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Israel calls US plan to reopen consulate for Palestinians 'bad idea'

In an effort to repair ties with the Palestinians, the Biden administration plans to reopen the US Consulate in Jerusalem that had served as a de facto embassy for the Palestinians.
A picture taken on Oct. 18, 2018 shows the US Consulate in Jerusalem.

Israel’s foreign minister has called the Biden administration’s plan to reopen the US Consulate in Jerusalem a “bad idea” that could “destabilize” Israel’s new government. 

“We think it’s a bad idea and we’ve told America we think it’s a bad idea,” Foreign Minister Yair Lapid told reporters on Wednesday. 

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