Israeli opposition seeks to bar reopening of U.S. Palestinian mission


YNet News: Israel’s Knesset opposition has been working on a bill that would bar the United States from reopening its diplomatic mission for Palestinians in Jerusalem, putting the new government on course for potential conflict with U.S. President Joe Biden.

Even though Edom has said,
“We have been impoverished,
But we will return and build the desolate places” Malachi 1:4

Former mayor of Jerusalem and Likud MK Nir Barkat is the one currently drafting the bill.

ניר ברקת נואם באירוע להצגת חזונו

Likud MK Nir Barka

The Trump administration ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in October of 2018, citing the refusal of Palestinian leaders to enter into peace talks with Israel. 

Biden announced the U.S. will work to reopen the Consulate for the Palestinians following his election win in January. As a result, U.S. officials have apparently been pressuring Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to allow for the mission to reopen.

Bennett has reportedly asked to delay the reopening of the consulate over fears the move could put a strain on the nascent coalition. Read More