By Julian Pecquet - 12/04/13 08:03 AM EST
The Palestinian delegation to the United States is tearing into Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerSchumer touts policy victories over Obama administration Puerto Rico debt relief faces serious challenges in Senate Overnight Healthcare: House, Senate on collision course over Zika funding 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.”