The top Democrat in US Senate has thrown his support for US President Donald Trump’s controversial relocation of the country’s embassy in Israel.
“In a long overdue move, we have moved our embassy to Jerusalem. Every nation should have the right to choose its capital,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said in a statement. “I sponsored legislation to do this two decades ago, and I applaud President Trump for doing it.”
In a video message played at the embassy opening ceremony, Trump himself asserted that moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds had “been a long time coming” but that past presidents “failed to acknowledge the obvious.”
The Republican president did not take part in the ceremony but the administration sent some of its Jews, including Ivanka Trump,…