Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu
Rabbi Shmuel EliyahuEliyahu Yanai

Samaria Regional Council Chairman Yossi Dagan sent a letter to the White House in support of President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people.

About 250 rabbis from around the country signed the letter. Among the signatories: Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, Rabbi of Tzfat Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, and leading Religious Zionist Yeshiva Dean, Rabbi Chaim Druckman.

"You have a rare privilege now to be the first president to spearhead the recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the State of Israel," the rabbis wrote. "We are sure that you will be remembered in the history of the Jewish people forever as one who stood at the fore and was not afraid. May God’s promise to Joshua be fulfilled upon you: ‘Did I not command you, be strong and have courage, do not fear and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’”

Head of the Samaria Council Yossi Dagan, as stated, transferred the letter to the White House, and said that "Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel, the American people understand it, everyone understands it, we support the president's decision, but remember that the State of Israel is an independent state and needs to make its decisions by itself. "

Rabbi Eliyahu, the initiator of the letter, said, "We see this recognition as yet another stage in the implementation of Isaiah's prophecy of the gentiles' recognition of the centrality of Jerusalem.”

“We hope that other enlightened and believing nations will follow in the United States’ footsteps.”