TRUE FRIEND: Trump vows to ignore UN, recognize Jerusalem as the Jewish State of Israel’s capital
GOP nominee Donald Trump released a statement late Thursday evening repeating his promise that his administration would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“I have said on numerous occasions that in a Trump Administration, the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the one true capital of Israel,” Trump said in a statement made available to the Washington Examiner.
Trump reiterated his vow just hours after the U.N. cultural agency passed a resolution Thursday dismissing Jerusalem’s cultural ties to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, Judaism’s most sacred site.
“The United Nations’ attempt to disconnect the State of Israel from Jerusalem is a one-sided attempt to ignore Israel’s 3,000-year bond to its capital city, and is further evidence of the enormous anti-Israel bias of the UN. Jerusalem is the enduring capital of the Jewish People and the overwhelming majority of Congress has voted to recognize Jerusalem as just that,” the GOP nominee’s statement continued.
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The Republican candidate’s statement Thursday evening also comes just hours after he drew criticism
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