Mr. Speaker, for over 3,000 years, the official capital of Israel has been Jerusalem, no matter what the Palestinians say.

 

Yesterday, the United States officially moved its embassy to Jerusalem, but the terrorist group Hamas and Iran object to Jerusalem being designated as the capital of Israel. So do the arrogant French and a few other European and Middle Eastern countries.

 

But every nation decides for themselves where their capital should be, and wouldn’t France be indignant if the world community demanded that Versailles be the capital of France rather than Paris? 

 

The anti-Semitic capital uproar is just another example of how these nations do not believe Israel has the right to exist. Israel’s government is located in Jerusalem.

 

Our new embassy recognizes that fact. Thanks to President Trump’s bold leadership, the United States will no longer deny Israel’s self-determined right to have Jerusalem as its political, cultural, and spiritual center of the Jewish state—whether the rest of the world likes it or not.

 

And that is just the way it is.