INN – Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders said on Tuesday that, if elected president, he would consider moving the US embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem.
“The answer is it’s something we would take into consideration,” said Sanders at a Democratic primary presidential debate in South Carolina, when asked to comment on concern among American Jews that he s not supportive enough of Israel. He then proceeded to once again criticize Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
“But here’s the point, I am very proud of being Jewish. I actually lived in Israel for some months. But what I happen to believe is that right now sadly, tragically in Israel through Bibi Netanyahu, you have a reactionary racist who is now running that country,” he added.
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg also weighed in on the issue and said, You can t move the embassy back. Instead, he said, The answer is to obviously split it up.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said moving the embassy is not a decision for the US to make and added, We should let the parties determine the capitals themselves.