“Acting Under Secretary Kathleen Stephens Travels to Algeria, Qatar, Jordan, Jerusalem, and Israel.” The release was quickly scrubbed after the glaring violation of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which recognizes Jerusalem (the entire city of Jerusalem) as the capital of Israel, was pointed out by critics.
At a recent press briefing State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland was asked about the status of Jerusalem and said, “Our policy with regard to Jerusalem is that it has to be solved through negotiations. We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem.”
I am a God-fearing American, and I am publicly and officially recognizing Jerusalem—the entire, undivided Holy City—as the capital of Israel. This position has been a settled matter of US law since 1995, yet our government continues to refuse to follow the parameters of the Jerusalem Embassy Act.
Even more importantly, the status of Jerusalem as Israel’s is settled by Almighty God. Thousands of years before there was a Washington DC there was Jerusalem DC—David’s Capital. Before there was a United Nations trying to determine Jerusalem’s status, there were pagan nations that attempted to conquer and destroy the Holy City.
Scripture teaches that every nation and empire that stretched its hand against Jerusalem has crumbled to dust. God set His name in Jerusalem for the Jewish people, and that can never be revoked or changed.
While there are many complex issues to be resolved in the Middle East, the status of Jerusalem is not subject to negotiation. I declare my support and recognition of Jerusalem as the undivided and eternal capital of Israel. I pledge to pray for Israel and leaders of this country as they carry out the responsibilities of the office in which God has placed them. May we be obedient to God’s unchanging Word.