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Schumer Congratulates Trump On Moving Embassy To Jerusalem

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Amber Athey White House Correspondent

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer applauded President Donald Trump on Monday for keeping his promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

The new embassy in Jerusalem opened on Monday with a large ceremony attended by Republican lawmakers, Ivanka and Jared Trump, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and others.

According to NBC, Schumer said that moving the embassy to the capital of Israel was a “long overdue move” and thanked Trump for his leadership on the issue. (RELATED: Trump Hits Past Presidents During Opening Ceremony Of US Embassy In Jerusalem)

“In a long overdue move, we have moved our embassy to Jerusalem. Every nation should have the right to choose its capital,” Schumer said. “I sponsored legislation to do this two decades ago, and I applaud President Trump for doing it.”

The move was met with significant backlash, as dozens of Palestinians have been killed while protesting in Gaza.

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