With the passing of the Jerusalem Bill by the Knesset in 1980, in which the Jews declared Jerusalem their undivided, eternal capital, the world was in an uproar. Thirteen embassies moved to Tel Aviv, stating that Israel had violated international law by this decision, and they would not grant legitimacy to such an illegal action.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The nations were coerced by threat of oil embargo by Arabs. International Law, by the Supreme Council of the Allied Powers at San Remo on April 25th, 1920, mandates the land beyond the Jordan river (including all of Jerusalem) legally belonging to Israel.
Now the timeline is collapsing into an urgency of events that are shaping a new Middle East and therefore a new international configuration. UCI sent a special letter of encouragement timed to encourage Prime Minister Netanyahu just prior to his May journey to America to stand firm for Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem as well as in Judea and Samaria - all included in the San Remo Council. We also want to encourage Americans to go the extra mile and validate the strong position laid out in US Law with the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act.
Israel and America are truly at a crossroads. It is imperative that American voters have a clear understanding of our alliance with Israel during this world crisis, the imminent threat to Israel's (and the civilized world's) security and economy with the so-called "Arab Spring" amongst the world's oil-rich countries. Fulfilling the required move of the US Embassy in the face of this surge of activities by the Muslim Brotherhood across the Middle East will be.
There is no question that Israel is our strongest ally in the war for freedom. Let's MOVE the US Embassy to show our solidarity with them now! The single most powerful step of unity you can take is to call your Senators and Representatives to support the removal of the waiver and the immediate moving of our Embassy to Jerusalem - where it has always belonged!
Jerusalem Day is a joyous holiday widely celebrated throughout Israel as the day that commemorates the reunification of the city of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel for more than 3,000 years. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, marked the 44th year since Jerusalem was reunited. Many legislators gathered on Capitol Hill to stand with the much-maligned nation, Israel, the United States' only democratic ally in the Middle East.
We can now join hands with the many US Congressmen who have already shown their support of the people of Israel and affirmed their right to the only tiny Jewish homeland in the world. Your phone calls will make a very real and positive statement.
We want to call particular attention to the International Israel Allies Caucus Foundation (IIACF) who hosted this year's Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast on Capitol Hill. It was followed by a Press Conference with leaders from Congress and large pro-Israel organizatiosn focusing their attention on the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 which was overwhelmingly passed by both Houses of Congress and is Public Law 104-45.
Since it became law 17 years ago, successive presidents, Democrat and Republican, have postponed enactment of the law. New legislation, HR 1006 in the House and Senate companion bill S. 1622, express the overwhelming wishes of the American people to immediately move the American Embassy to Jerusalem where it legally belongs. These tow bills remove the waiver loophole ability of the President to again postpone enactment of the Embassy move.
Many leaders of the House were present at this solemn but happy occasion honoring Jerusalem. At this critical time, you must make the choice to impact history by showing your support for Jerusalem and Israel and to thank our members of Congress for their strong and vital stand.
UCI has produced an easy to remember website - uc4i.org/move - that features several videos by leaders who have spoken on Capitol Hill recognizing Jerusalem as the 3,000 year old capital of the Jewish state and calling for the US Embassy to be moved there once and for all. Representative Dan Burton, who introduced HR 1006 into the 112th Congress, urges everyone to speak to their elected officials to sign on to HR 1006 and S 1622. Please consider call your elected officials as well as sharing our "Let's MOVE" URL with your friends on Facebook - it's simple to remember: