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  5/21/2014, Iyar 21, 5774

Menendez Pulls Pro-Israel Bill that would Divide Democrats


Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has removed a key piece of pro-Israel legislation from the committee's agenda, which would have allowed Congress to vote for or against any deal that is negotiated with Iran over its nuclear arms program.

The decision to pull the bill – the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act – was reported by The Cable, which cited congressional aides who explained that the bill would have forced Democrats to choose sides between the White House and members of the pro-Israel community.The amended  act would have let Congress vote for or against a deal with Iran, over its nuclear program.