Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Statement on Jerusalem Being Recognized As Capital of Israel

Dec 7, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON–U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) released the following statement after President Trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital Israel:

“The United States has stood, and will continue to stand, with the State of Israel. Israel has defended herself from those who seek her destruction and deny her right to exist, and she continues to face challenges as a democratic nation in the Middle East. Today, President Trump took a stand to reaffirm our country’s commitment to our friends in Israel. I support the President’s decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, which Israel has long recognized as their capital, and his intention to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They have been our staunchest ally in the region and a full partner on the global war on terror. Not only do we share values and a similar vision, but a desire to live in peace for the days to come. It is vital to support Israel, its security, and its people.”