MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference Calling on President Trump to Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
Washington, D.C., May 18 – On the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, scores of Christian and Jewish leaders from across the country will join members of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus to urge President Donald Trump to keep his promise and move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s indivisible capital, Jerusalem.
This week many of these same religious leaders as well as dozens of others, including Tony Perkins, Gordon Robertson, John Hagee, Dr. James Dobson, Gary Bauer, Dr. Billye Brim and Dr. Charles Stanley, sent a letter to President Trump, stating, “Many of our constituents voted for you due to this commitment. Now we ask you to send a message early in your administration that the United States will indeed honor its strongest and only true democratic ally in the Middle East by respecting its capital city – Jerusalem – and immediately moving the U.S. Embassy there.”
The event, hosted by Israel Allies Foundation, will begin with a press conference and then a reception celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. Expected speakers include Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Brad Sherman (D-CA); Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt, rabbi of Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac, Maryland; Susan Michael, U.S. director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem and coordinator of the American Christian Leaders for Israel Network; Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters; Star Parker, president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education; and Daniel Williams, executive director of the Israel Allies Foundation.
Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) works with Congress and parliaments around the world to mobilize political support for Israel. Since its founding in 2007, IAF has worked to educate elected officials in the U.S. and abroad about the importance of an indivisible Jerusalem and the significance of Jerusalem as Israel’s recognized capital and the only appropriate home to the U.S. and all international embassies.
WHO: Members of Congress and Prominent Faith Leaders
WHAT: Legislators, Jewish & Christian Leaders to Call on Trump to Keep his Promise and Move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2060
WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.