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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

US organizations pressure Trump to move Embassy

An unprecedented coalition of Christian American pro-Israel organizations, representing millions of US citizens, called on US President Donald Trump to announce the US Embassy's move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during his upcoming visit.
 
Trump is scheduled to arrive in Israel on May 22.
 
"We cannot continue blocking the law requiring the US Embassy to be moved to Jerusalem, or to make the move conditional on future peace deals," the coalition said in a statement.
The coalition is an initiative of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ).
 
The ICEJ is the largest Christian Zionist organization in the world, and includes 60 evangelical and pro-Israel organizations in the US.
 
In their letter, ICEJ organizations demand Trump keep his promise to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
 
"Many of the voters in our organizations voted for you because of this promise," the letter explained. "Now we are asking you to send an early and clear message to your government that the US will honor and support its only true democratic partner in the Middle East, by recognizing Jerusalem as their capital and immediately moving the US Embassy to that city."
 
"We must not delay the execution of the law requiring the US to move its Embassy to Jerusalem, and we must not make this dependent on future peace deals.
 
"It's time to put the law into practice, and move the US Embassy to Israel's eternal and undivided capital of Jerusalem." READ MORE