U.S. to Boost Ties with Palestinians after Shelving Jerusalem Consulate Reopening

(Times of Israel) Jacob Magid - The Biden administration will take a series of steps to boost diplomatic ties to the Palestinians after reluctantly shelving the reopening of the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem amid Israeli opposition. President Biden will elevate Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr to the role of special envoy to the Palestinians. The Palestinian Affairs Unit within the U.S. Embassy to Israel will report directly to Amr in Washington, rather than to the U.S. ambassador in Israel.

2022-05-30 00:00:00

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