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Hillary Clinton in 1999: Jerusalem is ‘Eternal and Indivisible Capital of Israel’

President Trump's decision is controversial, but it's a position Hillary Clinton took 18 years ago.

By NTK Staff | 12.06.2017 @9:00am
Hillary Clinton in 1999: Jerusalem is ‘Eternal and Indivisible Capital of Israel’

On Wednesday, President Trump will give a speech at the White House, where he is expected to announce two policy changes pertaining to Israel:

  • Trump will announce the new U.S. policy that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital in the eyes of the United States
  • Trump will announce his intention to one day move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

The move is expected to increase tensions between Israel and the Arab states in the Middle East.

In a sign of how serious world leaders take the potential for violence and discord following Trump’s announcement, Pope Francis said on Wednesday that leaders should respect the “status quo” in Jerusalem, rather than changing policies.

As The Weekly Standard pointed out on Tuesday, some Democrats are with Trump – including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) – and some, like possible 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker, are against Trump.

But one Democrat who is with Trump’s new decision – or at least was, at one point?

Hillary Clinton.

CNN reported in July 1999:

First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton says she considers Jerusalem to be the “eternal and indivisible capital of Israel” and will be an active advocate — if elected to New York’s Senate seat — to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

In a letter that became public Thursday, Mrs. Clinton wrote: “If I am chosen by New Yorkers to be their senator, or in whatever position I find myself in the years to come, you can be sure that I will be an active, committed advocate for a strong and secure Israel, able to live in peace with its neighbors, with the United States Embassy located in its capital, Jerusalem.”

Clinton has not hesitated to criticize Trump at every turn in 2017, so it will be interesting to see if she speaks out on Trump’s expected announcement.

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