Senate Reaffirms Support for Israel and Move of Embassy to Jerusalem

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Washington, D.C. – Monday evening, the Senate voted 90-0 to pass Senate Resolution 176 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War as well as the reunification of Jerusalem. In this resolution, the Senate also reaffirmed the importance of the American-Israeli relationship.

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, said today:

“This unopposed, bipartisan resolution is a resounding declaration that the United States stands with Israel with renewed resolve under this new administration.

“The unified support in the Senate is a beautiful testament to the significance of the American-Israeli relationship, especially in light of the hyper-partisan division that has plagued the Senate as of late.

“On behalf of Concerned Women for America’s hundreds of thousands of members, I want to thank the Senate for clearly demonstrating America’s support for Israel.
Thank you for having the courage to call on the president to abide by current law, as well as his campaign promise, and move the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

“The 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem is a celebration of the persevering spirit of the Jewish people. For over 3,000 years, Jerusalem has been the heart of Judaism and had continuous Jewish presence.

“The Jewish people are faithful protectors of religious liberty; enabling Jews, Christians and Muslims in Jerusalem to have access to the holy sites of their respective faiths-a freedom denied prior to the reunification of Jerusalem under Israeli control.

“We stand with Israel, while continuing to work and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at [email protected]a.org or 712-269-1724.