President Trump has pulled one of his most reckless moves yet. His declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and his plan to move the US embassy violates international law. It immediately resulted in an outbreak of violence.
Where are the voices of US officials? Only Senators Feinstein and Sanders and Representatives Pocan, Grijalva and Lee have spoken out against Trump’s actions. Rather than condemning it, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer took credit for the decision. This is unacceptable! Congress must join the international outcry by condemning Trump’s actions and telling him to halt plans to move the embassy.
Since Trump’s announcement, protests have been ongoing in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza. Israel has been responding with tear gas, rubber bullets, live ammunition and drone attacks. Congress must act now to try to stem the violence.