Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on Opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

May 14, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem:

“Today marks the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. With the Israeli government located in Jerusalem, the move of the Embassy is a logical step that is in line with existing U.S. law. In my role as Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, I will continue Congressional oversight over the construction of the permanent Embassy to ensure the prioritization of U.S. security concerns.

With the ongoing conflict on the Israeli-Gaza border today, our goal of two states for two peoples – the Jewish State of Israel and a Palestinian state – living side-by-side in peace, security, and mutual recognition is as important as ever. I look forward to the Administration’s plan to bring both sides of this conflict to the table in order to negotiate a peaceful future for all.”