Biden Admin to Keep U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Recognizes Contested City as Israel’s Capital

HeadlineJan 22, 2021

In a setback for Palestinian rights, secretary of state nominee Tony Blinken said during his confirmation hearing this week that the Biden administration will not reverse Trump’s contested move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, also recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Palestinian journalist Lama Khater tweeted, “Everything is subject to change in the agendas of successive U.S. administrations, except for absolute loyalty to Israel.”

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