Russia: We won’t move embassy to Jerusalem

Israel National News reports: “The Russian government will not be moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Russia’s ambassador said Thursday night, despite signals from Moscow that Russia has shifted its stance on the Israeli capital.

In 2017, Russia’s foreign ministry explicitly recognized the western portion of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city.

‘We view West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,’ the Foreign Ministry in Moscow said in a statement.

Hitherto, Russia had not recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, and like most countries, maintained an embassy in the coastal city of Tel Aviv…”

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