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DeLauro Statement on Trump Announcement to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

December 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (December 6, 2017) Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announcing the United States will move our embassy there.

“The President’s irresponsible decision to move our nation’s embassy to Jerusalem goes against decades of bipartisan American foreign policy and will likely increase tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, instead of moving us toward a lasting peace agreement. This action may lead to more needless violence and undermines America’s ability to lead the region toward peace, stability, and security.”

“The strength of the United States’ relationship with Israel cannot be understated. They are amongst our most valuable allies, and our bond is unshakable. Peace is only attainable if the United States fully engages diplomatically as an honest broker between the Israelis and Palestinians with the goal of creating a comprehensive and durable two-state solution.”