Conference of Presidents Welcomes Further International Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

New York, NY

New York, NY, August 29th, 2019 . . . Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

"We congratulate the government of the Republic of Nauru led by President Lionel Aingimea on formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

We also welcome the decision by President Juan Orlando Hernandez and the government of Honduras to open a diplomatic presence in Jerusalem with the establishment of an official trade and commercial office.

Since 1949 the seat of Israel’s government has been in Jerusalem, and for nearly 3,500 years it has been the capital of the Jewish people. It is our hope that more countries will follow the courageous actions of Honduras and Nauru in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state."

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