Pence addressed the Knesset in Israel, telling lawmakers, «In the story of the Jews, we’ve always seen the story of America. It is the story of an exodus, a journey from persecution to freedom, a story that shows the power of faith and the promise of hope.»

He promised that «in the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, and that United States Embassy will open before the end of next year.»

«By finally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the United States has chosen fact over fiction. And fact is the only true foundation for a just and lasting peace,» Pence said. «…If both sides agree, the United States of America will support a two-state solution.»

Mike Pence in Jerusalem 22th of January 2018

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