accordance with the law created by the U.S. Congress in 1995 and reaffirmed by the Senate only six months ago. This was a welcome step by the U.S. government, in recognition of the reality that started with King David creating Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish People 3,000 years ago and the modern State of Israel reaffirming this nearly 70 years ago. However, bureaucrats in the State Department have been challenging this by refusing to take the necessary practical steps to implement this as official policy. This article explains more. Help us fight for Jerusalem! Please contact the White House and your elected officials to demand change!
The State Department Strikes Back Over Jerusalem
Article Courtesy: Israel Rising
The United States still will not formally recognize Jerusalem as being located in Israel on official documents, maps, and passports, despite President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this week that America is formally recognizing the holy city as Israel’s capital, according to State Department officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the matter.
Despite Trump’s declaration, which was formally codified on Wednesday into U.S. policy, the State Department is taking a more nuanced position on the matter, drawing some ire in Congress among pro-Israel lawmakers who accuse the State Department of undermining Trump’s efforts.
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