WASHINGTON, DC (BRPROUD)-Louisiana Senator Dr. Bill Cassidy, M.D and colleague, Republican of Tennessee Bill Hagerty created the bill, Uphold 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Law Act of 2021, to block the Biden administration plan to establish a second mission in Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem.
The news was announced in a press release on Tuesday, October 26.
If passed the bill would block Biden Administration’s plan to reopen a U.S. consulate for the Palestinians that divides Jerusalem.
“The Jewish State of Israel is one of our greatest allies. The Biden administration must not threaten this relationship with a plan that is in clear conflict with U.S. law, which states Jerusalem should not be divided,” said Dr. Cassidy.
According to the press release, under the Trump administration, The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 fully recognized Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel on December 6, 2017. Israel’s prime minister at the time. Benjamin Netanyahu, also celebrated the decision.