An official US State Department communication has labeled Jerusalem and Israel as separate entities.
Keeping up with its longstanding policy, the State Department refuses to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital—despite a U.S. law stating otherwise. Obama faced criticism on the issue last year, when it was revealed that the White House had scrubbed all references to Jerusalem being part of the Jewish state from a collection of photos on its website.
Obama has also been lambasted by pro-Israel leaders and some on Capitol Hill for capitulating to pressure from the State Department, which has long opposed U.S. law on the matter.
Yet today, the United States government, in defiance of a law passed in 1995, refuses to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the nation of Israel.
The so called Jerusalem Prayer Team has launched the Jerusalem DC (David’s Capital) Campaign to call on people to recognize Jerusalem – the entire, undivided Holy City – as the capital of Israel, and to do so publicly.