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The White House has threatened to veto any such measure which could harm U.S. relations with Arab states.

The Obama administration is also facing questions about a possible drop in Jewish support after the loss of former Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D) seat in a New York special election last week.

Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonShould the Rob Porter outcome set the standard? Make the compromise: Ending chain migration is a small price to legalize Dreamers Assessing Trump's impeachment odds through a historic lens MORE (D) suggested that voters' fears for Israel's security led to the Democratic defeat in an interview on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday morning.

"I think, Mayor Koch had a big impact on that election because of the controversy surrounding Israel and how they're reacting to the proposal of the Palestinians to get the U.N. to recognize them as a state. I think that had a lot to do with it," said Clinton.