Jerusalem is the historic capital of Israel and home to the
holiest sites in Judaism.
Israel controls West Jerusalem, but ownership of East Jerusalem is
hotly contested. Jews had been living in Jerusalem for over a thousand years by
the time Mohammed was born. Still, Palestine maintains that they should have
control over East Jerusalem.
Instead of standing with Israel, our ally in the Middle East, the
Obama Administration kept the Embassy in Tel Aviv.
To Department of State:
Israel claims that Jerusalem is its capital city. Historical evidence is on their side. Keeping the embassy in Tel Aviv tells Israel that the U.S. does not respect their sovereignty over their own capital city.
President Trump has promised to relocate the embassy. We are asking you to make good on that promise.
Jerusalem is Israel's eternal capital, not a bargaining chip to be used with Palestine.
The U.S. should respect Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.