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Republican bill would bar US consulate for Palestinians

A prominent Israel-focused advocacy group has come out against the bill, and it is unclear if Democrats will sign on.
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Dozens of Republican senators introduced legislation this week aimed at stopping the Biden administration’s plan to reopen a US consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem

Sen. Bill Hagerty of Tennessee introduced the Upholding the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Law Act of 2021 on Tuesday, alongside Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and 32 other Senate Republicans. The bill seeks to block US President Joe Biden’s plans to reopen a consulate to the Palestinian people in East Jerusalem by outlawing any funding for a US diplomatic facility in Jerusalem aside from the embassy to Israel. 

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