US decision to merge its Jerusalem embassy and the consulate that was primarily used by the Arab residents, is not tied to a change on Jerusalem’s final status, but rather, “to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our [State Department] operations.”
By JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff
The U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and the U.S. consulate in eastern Jerusalem, which primarily serves Palestinian-Americans, will merge, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. – Photo: U.S. Department of State
The diplomatic mission will be located at the embassy site on Agron Street in the center of Jerusalem, according to the announcement issued on Thursday. Continue Reading »
Outraged Palestinian admits general feelings among West Bank population, “We don’t trust them [PA leadership] anymore. Their stated positions are different from their real ones…even Hamas, I don’t trust them; they are all corrupt.”
By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
Angry Palestinians have accused their own government of “hypocrisy” over a new batch of American-made jeeps recently delivered to the Palestinian Authority’s Police Department in Ramallah.
The jeeps came from the United States Consulate in Jerusalem despite the diplomatic boycott that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas imposed on American officials. The PA has been protesting the American move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital since last December—a move many Palestinians regard as “unfair” toward their cause. Continue Reading »