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Schumer, Cruz Call for Moving US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

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The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

By Jeffrey Rodack   |   Friday, 16 Jun 2017 07:41 AM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are urging President Donald Trump to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

Trump has put the plans to relocate the embassy on hold in hopes of working out a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, the website reported.

Schumer noted the Senate's unanimous passage on June 6 of a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification, the Free Beacon reported. The measure said: "Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel."

"We are going to continue to fight," he said. "The president has not made it unequivocal that the embassy will not move, he just said that he's going to study it a while. We ought to get it done once and for all."

And Cruz, speaking to the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, said: "Fifty years later, now is finally time to recognize Jerusalem as the one eternal and indivisible capital,"

"I believe it is long past time to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, where it belongs."

Trump has spoken strongly in favor of moving the embassy, Politico noted.

"The question is not if that move happens, but only when," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said last month.

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are urging President Donald Trump to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
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