By now you know that President Trump has announced the US will move the embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May. Despite threats of turmoil and retaliation from Arabs and Palestinians, Trump made good on a campaign promise.
But did you know the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 ordered the US Embassy to be situated in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999? In fact, the law actually stipulated 3 things:
President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as well as his announcement that the embassy will be moved to Jerusalem were simply fulfillment of law that Congress passed 23 years ago! (See a copy of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 here.)
But how did the law originate? In the 1990’s, David Parsons (who is now a Vice President and Senior Spokesperson for ICEJ), drafted the bill, including the three specific points noted above. The bill changed somewhat (including the provision of presidential waivers) before being passed by Congress in 1995. But it was almost a quarter century later when President Trump finally did what no other president had the courage to do: fulfill the provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995!
Recently, David Parsons was interviewed by CBN, where he discussed the significance of the recent presidential pronouncements. Take time to view the 6 1/2-minute interview here and read the story here.