Because many countries still refuse to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over all of Jerusalem, submitted legislation would prohibit all nations from unilaterally opening any diplomatic mission in Israel’s capital without official government consent.
By Israel Today Staff
Likud lawmaker and former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat has introduced legislation that would ban any foreign country from opening a diplomatic mission anywhere in the Israeli capital without Israel’s consent.
That would seem like something of an obvious position. No other nation would let foreign countries open embassies and consulates in its capital without permission. But most of the world still doesn’t recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the entirety of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »