Democrat Lawmakers Support Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Democratic lawmakers are at odds about whether the president should declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a recognition he is expected to make Wednesday. The Senate’s top Democrat, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, told THE WEEKLY STANDARD Tuesday that he had advised Trump to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital. The capital declaration could come around the same time as an announcement about relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that Trump deferred six months ago by issuing a waiver. A 1995 law declares that Jerusalem should “remain an undivided city” and “be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel,” but allows the president to issue waivers every six months delaying the move of the embassy for national security reasons. The Senate reaffirmed that law in June.

Source: Democrats Divided Ahead of Trump’s Expected Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

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