December 06, 2017

Udall Statement on Trump’s Decision to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel, Move US Embassy

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall condemned President Trump’s announcement that he will break with longstanding U.S. presidential policy by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy:

“President Trump thrives on chaos, but chaos in foreign policy is often the enemy of peace and security. Like the chaotic positions taken regarding North Korea and Iran, this decision increases the danger to Americans and potentially risks lives in a volatile region. This move is a major setback in the long effort to reach peace in one of the world’s most troubled regions. The president has undermined America’s role as the most effective broker for a two-state solution to the conflict, and his decision will have long-lasting implications. The final status of Jerusalem should be resolved through peace negotiations, which has been the bipartisan position of U.S. presidents for decades.”