Israel Allies Caucus Members Letter to Pres. Trump: Honor U.S. commitment to Israel, Move Embassy

May 19, 2017 | Press Release

Today, Congressman Lamborn, along with Congressman Meadows and Congressman Zeldin, sent a letter to President Trump, asking him to honor the United States' commitment to Israel during his upcoming visit. An additional 39 Members of Congress added their support to this letter.

Congressman Lamborn (CO-05) stated: 

"Next Tuesday night, Israel will commence celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the miraculous liberation and reunification of Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish homeland. The President has a unique opportunity to demonstrate our support to our strongest ally in the Middle East on his first trip as President of the United States. I am pleased to lead this letter with many of my colleagues, urging the President to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. I am hopeful that President Trump will mark Jerusalem's Jubilee by fulfilling our promise to the people of Israel, and, in time, relocate our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem."

Congressman Lee Zeldin (NY-01) has issued the following response:

"I am honored to join Congressmen Lamborn and Meadows, as well as dozens of other colleagues in Congress in sending this important letter to our president. There is absolutely no greater friend and reliable ally to the United States than Israel. As the 50th anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem is celebrated, it is so important that we work to further build the mutually beneficial relationship between our two nations. It is vital that Jerusalem be recognized as the unquestionable capital of Israel where those of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are protected. The U.S. Embassy in Israel should be moved to this sacred location as well, which was his strong pledge during his campaign. These actions will go a long way to strengthen the important bond between the United States and Israel."

Congressman Mark Meadows (NC-11) released the following statement:

"As Israel celebrates the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem, I am proud to join my friends Congressman Lamborn and Congressman Zeldin in recognizing the importance of a unified Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. Thus far, President Trump's administration has been a breath of fresh air for the United States' relationship with Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East, and I'm confident that this trend will continue over the course of the President's trip overseas. I'm hopeful that President Trump and his administration, while in Israel next week, will even further strengthen our commitment to Israel by reemphasizing our support for a unified Jerusalem moving forward."

See letter here.

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