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PolitiFact: Trump is largely correct about Jerusalem Embassy Act



PolitiFact staff
Friday, December 08, 2017

In remarks at the White House, President Donald Trump said the Jerusalem Embassy Act “passed Congress by an overwhelming bipartisan majority and was reaffirmed by a unanimous vote of the Senate only six months ago.”

Our ruling

Trump said that the Jerusalem Embassy Act “passed Congress by an overwhelming bipartisan majority and was reaffirmed by a unanimous vote of the Senate only six months ago.”

He’s right about both pieces of legislation and the margins by which they passed. However, it’s worth noting that the 2017 Senate resolution also reaffirmed that “the permanent status of Jerusalem remains a matter to be decided between the parties through final status negotiations towards a two-state solution” – a position that Trump rhetorically backed in his speech, but that some believe could be endangered by his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy.

We rate the statement Mostly True.

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