U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres Expresses Support for Maintaining Embassy Location in Jerusalem

Jan 20, 2023
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15) today publicly expressed his support for current plans by the U.S. Department of State to construct its new embassy in Jerusalem, building on its steadfast commitment to recognizing the Holy City as the capital of Israel.
In a series of tweets, Rep. Torres stated:


“I support @StateDept as it proceeds to build an embassy where it belongs, in a country’s capital. Israel should be no exception.


Siting an embassy in Jerusalem means complying with a decades-old law whose implementation is long overdue: the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995.


The siting of an embassy in Jerusalem in no way forecloses the possibility of a two state solution, which remains the best path forward for both Israelis and Palestinians.”

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