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STATEMENT: Congressman Fleischmann on President Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

December 6, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement in response to President Trump's announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:

"Today, President Trump made the historic announcement to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. For years, Jerusalem has been regarded as Israel’s capital city by the Knesset, the United States Congress, and the people of Israel. The President’s announcement reaffirms the longstanding friendship and support between United States and Israel. I applaud President Trump for his decision, and will continue to stand with Israel as our ally in the Middle East."