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Engel on American Embassy in Israel

ENGEL STATEMENT ON AMERICAN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL

WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement:

“The one campaign promise I hoped President Trump would keep was to move our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But like much of what he said during the campaign, that too was a lot of bluster, and is now another example of the President sending mixed and confusing signals to our friends around the world.

“I've long supported moving the embassy to Jerusalem. It just doesn't make sense that our embassy in a closely allied country isn't in the same city as the government with which we need to work so closely. Moving the embassy is the right thing to do, and I'll continue to push for this change.”