ACU Foundation Applauds President Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital; Efforts to Move Embassy

President Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the rightful capital of Israel and his intentions to relocate the American embassy is a common-sense move that echoes the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, a bill passed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan majority that established the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital 22 years ago.

Jerusalem, which already houses the Knesset, has been Israel’s center of government since the nation declared Independence in 1948. With Trump further legitimizing it as the nation’s capital, he is aiding a close ally in their fight against the world’s interference with its choice of its own capital city.

The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) applauds President Trump’s willingness to put decision-making power back into the hands of Israelis, echoing his sentiments that “this is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It’s something that has to be done,” and we share his commitment to supporting the Israeli people.

Earlier this year, The ACUF hosted a policy forum in Israel, meeting with members of the Knesset, economists, small business owners, journalists, and members of the Prime Minister’s staff to discuss strengthening ties between our two nations and determining how the United States can be an effective and supportive ally as Israel, whose continued development mirrors that of our own establishment of a constitution almost 230 years ago, continues to foster the values of liberty, independence, and the free market.  We look forward to our continued investment in this thriving and vibrant country, establishing an Israel CPAC in the coming years, and stand in support of their right to govern themselves.