Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia), the Chief Deputy Whip for the Republicans in Congress, was in
Many of my colleagues in Congress have asked me why -- why I consider
so important, and why they too should be concerned about the state of this city. Jerusalem
I remind them that
Jerusalemis not merely the capital of Israel, but the spiritual capital of Jews and Christians everywhere -- it’s the site of the First and , which house the Holy of Holies. And it’s the direction that we Jews around the world face when we pray. Second Temples
This glorious City of
is bound to the Jewish people by an undeniable 3000-year historical link. David
Here is the seven-minute video of Rep. Cantor’s remarks, recorded by the invaluable One Jerusalem. If you have only 45 seconds, skip to 6:40 of the video for the final 45 seconds, directed to Boogie Ya’alon in Hebrew and then translated.
The One Jerusalem bloggers conference call with Cantor earlier this year is summarized and linked here, and is worth reading and listening to as well.