— Newt Gingrich
Israel is the only country the United States discriminates against in this regard. The people of Israel have designated Jerusalem as their capital. Yet the United States retains its embassy in Tel Aviv. A more peaceful Middle East will not come through confused signals, mixed messages, and extravagant but unrealizable hopes. Making it clear that we respect the rights of the people of the only long-term democracy in the Middle East and making clear that it is their right to negotiate the future of their Capital will strengthen the framework within which peace could be negotiated.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA 6) has formed an exploratory committee to prepare to be a candidate to be the 2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States.