Ivanka Trump keeps a framed copy of her father’s speech recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in her White House office, alongside the handwritten lyrics to the rock classic “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey.
The typed copy of US President Donald Trump’s December 6, 2017, speech “Remarks Regarding the Capital of Israel” is signed by the president, “To Ivanka, Love Dad,” according to a profile of the first daughter and presidential adviser in Sunday’s Washington Post.
The speech sits alongside pictures of her children and the “Don’t Stop Believin'” lyrics “handwritten to her by one of the songwriters,” the paper reported.
Recognition of Jerusalem appears to have special meaning to Ivanka, who converted to Judaism before she married Jared Kushner.
After Trump’s presidential visit to Israel in June, Ivanka spoke about how special it was to visit Jerusalem and the Western Wall.
“It was deeply personal for me as you note standing at the Western Wall in a moment of privacy, because it was really just us, it was our family that was there,” she said. “It was beyond special — for each of these moments it’s hard to find the words to adequately describe them.”
The president bucked decades of US foreign policy by formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December and setting in motion plans to move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. Earlier this month, the US said the move would take place to coincide with Israel’s 70th birthday.