Thursday, October 28, 2021

US State Dept confirms: Israel would have to authorize Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem

 The State Department confirmed that it could not open a consulate to the Palestinians in Jerusalem without Israel’s authorization, in a Senate hearing on Wednesday.

Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN), who proposed a bill this week to ensure that the only American diplomatic entity in Jerusalem would be the embassy to Israel, asked Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon about the matter in a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“President [Joe] Biden’s proposal to open a second U.S. mission in Jerusalem would begin to reverse the recognition of Jerusalem, and it would divide Israel’s eternal and undivided capital city,” Hagerty said.  “I just want to confirm something on the record. Is it your understanding that, under US and international law, the Government of Israel would have to provide its affirmative consent before the United States could open or reopen the US consulate to the Palestinians in Jerusalem, or does the Biden Administration believe it can move forward to establish a second U.S. mission in the Israel capital city of Jerusalem without the consent of the Government of Israel?”


  1. America is big on virtue signalling. The government of Michigan demands that the pipeline under Lake Michigan that supplies Ontario with half its oil and gas be shut down immediately because of the risk of a spill. She can't make that demand, of course, as Canada and the US have a treaty that doesn't allow anyone to shut the pipeline down without the agreement of both countries but it makes her look good without actually doing anything and being able to blame Canada for her failure.
    This is what Biden's doing in Jerusalem. His people know very well (even if he's totally clueless) that they can't just open a consulate wherever they want, especially for non-citizens. But this way they can say they're trying and it's someone else's fault, Israel!

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