Palestinians, Israel Spar Over U.S. Mission In Jerusalem

Palestinians, Israel Spar Over U.S. Mission In Jerusalem

Andrew H. Sweet

The Trump administration shuttered the U.S. Jerusalem consulate, an office that served as the de facto embassy to the Palestinians for years. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has pledged to reopen it, which Israel says would challenge its sovereignty over the city.

In a statement, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said it views the consulate's reopening as part of the international community's commitments to ending Israel's decades-long occupation of territories the Palestinians seek for their future state.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said late Saturday there was no room in Jerusalem for another American mission.

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