Senate Urges Trump to Make the Jerusalem Embassy Move

CBNNews – June 6, 2017

The Senate urged President Donald Trump Monday night to fulfill his campaign promise and move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Politico reports that the Senate voted 90-0 on a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification after the Six Day War. The measure “calls upon the president and all United States officials to abide by” a law from 1995 that urged then-President Bill Clinton to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

Since then, Republican and Democratic presidents have signed six-month waivers that delay the embassy move in hopes of brokering a successful peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians first. President Trump signed the delay waiver Thursday, but White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quickly assured the American people that the deal is still on the table.