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US pushing Israel to allow opening of consulate for PA in Jerusalem

Israel National News reports: “The Biden administration is pushing Israel to allow it to reopen its consulate for the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem, a US State Department official told reporters in regards to the meeting between Blinken and Lapid today (Wednesday).

The official pointed out that the US still backs the two-state solution and stresses the importance of preventing violence or unilateral steps.

‘The Biden administration began with an outright commitment to a two-state solution and we intend to see this happen. We expect cooperation from both sides: this includes prevention of the annexation of territories, building settlements, destruction of property, incitement to violence, and halting payments to terrorist prisoners,’ the senior official said…”

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