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Palestinians tear into Schumer

The Palestinian delegation to the United States is tearing into Sen. Charles Schumer (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.”

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The hawkish rhetoric from the Senate's No. 3 Democrat clashes with the Obama administration's diplomatic push for a nuclear deal with Iran and an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.

“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.”

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