US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
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.