Luther Strange cosponsors Jerusalem reunification resolution

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With the support of Alabama Senator Luther Strange, the U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution calling on President Donald Trump to “abide by” provision of a 1995 law moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Last Thursday, Trump signed a waiver delaying the controversial move of the embassy, backtracking on months of campaign promises, which prompted Monday night’s vote.

The resolution, S. Res. 176: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem, passed the chamber 90-0.

Strange, who cosponsored the resolution, expressed renewed confidence in the American-Israeli relationship, recognized Jerusalem as home to the holy sites of three world religions, and commended Israel and the combatant nations of the Six Day War of 1967, Egypt and Jordan, for their commitment to upholding peace in the half century since the conflict.

“Over half of the world’s people practice faiths with roots in the holy sites of Jerusalem, and the city continues to be the centerpiece of America’s own cherished friendship with Israel,” said Strange. “The coexistence and cooperation demonstrated by those who call Jerusalem home give us hope as we continue to encourage lasting peace. I was proud to cosponsor this resolution and join my colleagues in marking such a significant milestone in the history of the Holy City.”