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Washington - Schumer Renews Call For Embassy Move After Trump Puts Idea On Hold

Published on: October 10, 2017 06:00 PM
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FILE PHOTO - The front of the U.S. embassy is seen in Tel Aviv, Israel January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo FILE PHOTO - The front of the U.S. embassy is seen in Tel Aviv, Israel January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo

Washington - Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer renewed his call for President Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem after the president said he wanted to wait to give his relaunched peace push a chance.

“President Trump’s recent comments suggest his indecisiveness on the embassy’s relocation,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday in an email to JTA. “As someone who strongly believes that Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel, I am calling for the U.S. Embassy in Israel to be relocated to Jerusalem. Moving the embassy as soon as possible would appropriately commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification and show the world that the U.S. definitively acknowledges Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”

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Trump in an interview last week with ormer Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, aid the time was not ripe to move the embassy.

“I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem,” Trump said, referring to his efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Trump had promised while campaigning to move the embassy, but in June he waived a 1995 law mandating the movie, as every president has done before him.

The Zionist Organization of America also decried Trump’s walk-back from his campaign pledge.

“While the ZOA understands that President Trump has not yet made a final decision on the embassy move, the deferral of a decision to move the embassy in accordance with his pre-election pledges – pledges which were repeated by his spokesmen Jason Greenblatt and current Ambassador to Israel David Friedman just before the election and also by spokesman Kellyanne Conway after his election – sends a message of weakness, and a message that the U.S. fears Palestinian violent reaction,” ZOA’s president, Morton Klein, said in a statement Monday.



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 Oct 10, 2017 at 06:37 PM AmYisroel Says:

Where was chuck the schm k when the Obamanation was president

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 Oct 10, 2017 at 06:50 PM AmYisroel Says:

I don't remeber chucky cheese calling out the Obamanation when after peres funeral the Obamanation administration issued a press release that the Obamanation was in Jerusalem Israel then issued a correction where Israel was literally crossed out

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 Oct 10, 2017 at 06:55 PM ubgeriser Says:

Chucky wants the embassy moved just as Obama wanted it moved, it's just a good chance to put Trump in a spot. He is so full of hot air. He never asked Obama to move it.

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 Oct 10, 2017 at 08:00 PM Anonymous Says:

What phonies these demo-rats are! He was completely mum when Obama and every demo rat president didn't move the embassy! But now to try to make Trump look bad, all of a sudden Schumer wants the embassy moved!

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 Oct 10, 2017 at 08:03 PM yamsar Says:

What a contrarian. He couldn’t see right from wrong If he were staring at it.

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 Oct 10, 2017 at 09:17 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Usually Senator Schumer gets his name in the paper on Monday. I suppose the holidays shifted that around.

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 03:20 AM Anonymous Says:

If Trump says left he says right. Since when did he concern himself with the embassy issue? Go cry Chuckie and leave the embassy where it is. You never gave a hoot where its located? who woke u up? The disease in you called hating Trump? The last person to voice his opinion on it.

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 08:09 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
AmYisroel Says:

I don't remeber chucky cheese calling out the Obamanation when after peres funeral the Obamanation administration issued a press release that the Obamanation was in Jerusalem Israel then issued a correction where Israel was literally crossed out

Now I got it. Schumer wants to move the Embassy to Jerusalem, he is the Bad guy. Trump doesn't want to move the embassy, he is the good guy. Are you all Neturei Karte.? How on the earth is moving the Embassy is a Bad idea for a Yid other than Satmar or NK?

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 09:26 AM Anonymous Says:

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ubgeriser Says:

Chucky wants the embassy moved just as Obama wanted it moved, it's just a good chance to put Trump in a spot. He is so full of hot air. He never asked Obama to move it.

"Just as Obama wanted it moved" Obama never promised to move it unlike your Moron (The name was given by his own Secy of State) who is living in this Big Beautiful White Adult Day Care House (Nicknamed by the Republican Senate Leadership)

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 09:21 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
AmYisroel Says:

I don't remeber chucky cheese calling out the Obamanation when after peres funeral the Obamanation administration issued a press release that the Obamanation was in Jerusalem Israel then issued a correction where Israel was literally crossed out

"Obamanation" was respected by the entire world. Obamacare is the law of the USA even under a Republican POTUS, Senate and Congress. The real problem today is not Obama or Schumer. Its the Secretary of State of the USA calling his own President a Moron and the Republican Chairman calling the President in the WH an Adult day Care Center where someone missed to give him the Medicine.

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 10:13 AM AmYisroel Says:

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Anonymous Says:

"Obamanation" was respected by the entire world. Obamacare is the law of the USA even under a Republican POTUS, Senate and Congress. The real problem today is not Obama or Schumer. Its the Secretary of State of the USA calling his own President a Moron and the Republican Chairman calling the President in the WH an Adult day Care Center where someone missed to give him the Medicine.

Of course because he bent over backward to kiss dictators tucheses the rest of the world always like a US president who does what they want

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 10:17 AM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

Now I got it. Schumer wants to move the Embassy to Jerusalem, he is the Bad guy. Trump doesn't want to move the embassy, he is the good guy. Are you all Neturei Karte.? How on the earth is moving the Embassy is a Bad idea for a Yid other than Satmar or NK?

President Trump should move the embassy chucky cheese just wants to attack Trump when before Trump has chucky stood up for the fact of an undivided Jerusalem being the capital of Israel chucky is just an opportunist who couldn't even lobby against the iran deal becaue he put his party first and wouldn't attack his party's leader even to save Jewish lives

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 11:49 AM Anonymous Says:

schumer is such as faker. He is the leader of fake news. Everything he does is a fake show

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 12:18 PM TRumpIzPrez Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

What phonies these demo-rats are! He was completely mum when Obama and every demo rat president didn't move the embassy! But now to try to make Trump look bad, all of a sudden Schumer wants the embassy moved!

THEN Congressman Chuck Schumer was an original co-sponsor on the Jerusalem Embassy Act.

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 12:20 PM Trump Iz DoTard Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

What phonies these demo-rats are! He was completely mum when Obama and every demo rat president didn't move the embassy! But now to try to make Trump look bad, all of a sudden Schumer wants the embassy moved!

Schumer called on both Democratic and Republican Presidents to move the Embassy.

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 Oct 11, 2017 at 12:26 PM TRump Iz Schm k Says:

Reply to #1  
AmYisroel Says:

Where was chuck the schm k when the Obamanation was president

He was not the Minority Leader.

Where were YOU when during the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush promised he would begin moving the embassy as soon as he took office.

And lied.

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 Oct 12, 2017 at 05:23 PM Lieba Says:

Very simple. low cost move.
Simply said, h signs.
Tell Aciv Embassy sign will be switched with the Jerusalem, consulate sign

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 Oct 14, 2017 at 08:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

"Obamanation" was respected by the entire world. Obamacare is the law of the USA even under a Republican POTUS, Senate and Congress. The real problem today is not Obama or Schumer. Its the Secretary of State of the USA calling his own President a Moron and the Republican Chairman calling the President in the WH an Adult day Care Center where someone missed to give him the Medicine.

You are still full of poison, the secretary of state made his evluation based on is personal interaction

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