The Trump administration’s 2018 movement of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was defended today in the US Senate; The vote was motioned by two Republican lawmakers; There were three opposition votes.
While reconciling a COVID-19 relief bill in the United States, two Republican senators presented a vote to keep the US embassy in Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) were the two senators who proposed the vote that eventually succeeded 97-3. The three opposing senators were Tom Carper (D-DE), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Senator Inhofe tweeted on Thursday that his amendment in the budget resolution “would make the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem permanent, effectively preventing it from being downgraded or moved. It’s an important message that we acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
Former President Donald Trump and his administration announced the relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2017 shortly after his inauguration. The embassy was officially reopened on May 14th, 2018 – 70 years after the rebirth of the nation of Israel.
1 Kings 11:36
But to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may have a lamp always before Me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen for Myself to put My name.