By Julian Pecquet - 12/04/13 08:03 AM EST
The Palestinian delegation to the United States is tearing into Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerJuan Williams: GOP sounds the sirens over Trump Gun-control supporters plan next steps versus NRA This week: Senate showdown over gun control MORE (D-N.Y.) over comments he made recently calling Palestinians a “threat” to Israel that has been repeatedly crushed.
Schumer, who is Jewish, made the remarks at a fundraiser for an Orthodox Jewish welfare organization late last month, vowing to push for new sanctions against Iran and get the country to give up “all enriched uranium.”
“Israel has a lot of threats, and it's had many threats since its inception,” Schumer told the OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services gala in a video filmed by the Jewish news website JP Updates. “But there is only one threat, because every time the Arab world — the Palestinians — have risen against us, we have risen to defeat them. But the one existential threat to Israel's existence is a nuclear Iran.”