U.S. to Reopen Jerusalem Embassy to Oversee Palestinian Relations

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken shakes hands with PLA President Mahmoud Abbas, May 25, 2021. (REUTERS)

When President Trump opened the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, officially acknowledging that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, he moved the Palestinian operations to be under the authority of the ambassador of Israel.

Under the Biden administration, Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a public announcement May 25 that the U.S. will reopen the former consulate, and it will now be the office in charge of diplomatic relations with Palestine.

After meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Secretary Blinken said, “I’m here [in Israel] to underscore the commitment of the United States to rebuilding the relationship with the Palestinian authority and the Palestinian people, a relationship built on mutual respect and also a shared conviction that Palestinians and Israelis alike deserve equal measures of security, freedom opportunity and dignity.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News