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Published on Feb 3, 2017
Democratic Senator Charles (Chuck) Schumer speaking at the AIPAC Annual Policy Conference in 2010.
TRANSCRIPT: Now let me close by telling you about my name. As some of you know, my name is a Hebrew word. "Schumer" comes from the Hebrew word "Shomer," which means "guardian," "watchman." My ancestors were guardians of the ghetto wall of ? in Galicia, and when they came to Ellis Island, they said their name in Yiddish, "Shoymer". And it got written down as "Schumer." To you I say this: that name was given to me for a reason. For as long as I live, for as long as I have the privilege of serving in the Senate from New York, I will unflinchingly, unstintingly and with all of my strength be Shomer Yisrael, a guardian of Israel. Ladies and gentlemen, Am Yisrael Chai, in Israel and America, the Jewish nation lives now and forever.