January 14, 2015
by Jacob Kornbluh
U.S. Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday introduced another piece of legislation for relocating the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, implementing legislation first passed in 1995.
“This bill removes the President’s waiver authority that has delayed this important action, and requires official government documents to reflect this recognition by identifying Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” Cruz said in a statement.
“Almost fifteen years ago Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 with overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both the House and Senate. It is my hope that members of Congress on both sides of the aisle support this important bill. It is long past due for our government to finally and unequivocally recognize Israel’s historical capital both in word and deed,” he added.
The Orthodox Union, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, commended Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Dean Heller (R-NV) for their introduction of the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2015.
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