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Tags: Israel | biden | jerusalem | palestinians

Biden Plan to Reopen Jerusalem Consulate for Palestinians a 'Bad Idea,' Israeli FM Says

Israel Foreign Minister Yair Lapid sitting in a chair.
Israel Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said the Biden administration's plan to reopen the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem to provide diplomatic outreach to the Palestinians is a "bad idea." (Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 08:09 AM

Israel believes the Biden administration's plan to reopen the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem to provide diplomatic outreach to the Palestinians is a "bad idea," Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Wednesday.

The previous administration of President Donald Trump signaled support for Israel's claim on Jerusalem as its capital by moving the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv and subsuming the consulate in that mission.

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Israel believes the Biden administration's plan to reopen the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem to provide diplomatic outreach to the Palestinians is a "bad idea," Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Wednesday. The previous administration of President Donald Trump signaled support...
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