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Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the opening of the new American embassy in Jerusalem:

"America's embassy always belonged in the capital of Israel, which both history and common sense tell us is Jerusalem. I hope the opening of this new embassy will open a new chapter in Israeli-Palestinian relations, one based on truth, which is the only sure foundation for a lasting peace. I'd also note today's news is a fitting way to mark the 70 years of friendship between Israel and the United States. America has stood by Israel since the day it declared independence, and now our friendship is stronger than ever."