200 Republican Lawmakers to Biden: Don't Reopen Consulate in Jerusalem

Ben Samuels
Washington
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Ben Samuels
Washington

WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers are uniting in their opposition to the reopening of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, turning what was once assumed to be a low-hanging fruit for the Biden administration into a hot-button wedge issue.

Two-hundred House Republicans, led by Rep. Lee Zeldin (one of two Jewish House Republicans), signed onto a letter arguing that reopening the consulate shuttered by the Trump administration in 2019 would be inconsistent with U.S. law, which recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital.

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