The Jewish Federations of North America Welcomes Decision on Jerusalem


On December 6th, President Trump signed the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 into law.

Locally, this means opportunities for dialogue and civility. 

Globally, statements and resources are being provided by Jewish leadership and organizational partners. 


Today, the U.S. administration announced a plan to move the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, honoring a bipartisan commitment made over 20 years ago in the Jerusalem Embassy Act. The U.S. administration also proclaimed its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Jewish Federations of North America welcomes this decision, as it upholds our long-standing policy. We also welcome the affirmation of a two-state future negotiated between the parties in which Israelis and Palestinians live side by side with secure and recognized borders.

The JCPA welcomes the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and planned move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Israeli government, its parliament, courts, and prime minister, have been located in Jerusalem since just after the birth of the State. We agree with the President that Israel, like all countries, has the right to determine the location of its capital.

JCPA also supports the Administration’s commitment to the vision of two states living side-by-side in peace and security, and encourages the US to continue its efforts to bring the parties together for direct negotiations.


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