Contact: William H. Behrer, III
New York, NY. . . December 7, 2017
The America-Israel Friendship League welcomes President Trump’s statement of America’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the relocation of America’s embassy to Jerusalem. Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital in 1950. Forty five years later, Congress and President Clinton signed into law The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 with the intent to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. We applaud President Trump’s final implementation of this law. The AIFL urges the Government of the U.S. to take all steps necessary and appropriate to carry out the intent of the President’s announcement and assure the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the relocation of America’s embassy to Jerusalem.