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Sanders Would Consider Moving Embassy Out of Jerusalem

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 February 2020 10:13 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Tuesday he would consider moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem if he is elected president.

The comment came in response to a question during Tuesday's Democratic debate in South Carolina. If elected, Sanders would be America's first Jewish president, but, as CBS News debate moderator Major Garrett noted, he announced refused days ago he again will not attend the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Sanders said AIPAC is connected to "leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights," a reference to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

President Donald Trump moved the embassy to Jerusalem in 2018. Congress approved the move in the 1990s, but presidents of both parties had put off the move.

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If he is elected president, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Tuesday he would consider moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem.
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