Israeli Minister: Now Is Time for All Countries to Move Embassies to Jerusalem

“Ascend a lofty mountain, O herald of joy to Tzion; Raise your voice with power, O herald of joy to Yerushalayim— Raise it, have no fear; Announce to the cities of Yehuda: Behold your God!” Isaiah 40:9 (The Israel Bible™)

Echoing responses made by her fellow Likudniks to President Donald Trump’s recent comments on moving the US embassy in Israel, MK Gila Gamliel, Minister for Social Equality in the Knesset, said on Monday that the embassy – and, indeed, all embassies – should be moved to Jerusalem immediately.

“What better time than now for all countries of the world to move their embassies to Jerusalem?” asked Gamliel, speaking at an Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) tour with other lawmakers and officials after the group moved for a resolution stating Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel.

The resolution was also against anti-Semitism and anti-Israel discrimination.

On Saturday, President Trump said that he would not move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem until his administration made an effort at creating peace in the region. The decision was instantly criticized by Israeli leadership.

“I don’t think that transferring the embassy to Jerusalem should happen after we achieve peace but as part of achieving peace. Any delay will not get us closer,” Likud MK Yehudah Glick said on Sunday.

“If you really would like to give peace a chance, move the embassy to Jerusalem in order to make sure Jerusalem will never be divided and to make sure Jews and  Arabs can live peacefully together,” said Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely.

With additional reporting by Maayan Hoffman