The Orthodox Union Responds to President Clinton’s Waiver of Jerusalem Embassy Act

Posted on June 18, 1999 In Press Releases

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America is profoundly disappointed that President Clinton has chosen to waive the funding sanctions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995.

This action will, unfortunately, be misconstrued by Israel’s enemies to suggest that Jerusalem’s future status is somehow uncertain. As the President himself acknowledges, the waiver of funding sanctions does not change his Administration’s legal obligations to obey the law of the land and recognize united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in word and deed. We call upon President Clinton to take every appropriate measure to do so, particularly in the context of the Israel-Palestinian “final status” negotiations.