The Senate will vote on a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification. Urge your senator to support it!
On June 7, 1967, the State of Israel reunified Jerusalem, the Jewish people’s historic and spiritual capital for over 3,000 years, after its miraculous victory in the Six Day War.
Between 1948 and 1967, Israeli citizens of all religions and Jews of all nationalities were denied access to Jerusalem’s Old City and holy sites, including the Kotel, the Western Wall.
Immediately after reunifying Jerusalem, Israel abolished restrictions on the free exercise of religion for all people. Jews, Christians, and Muslims could once again worship at their respective holy places.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) have introduced a bipartisan resolution that reaffirms support for “Israel’s commitment to religious freedom and administration of holy sites in Jerusalem” and commends the “mutually beneficial American-Israeli relationship.”
A vote on this resolution is expected on Monday, June 5th.
The resolution declares that the Senate recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and extends its friendship and hopes for peace to the residents of Jerusalem and the people of Israel, reaffirms its support for Israel’s commitment to religious freedom and administration of holy sites in Jerusalem, continues to support strengthening the mutually beneficial American-Israeli relationship, and reaffirms the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 that calls for the moving of the embassy to Jerusalem as United States law, and calls upon the President and all United States officials to abide by its provisions.
This declarative resolution is of the utmost significance. Urge your Senator to support it!
Urge Your Representatives to Support Pro Jerusalem Resolution!
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