Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2009

July 30, 2009
July 30, 2009
Referred to House (sub)committee

10 cosponsors.

Would state the sense of Congress that Jerusalem must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected as they have been by Israel since 1967. Would require all government documents which list countries and their capitals to list Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; revoke the President’s authority to waive recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on national security grounds contained in the Jerusalem Embassy Act; formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and would immediately relocate the United States embassy to Jerusalem. Such sums as may be necessary would be authorized to complete construction of a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

See also: similar measures H.R. 2475 of 5/19/09, Amendment 38 to H.R. 2410 of 5/14/09, Amendment 87 to H.R. 3081 of 6/26/09, and S. 2737 of 11/5/09.

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