Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

December 06, 2017

(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital:

“I’m very concerned about the decision to relocate the U.S. embassy and the immediate repercussions, as the State Department has warned that this could potentially lead to violence in Israel and across the Middle East,” said Senator Shaheen. “I firmly support Israel’s security and believe this announcement is harmful to both U.S. and Israeli interests. It also moves all parties further away from a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is unfortunate that the President chose to ignore warnings from many U.S. allies and partners around the world about his decision’s negative impact on the peace process and the heightened tensions it will cause.”