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Congress votes to make US Embassy move to Jerusalem permanent

The measure, an amendment to the COVID-19 relief bill, passed the Senate easily on Thursday night.
US Presidential Adviser Jared Kushner (L) poses with Ambassador David Friedman (R), and his wife Tammy (C), after the unveiling of a plaque at the embassy grounds in Jerusalem on December 21, 2020. (Photo by Maya Alleruzzo / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MAYA ALLERUZZO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The US Senate voted on Thursday night to include a measure in the COVID-19 relief bill to prevent the administration of President Joe Biden from relocating the US Embassy in Israel from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv.

Three senators, Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tom Carper (D-DE), voted against the amendment, which was introduced by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK).

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