The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution congratulating Israel on the 40th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and urging the Bush administration to move its embassy there. The non-binding resolution, passed in a voice vote Tuesday afternoon, “commends Israel for its administration of the undivided city for the past 40 years, during which Israel has respected the rights of all religious groups.” It also called on the president to abide by the 1995 law mandating the embassy move. President Bush, like his predecessor Bill Clinton, has waived the law every six months, citing national security reasons. His most recent waiver was announced last Friday night.The Senate is considering a similar Jerusalem resolution.
House passes Jerusalem resolution