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Dem Senator Dismisses ‘Religious Beliefs’ About Jerusalem

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) does not think that 'all of that' should get in the way of American policy in the Middle East.

By NTK Staff | 12.07.2017 @8:54am

In an appearance on CNN on Thursday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) dismissed the idea that the United States should consider “religious beliefs” about the status of Jerusalem.

“For really strong evangelicals, this is kind of the Biblical prescription that Jerusalem shall return and all of that,” he said. “So, I think it’s a dangerous idea to let those religious beliefs get ahead of our national interests and our diplomatic interests.”

President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States would move its the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, fulfilling decades of American promises.

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