‘Israel will not give up Jerusalem’

Israel National News reports: “Dr. Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, testified on Wednesday before members of the House Oversight Committee’s National Security Subcommittee during a hearing entitled, ‘Moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: Challenges and opportunities.’

The hearing was attended by John Bolton, the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, and by members of Congress from both parties.

‘It is my view that President Donald Trump has made a commitment regarding the transfer of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and I believe he will stand by what he has said. Indeed, on June 1 the White House released a statement stressing with regard to moving the embassy, ‘The question is not if that move happens but only when,’‘ said Dr. Gold, who added, ‘Israel will never give up Jerusalem. This was Israel’s choice and Jerusalem will continue to be the capital of Israel.’

‘In my opinion, the transfer of the embassy will only bring the possibility of a diplomatic solution closer,’ Gold stressed.

He also noted that Israel has done more to ensure religious freedom in Jerusalem and protect the city’s holy sites than anyone else.

‘Jerusalem before was a mess,’ Gold said, adding that Israel has to protect Jerusalem for ‘all peoples and all faiths.’

‘Only a free and democratic Israel will protect the holy sites of all the great faiths in Jerusalem,’ he said…”

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