The U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Declaration on the 50 anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
For this document voted for by 90 senators, including former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Another 10 senators were not present in the meeting room during the vote.
The text of the Declaration reads:»In June of 2017 marked 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem, the city where the Jewish presence remained for three millennia. From 1948 to 1967, Jerusalem was divided and Israelis of different faiths, and the Jews of different countries do not have free access to the Holy places in East Jerusalem, particularly the wailing Wall. In 1967 Jerusalem was reunited, and all have access to the Holy places».
The Senate also re-ratified the law on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. «We urge the US President and all officials of the administration to follow the letter of the law and agreed to implement it», — quotes the text of the resolution to Politico.
1 Jun Donald trump has signed a decree extending the veto on the draft law on Jerusalem passed by Congress in 1995. It States that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the United and undivided capital of Israel.
In accordance with the law, the American Embassy should move to Jerusalem no later than may 1999. However, the law also provides for the retention by the President the right of veto on the implementation of the law, which benefited bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama.
The corresponding decree is signed every six months.
Speaking about the settlement of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian authority, the senators said: «the US Approach remains unchanged: we believe that the agreement can only be achieved through direct, bilateral negotiations without preconditions, on the basis of the principle of two States».