By Lahav Harkob, JPost—
A bipartisan group of US congressmen called on President Donald Trump to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as the deadline for him to make a decision continues to loom.
“The American Embassy belongs in the Jewish capital of Jerusalem,” Congressional Israel Allies Caucus co-chairman Rep. Eliot Engel (D-New York) said. “It does not take a national security expert to know that the Kotel, the Western Wall, is in Israel. I know that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, the undivided capital of Israel, because when I visited the prime minister, the Supreme Court, the Knesset, the very institutions of Israeli democracy, we meet in Jerusalem.”
CIAC co-chairman Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado) added: “I don’t know any other country in the world that isn’t able to name its own capital.”
The representatives spoke at a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification at the US Capitol earlier in the week. The event was hosted by the Israel Allies Foundation, which engages in faithbased diplomacy and helps found pro-Israel caucuses in parliaments around the world, including the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus.