The extraterrestrials expressed a preference for the embassy to be in or near Jerusalem and even transmitted the following message to Raël in 2000.
To the people of Israel
The State of Israel must give some territory located near Jerusalem to the Guide of Guides so that he may build there the residence, the Embassy of the Extraterrestrials.
The time has come, people of Israel, to build the New Jerusalem as it was foreseen. Claude Rael is the one who was foretold. Reread your writings and open your eyes.
We wish to have our Embassy among our descendants, and the people of Israel are the descendants of the children born of the unions between the sons of extraterrestrials and the daughters of men.
People of Israel, we removed you from the clutches of the Egyptians, and you did not show yourselves worthy of our confidence; we entrusted you with a message destined for all humanity, and you jealously kept it instead of spreading it abroad.
You have suffered for a long time to pay for your errors, but the time of forgiveness has come, and as was foreseen, we have said: “To the North give them up and to the South do not hold them back.” I have gathered your sons and daughters “from the ends of the Earth,” as is written in Isaiah, and you have been able to find your country again. You will be able to live there in peace if you listen to the last of the prophets, the one who was foretold to you, and if you help him to accomplish what we ask of him.
This is your last chance, otherwise another country will welcome the Guide of Guides and build our Embassy on its territory, and that country will be close to yours; it will be protected and happiness shall prevail, and the State of Israel will be destroyed once more.
You, child of Israel who has not yet returned to your ancestral lands, wait before returning there to see if the government will agree to our Embassy being built there. If they refuse, do not return, and you will be one of those who will be saved from the destruction and whose descendants will one day be able to find the promised land again, when the time comes.
People of Israel, recognize the one foretold to you, give him the territory to build our Embassy, and help him build it. Otherwise, as happened 2,000 years ago, it will be constructed elsewhere, and if it is constructed elsewhere, you will be dispersed once again. If, 2,000 years ago, you had recognized that Jesus was indeed our messenger, all the Christians in the world would not be Christians, but Jews. You would not have had problems, and you would have remained our ambassadors. But instead this task was given to other people who took Rome for their base.
Two thousand years ago, you did not recognize our messenger, and it was not Jerusalem but Rome that shone. Now you have a new chance for it to be Jerusalem once more. If you do not seize it, another country will shelter our Embassy, and you will no longer have any right to the land we had chosen for you.
Unfortunately, the State of Israel has ignored this message and refused our requests for a site for the embassy. It is now open to any country on the planet to provide a suitable site.