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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania
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Congressman Evans Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

December 6, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans released the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:

“Jerusalem has been and always will be the eternal capital of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. This is a fact of history reaffirmed by Congress that cannot and will not be denied. With this, the United States has always been and always will remain a strong ally of Israel. In the absence of a comprehensive plan for a peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians I am concerned about the further unrest and instability President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel may cause. As a nation I believe we have an important obligation to play a crucial role in supporting the State of Israel in order to achieve a two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians."

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov

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