In the letter, Saltzman and Mariaschin note: “Jerusalem, a city of eternal historical and religious connection to the Jewish people, has always been Israel’s capital. Placing an embassy in a state’s capital city should, under normal circumstances, be an uncontroversial recognition of reality. When it comes to Israel, however, there are many in the international community who prefer that normal conventions of international diplomacy be ignored.”
And they continue: “We strongly commend you for standing up to this pressure not to relocate embassies to Jerusalem. Your decision was just and correct and will strengthen the cause of peace.”
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