Other presidents have said they would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. But only one president has actually ordered it to be done.
President Donald J. Trump announced Wednesday the United States would officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city and begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy there.
It’s another campaign promise kept by President Trump. It also fulfills the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, in which Congress required the embassy to be moved to Jerusalem but also allowed for repeating six-month waivers to delay the decision. Only President Trump stopped the seemingly endless delays.