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Michele Bachmann: A donor's promised to pay to move Embassy to Jerusalem
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"In a pledge that raises so many questions none of which we can answer here right now Michele Bachmann just told the RJC crowd that she's secured a promise from a donor to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, per POLITICO's Juana Summers:

I also want you to know it will be on Inauguration Day under my administration that the United States will move our Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem," she said. "I already have secured from a donor who said they will personally pay for the ambassador's home to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jersualem."

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