Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark C
    • 12.03.10 | 03:05 (IST)

    In 1995, the 104th Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 [5], in which the legislators stated that "(1) Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own capital. (2) Since 1950, the city of Jerusalem has been the capital of the State of Israel?. (9) In 1990, the Congress unanimously adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 106, which declares that the Congress 'strongly believes that Jerusalem must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected.' (10) In 1992, the United States Senate and House of Representatives unanimously adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 113 of the One Hundred Second Congress to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, and reaffirming Congressional sentiment that Jerusalem must remain an undivided city."

    from the article: U.S. gave Israel green light for East Jerusalem construction
    First published 01:03 12.03.10 | Last updated 06:58 12.03.10
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