United States Embassy Will Remain in Jerusalem
According to testimony by expected incoming Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the United States embassy will remain in Israel’s capital — Jerusalem. This article explains more…
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Blinken commits to keeping the US embassy in Jerusalem
Article Courtesy: New York Post
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will keep the US Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken said during his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee grilled Blinken, who was deputy secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, on how he felt about President Trump’s signature foreign policy actions, including recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
“Do you agree that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and do you commit that the United States will keep our embassy in Jerusalem?” GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Blinken.
“Yes and yes,” he responded.
The US Embassy officially opened in Jerusalem in May 2018 after Trump announced that he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv.
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