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Banks Praises President’s Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

December 6, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today made the following statement regarding President Trump formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:

“Today’s announcement by President Trump re-affirms the special relationship between the United States and Israel. For thousands of years, Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish heritage and life. Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sends a strong message to the world that America stands with our cherished ally. It is great to have a president who is finally enforcing the law passed by Congress in 1995 recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”

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