Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv:
“The final status of Jerusalem is one of the most complex components of a peace agreement. That is why President Trump’s decision today to unilaterally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel without any progress toward peace is a major setback to a two-state solution. His announcement rejects decades of bipartisan policy and undermines our standing with the Palestinians and our partners in the region.
“In 1995 we passed a bill to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the U.S. embassy in the context of the Oslo peace process. Today, there are no direct negotiations, and by taking this action there’s a real potential to further inflame the Middle East. I urge all sides to exercise restraint at this difficult time.”