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Tue May 25, 2021, 01:56 PM

Blinken announces plans to reopen consulate in Jerusalem

Source: The Hill

The Biden administration is reopening the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, restoring ties with the Palestinians that had been downgraded by the Trump administration.

"We are discussing the re-opening of our Consulate General in Jerusalem to strengthen our ability to engage the Palestinian people and execute our assistance, public diplomacy, and diplomatic reporting," a State Department spokesperson told The Hill.

The Associated Press reports that Secretary of State Antony Blinken made the announcement following a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

"As I told the president, I'm here 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," Blinken said.



Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/blinken-announces-plans-to-reopen-consulate-in-jerusalem/ar-AAKn1cF

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Reply Blinken announces plans to reopen consulate in Jerusalem (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 OP
quaint May 2021 #1
Colgate 64 May 2021 #5
TomDaisy May 2021 #2
MyOwnPeace May 2021 #4
iluvtennis May 2021 #8
Bev54 May 2021 #3
ripcord May 2021 #6
ripcord May 2021 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 02:04 PM

1. Is it unusual to have both a Consulate General and an Embassy in the same city?

Does this mean when they re-open the Consulate they will move the Embassy back to Tel Aviv?

Asking in good faith.

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Response to quaint (Reply #1)

Tue May 25, 2021, 03:47 PM

5. No, not unusual at all

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 02:31 PM

2. this is a nice "fuck you" to Bibi, Jared and Ivanka

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Response to TomDaisy (Reply #2)

Tue May 25, 2021, 03:05 PM

4. Yes it is......

and I LOVE it!!!!!!

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Response to TomDaisy (Reply #2)

Tue May 25, 2021, 05:41 PM

8. Yep, and I like it. Bravo.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 02:43 PM

3. Great move!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 25, 2021, 04:09 PM

6. It should be an interesting tightrope act

U.S. policy forbids negotiating with terrorists but policy also lists Hamas as a terrorist group even though they are part of the elected Palestinian government.

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