By Nathan Diament
The relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem on May 14 marked the fulfillment of decades of promises by U.S. presidents and others to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. For those of us at the Orthodox Union (OU), May 14 marked a triumphant conclusion to a hard-fought quest that spanned 46 years.
It was back then that the OU hosted a gala at a hotel in Beverly Hills, California, where Sen. Hubert Humphrey called for the reunification of Jerusalem, stating: “Jerusalem the Golden must be united and it must be recognized as the capital of Israel. We must not turn the clock back by advocating re-division or internationalization.”
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