Senate Votes 97-3 To Keep US Embassy In Jerusalem, 3 Democrats Vote Against

Illustrative. Menachem Zivotofsky receives the 1st U.S. passport listing Israel as the birthplace of a U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem. (Photo: Jeries Mansour, US Embassy Jerusalem)

The US Senate voted 97-3 on Friday to keep the US embassy in Jerusalem.

The amendment, led by James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and co-sponsored by 21 Republicans, allocated funding to maintain the Jerusalem embassy, adding to the $1.9 trillion budget bill the Senate passed as part of President Joe Biden’s relief package.

Three Democratic senators voted against the amendment: Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tom Carper of Delaware.

“Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and I am proud to introduce legislation to protect the U.S. Embassy from relocation or being downgraded,” Inhofe stated following the vote.

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US President Biden said before he enters office that he does not intend to move the embassy back to Tel Aviv.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


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