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The RCA Welcomes US Official Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Dec. 6, 2017 – The Rabbinical Council of America, the leading organization of orthodox rabbis in North America, commends President Trump and his administration for formally recognizing Jerusalem as capital of the State of Israel. Rabbi Elazar Muskin, president of the RCA, stated, “Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people since King David built his palace there and King Solomon brought the Holy Temple to Mount Moriah, and for the past 68 years, the State of Israel has considered Jerusalem as its capital. We express our appreciation to the president and his administration for this recognition as well as for their staunch support for the State of Israel, a bipartisan tradition in the US for many decades. We call upon the nations of the world follow this example and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.” Rabbi Daniel Korobkin, vice president of the RCA, stated, “As religious leaders we pray that Jerusalem, the City of Peace, will live up to its name and that people of good intentions and good will use this opportunity to join together to promote stability and harmony in the holy city of Jerusalem where religious freedom and access to holy sites is granted to all its inhabitants.”

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