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JCRC and JEWISHcolorado Respond to White House Jerusalem Announcement

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a program of JEWISHcolorado, and JEWISHcolorado welcome President Trump’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and begin the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. This action reflects the reality that Jerusalem has long been both the political center of Israel and the spiritual center of the Jewish People. These actions are consistent with existing JCRC policy and the bipartisan Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995.

The JCRC and JEWISHcolorado also appreciate the President’s commitment to facilitating a fair and lasting peace agreement between the Israeli and Palestinian peoples.  To that end, we strongly urge leadership in the U.S., Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and the international community to immediately work to reduce tensions in the region in order to create a space for negotiations to resume.

“The JCRC absolutely agrees with the consensus of world Jewry that Jerusalem is the political and spiritual capital of Israel and the Jewish people, and should be home to the U.S. Embassy,” said JCRC Chair Ben Lusher. “That said, this action cannot and should not distract or detract from direct negotiations that have the potential to lead to a lasting two-state solution.”

CLICK HERE for JCRC’s Policy Statement on Israel

CLICK HERE for the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) statement

CLICK HERE for The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) statement

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