Suozzi Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Celebrating 50th Anniversary of Jerusalem Reunification
May 17, 2017
Today, Congressman Tom Suozzi spoke on the House floor to introduce a bipartisan resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) joined the resolution as an original cosponsor. Rep. Suozzi’s full remarks can be viewed here.
“For centuries, the Jewish people yearned to pray at the Western Wall, the only remaining connection to the Great Temple destroyed in 70 A.D. -- a cry that infused their daily prayers. 50 years ago, in 1967, this mere hope became reality when Jerusalem was finally reunified at the conclusion of the Six-Day War.
“We share the joy of our brothers and sisters as we celebrate this special milestone, and as we continue to strive for a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians. In a world of increasing instability, our enduring relationship with Israel has never been more vital, and I am honored to stand with our close friend and ally,” said Congressman Suozzi in his speech.
“Jerusalem represents the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and its reunification after almost 2,000 years of division remains an inspiration to all. As a divided city, Israeli citizens of all faiths as well as Jews of all nationalities were denied access to holy sites in eastern Jerusalem, including the Old City, in which the Western Wall is located. I am honored to join in celebration of the 50th anniversary of that reunification, and will continue to support our friends and allies in Israel,” said. Rep. Rooney.