Israeli official says reopening of U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem may not happen

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s deputy foreign minister said on Sunday that the Biden administration may shelve its plan to reopen a U.S diplomatic mission for Palestinians in Jerusalem after Israel voiced opposition to such a move. The Jerusalem consulate was subsumed into the U.S. Embassy that was moved to the contested city from Tel Aviv in 2018 by the administration of former President Donald Trump – a reversal of U.S. policy hailed by Israel and condemned by Palestinians. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken this month reiterated Washington’s plan to reopen the consulate as part of effor…

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