SCHUMER SPONSORS SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REUNIFICATION OF JERUSALEM
This June Marks the 50th Anniversary 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
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer introduced a Senate resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. The 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.
“I am 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. This year’s Yom Yerushalayim celebrates the semi-centennial of the reunification of Jerusalem, 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 our longstanding policy to achieve peaceful coexistence via direct negotiations that achieve a two-state solution,” said Senator Schumer.
The resolution has passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and now moves forward for a vote in the Senate.