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Future uncertain for US Palestinian affairs consulate in Jerusalem

Rumor has it that the United States has halted efforts to reopen a consulate for Palestinian affairs in Jerusalem.

The Biden administration has effectively shelved its efforts to reopen a consulate for Palestinian affairs in Jerusalem, according to Dec. 15 press reports citing unnamed senior American officials. The administration has not confirmed the news. The facility was closed by the Trump administration 2019.

Israeli politicians from both the coalition and the opposition have expressed objections to a possible reopening over the past few months. They include Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who presented a united front on the issue Nov. 6.

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