May 14 2018

Graham: Jerusalem Embassy Opening Monumental Day for U.S.-Israel Relations

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the new U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem.

“This is a monumental day in United States-Israel relations as we finally open an embassy in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.

“For over 20 years, it has been American policy to recognize Jerusalem as the capital, but it wasn’t until today – and the leadership of President Trump – that we had an embassy in Jerusalem.  I truly appreciate the President turning this important recognition into reality.

“At a time of great upheaval across the Middle East, this announcement sends a clear message that the United States has Israel’s back – without equivocation.

“I’m proud to be present and leading the Senate delegation for this historic event.  It’s a true honor.”