In response to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Jerusalem and to declare his intent to move the embassy in Israel to that city, the Coalition for Jewish Values noted that every other country chooses its capital, and all other countries place their embassies in those same cities to facilitate access to officials of the host government.
The following quote may be attributed to Rabbi Pesach Lerner, President of the CJV:
“President Trump’s decision is correct politically and pragmatically. It is previous Presidents, European and Arab leaders who should be questioned regarding their double standard applied uniquely to Israel. We hope the President starts and completes his pledge to move the embassy, as well.”