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USA embarrassed Consulate in Jerusalem message

The U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem was the focal point for Palestinians. Now it is placed with the Embassy in the city. This makes for big Trouble. By Benjamin

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USA embarrassed Consulate in Jerusalem message

The U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem was the focal point for Palestinians. Now it is placed with the Embassy in the city. This makes for big Trouble.

175 years there was in Jerusalem a Consulate General of the United States. In the past few decades - so it is seen by some - it was something of an unofficial US Embassy to the Palestinians. Because for them it was the first point of contact in USA. But now, the historic building will lose in the vicinity of the old city of Jerusalem to its independent Status. In the future it will be part of the U.S. Embassy to Israel, located for the past ten months in Jerusalem.

criticism of laying

The Palestinians had criticised the move of the Embassy for Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem sharp. Because in order for the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, without Israel and the Palestinians on the Status of the disputed city have agreed. The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state.

"the Last nail in the coffin for the role of the United States"

it is directed That now the time-honored Consulate of the American Embassy from, in the case of the Palestinians for indignation. This also has to do with U.S. Ambassador David Friedman. The Americans supported and financed for many years an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. From now on, Friedman directs the Consulate, the shops in the US.

Saeb Erekat, chief negotiator for the Palestinians, had been told in advance that this was "the last nail in the coffin" for any role of the United States, a peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

The former U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem will be closed and the Embassy put together.

relationship with the USA and Palestinians to deep point

the relationship between the U.S. government and the leadership of the Palestinians is at a low point. For more than a year, the Palestinians refuse to talk with the Team of the US President, Donald Trump even, and justify the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

In the past year, the United States had concluded the representation of the Palestinians in Washington. The US government wants to bring the Palestinians to negotiate again with the United States and later Israel.

USA: no political reasons

From the US state Department said that the merger of the Consulate and Embassy in Jerusalem had no political backgrounds. She was a part of global efforts to establish diplomatic services to be more efficient. The positions of the United States to Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza strip will not be changed.

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