Rivlin thanks Trump for keeping campaign promise

President Reuven Rivlin is up next.

He says Jerusalem — “who we never forgot and never will forget” — has been the capital of the people of Israel for 3,000 years.

“The obvious should be said from time to time, even could be written from time to time,” he remarks.

The president says Israel is committed to all of Jerusalem’s residents, Jews and Arabs alike.

Jerusalem is “a microcosm of our ability, Jews and Arabs, to live together,” says the president.

The president says all US presidential candidates tend to pledge the embassy move, but never follow through.

“Finally, we have a leader who promised this and also kept his promise,” he says to applause.

“President Trump, the Israeli people thanks you for keeping your word, for your courage, for your determination, and for your firm, unwavering stand alongside to the State of Israel. We hope and expect that other nations will follow your path and your leadership,” says the president.

“We will continue to safeguard Jerusalem as a city of peace, as a home to all those of faith,” he says, of all its residents and religions.

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