ADL Supports U.S. Initiative to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

New York, NY, May 9, 1995...The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed support for the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Implementation Act of 1995 introduced by Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole (R-KS ) calling for the U.S. to move its Embassy to Jerusalem.

David H. Strassler, ADL National Chairman and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director issued the following statement:

"Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel, should have taken place a long time ago. We support the initiative reflected in the Dole legislation."

"This legislation puts into practice longstanding bipartisan Congressional support that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Like all sovereign nations, Israel has the right to choose its capital city. The U.S. is recognizing this right by placing its Embassy in Jerusalem.

"We are certain that the governments of Israel and the United States will work out the details of implementation of this legislation in a mutually satisfactory manner."

"We are confident that the peace process,which is in the interest of all parties, will continue to move forward."

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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