Political and religious leaders call on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem.
In a rare sign of unity on Capitol Hill, a bipartisan group of congressmen joined religious leaders and activists Tuesday in the Rayburn House Office Building to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is a national holiday in Israel commemorating the day the Jewish state gained control of the Old City, unifying the holy city, during the 1967 Six-Day War. Israelis and worldwide Jewry, as well as supporters of the Jewish state, celebrate this day each year on the 28th of Iyar on the Hebrew calendar, which is also when Jews regained access to the Western Wall.
Dr. Daniel Williams, executive director of the Israel Allies Foundation, hosted the event. His opening remarks set the tone for the afternoon:
Israel Allies is thrilled to host this Capitol Hill celebration and in one room have such tremendous support for Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal and undivided capital. We greatly appreciate the many members of Congress and Jewish and Christian leaders who showed up today to encourage the President to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem where it belongs.