US Downgrades Palestinian Mission With Jerusalem Consulate Closure

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The U.S. consulate in Jerusalem was permanently closed over the weekend, marking the demotion of Washington’s de-facto embassy to the Palestinians, according to the Associated Press.

The outreach to the Palestinians will now be conducted through the U.S. Embassy to Israel, which was moved last year to Jerusalem.

The now-shuttered consulate, which was announced by the State Department early Monday morning Israeli time, previously served for years as a main outpost for U.S.-Palestinian relations.


Read more at The Hill.



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