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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee

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The United States Stands with Israel

May 14, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the following statement as the United States embassy in Israel was relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem:

"Today, President Trump fulfills a promise that every President has made for the last 30 years. The partnership between the United States and Israel is a natural and beautiful one – not only because of the connection we share through religion and culture, but because of our shared commitment to democracy and freedom," said Congressman Black. “This is an historic day of celebration for both of our countries.”

The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 upholds that, “Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected.” In June 2017, the Senate unanimously voted in favor of the embassy’s relocation to Jerusalem.

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Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. A nurse for more than 40 years, she serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.