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This Week Marks the 50thAnniversary Since the Six Day War & The Reunification of the City of Jerusalem 

Schumer Says Resolution Reaffirms The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995; Which States that Jerusalem Should Remain the Undivided Capital of Israel, In Which the Rights of Every Ethnic and Religious Groups Are Protected 

Schumer: Semi-Centennial of the Reunification of Jerusalem is An Important Milestone for Israel & Jewish People Across Globe

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Senate has passed a resolution he sponsored commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. Schumer said it is fitting that the resolution passed the Senate exactly 50 years to the day of the start of the Six Day War. The resolution passed 90-0.

“It is very fitting that the Senate passed this resolution 50 years to the day of the start of the Six Day War," said Senator Schumer. "I was proud to sponsor this resolution, which reaffirms the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 that states Jerusalem should remain an undivided city and Israel’s capital – in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are celebrated, valued and protected. The semi-centennial of the reunification of Jerusalem is an important milestone for Israel and Jewish people across the globe given that Jerusalem has been a focal point of Jewish life for thousands of years. The resolution also affirms the longstanding policy of the United States Government that a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be achieved through direct, bilateral negotiations without preconditions for a sustainable two-state solution.”

Specifically, Schumer's resolution reaffirms the United States’ longstanding policy, under the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, that Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel and a united city in which all religious faiths are respected and protected. The resolution reaffirms the Senate’s support for Israel’s commitment to religious freedom and support in strengthening the mutually beneficial American-Israeli relationship.