Today, Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement on the President's announcement moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel:
"I applaud the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to begin the process of moving the US Embassy to this holy city. Today's announcement is the type of clear leadership that is so vital for the region."
"In the past year international organizations, including and especially at the United Nations, have passed numerous resolutions denying the three-thousand-year-old bond between the Jewish people and Jerusalem and have dedicated vast resources to discriminatorily and outrageously target Israeli and American companies operating in areas such as the Old City. Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital repairs a longtime injustice and sends a clear signal to the world that despite their attempts to rewrite history and wage economic warfare against the Jewish State, the United States stands with Israel."
"I look forward to working with the Administration as it facilitates our embassy's historic move and hope to soon visit our new Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel's eternal and undivided capital."