Crif praises the historic decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel, and the upcoming transfer of the US Embassy.
Crif calls on French President Emmanuel Macron to engage France in the same courageous step.
For Francis Kalifat, President of Crif, "This is the best answer to the attempts of historical falsification carried out tirelessly by the Arab countries and the Palestinians at UNESCO and the UN on the status of Jerusalem."
Crif recalls that peace between Israelis and Palestinians can not be built without recognition of historical truth.
Crif hopes that this decision will re-launch a sincere dialogue leading to a negotiation of a lasting peace in the region that will allow both peoples to live side by side in security.