In contrast to Obama's stance on the embassy move, members of the US House of Representatives presented Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat during his November visit to the US with initiatives to recognize Jerusalem as the "undivided capital of Israel" and calling to move the US embassy there.Sadly, it's been more than a decade now, and still the US embassy has not been moved to Jerusalem.
Sen. Joe Lieberman (Independent-Connecticut) informed Barkat that six senators had sponsored a bill that would put an end to a currently needed presidential confirmation on the matter and implement the Jerusalem Embassy Act from 14 years ago.
The law, which was passed by the Senate and House of Representatives in 1995 - stated that "Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel and the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999."
Saturday, December 05, 2009
SO OBAMA DOESN'T WANT TO MOVE THE EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM...
The Jerusalem Post artist reporting this says he doesn't want to move it yet. But it doesn't take much to figure out that he really doesn't want to move it at all. Not that I expected much from him. Capitol Hill was better on the subject though:
Posted by Avi Green at 2:01 PM