Saturday, April 28, 2007

Brownback Reintroduces Jeruasalem Resolution

Brownback Reintroduces Jeruasalem Resolution

Calls for Jerusalem as undivided Israeli capital, moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

U.S. Senator Sam Brownback today reintroduced the Jerusalem Resolution, a joint resolution that would recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel and would require moving the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years, and is the seat of the State of Israel's government, parliament, and supreme court," Brownback said. "Yet, Israel remains the only country in which the United States does not place its embassy in, nor does it recognize, the city designated as the capital by the host country. The time has come to fix this longstanding inconsistency. We must resolve this issue before any final peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians."

Brownback has sponsored similar legislation in previous sessions of Congress. In 2004, Brownback traveled to Israel and addressed the Knesset and voiced his support for the State of Israel and the Jewish people.