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Biden to open US Consulate in Jerusalem, restore ties with the PA

The US administration’s decision to reopen its consulate in East Jerusalem was welcomed by the Palestinians, as it paves the way for restoring ties between the United States and the Palestinian Authority, which deteriorated during the Trump era.
A picture taken on December 12, 2017, shows a partial view of the US consulate building complex in Jerusalem with the US flag flying.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The recent fighting in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the resistance factions prompted the US administration to take political and diplomatic steps in the region and to renew contact with the Palestinian Authority (PA).

On May 15, US President Joe Biden called his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas, and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Ramallah May 25.

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