[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Since the beginning of the year Congress has introduced multiple bills seeking to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This would change over 50 years of U.S. foreign policy. Prior to his inauguration, President Trump said that one of the first things he would do is move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Since his inauguration, he has said, “I am thinking about the embassy, I am studying the embassy [issue], and we will see what happens. The embassy is not an easy decision. It has obviously been out there for many, many years, and nobody has wanted to make that decision. I’m thinking about it very seriously, and we will see what happens.”
We need you to tell Congress that Jerusalem is important to Jews, Christians and Muslims, and that its final status needs to be negotiated by Israelis and Palestinians with the support of our nation and the international community.
The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations is joining Churches for Middle East Peace in meetings with lawmakers today to raise this issue. Please join your voice with ours!
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