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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Move US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

December 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital:

“President Trump’s plan to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem threatens American credibility in the region and undermines efforts to negotiate an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. The status of Jerusalem is one of the most sensitive topics in these discussions, and it should be part of a negotiated settlement between Israel and Palestine, not dictated through unilateral action by the President of the United States. As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am deeply concerned that this decision could provoke increased violence and instability in the region, and I believe it is a harmful setback to efforts to revive the peace process.”