“The reason there is not peace in the Middle East is very simple,” he said. “It’s because the majority of Palestinians and the majority of Arabs don’t believe there should be an Israel. Plain and simple.”
Schumer remarks signaled how difficult it would be for President Obama to negotiate a settlement with Israel and Palestine, as the senior Senator also told the audience that they only way for there to be a glimmer of peace in the region is if there is no doubt that the U.S. stands firmly behind Israel.
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