Western Wall and Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem.
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Israel’s deputy foreign minister stated on Sunday that the Biden administration might shelve its strategy to resume a U.S diplomatic objective for Palestinians in Jerusalem after Israel voiced opposition to such a relocation.
The Jerusalem consulate was subsumed into the U.S. Embassy that was relocated to the objected to city from Tel Aviv in 2018 by the administration of previous President Donald Trump – a turnaround of U.S. policy hailed by Israel and condemned by Palestinians.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken this month repeated Washington’s strategy to resume the consulate as part of efforts to fix Palestinian ties. He did not offer timelines.
“I believe that I have good reason to think this will not happen,” Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll informed Israel’s Ynet TELEVISION.
“The Americans understand the political complexity,” Roll stated. “We have very good relations … We don’t believe in surprising them. I don’t think they will try to surprise us.”
U.S. Embassy spokespeople might not right away be grabbed remark
Israel considers all Jerusalem its concentrated capital and states it would not grant resuming the consulate. The Palestinians desire the city’s east for their own future, hoped-for state.
Reopening the consulate might deteriorate nationalist Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and weaken his delicate cross-partisan federal government, Israeli authorities have actually argued.