Reacting to US President Donald Trump’s statements that his country would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, that country’s ambassador to India Daniel Carmon on Sunday said that Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish community for five thousand years and would continue to be so.
“It was a fact stated by the President of the United States. It is a fact that Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for five thousand years. It has been the capital of the modern state of Israel for seventy years. If you visit Jerusalem you will see what it means to have Jerusalem the capital of modern Israel. Jerusalem is the capital of modern state of Israel and it will continue to be so forever,” Carmon said on the sidelines of the rededication ceremony of the Beth El synagogue. He was in the city to attend the rededication ceremony of Beth El and Maghen David synagogues — two of Kolkata’s oldest synagogues, which have recently been restored.
In a short speech delivered at the White House, US President Donald Trump recently said, “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”