VIDEO: Congressman Wilson Remembers Historic U.S. Embassy Opening In Jerusalem

May 14, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) reflects upon last year’s U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem: Click here or on the photo below to watch the video:


“On this day last year I was grateful to lead nine House colleagues on a congressional delegation to Jerusalem for the opening of the U.S. Embassy.

“We had the opportunity to meet with members of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, and to meet the Knesset Foreign Affairs Chairman Avi Dichter.

“It was an honor to be welcomed to the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. We have a shared priority to stop terrorism and anti-Semitism in both of our countries and across the world. I am confident in the leadership of Israel and know they will do all they can to protect and serve its citizens.

“I am thankful for the strong commitment shown to the American-Israeli alliance by President Donald Trump with promises made and promises kept. Ambassador David Friedman coordinated the embassy movement fulfilling a vote of Congress in 1994 to relocate from Tel Aviv to the capital, Jerusalem.”