Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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Rep. Ellison on Trump’s Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

Dec 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel:

“President Trump’s decision today to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel impedes the Israel-Palestine peace process, jeopardizes the safety of U.S. personnel stationed abroad, and seriously limits the U.S.’s ability to serve as an effective broker in the future. Trump irresponsibly broke with decades of precedent in order to fulfill a dangerous campaign promise, and did so despite the warnings of leaders around the world. This White House continues to play politics with issues of national security and international peace, and its reckless decision making should concern us all.”