The White House on Friday corrected a press release on President Barack Obama’s remarks at late Israeli President Shimon Peres’ funeral to clarify their location. The original version of the remarks identified the location as Jerusalem, Israel.
The service was held at Mount Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery that’s located on the west side of Jerusalem. Despite the site being the national cemetery of Israel, the US does not recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
US policy on Jerusalem is controversial. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if he’s elected, the US will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Here’s the corrected release:
- White House
Peres died earlier this week at age 93.