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US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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Statement by the Embassy of Israel in South Africa. ​
by Martine Bass | Dec 08, 2017

Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3 000 years and the capital of Israel for nearly 70 years. This is a historic day. We're grateful for President (Donald) Trump's courageous and just decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to prepare for the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

This is an important step forward for peace, for there is no peace that doesn’t include Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israel calls on all countries that seek peace, to join the United States in recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move their embassies there.

Israel shares President Trump’s commitment to advancing peace between Israel and all of our neighbours, including the Palestinians. Israel remains committed to the status quo in the holy sites, and will continue to guarantee the freedom of worship for Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike.

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  1. 1 Nimrod Mathenjwa 15 Jan

    Jerusalem shall be trampled by the gentiles until their time runs out ,and then Lord Jesus will set up a kingdom in Palestine which Jerusalem shall be Capital, and Jews being head of all nations in the universe .

    As long as the time of the Gentiles is still running wrong people will claim ownership of JERUSALEM ,yet we know it very  well in history that its the capital city of the Jews

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