US and Israel to form team to discuss Palestinian consulate

The US and Israel are planning to form a joint team to hold discreet negotiations &#111n the reopening of the US Consulate for Palestinian Arabs in eastern Jerusalem, Israeli officials told Barak Ravid of Axios &#111n Wednesday.
The consulate handled relations with the Palestinian Arabs before being shut down by former President Donald Trump. President Joe Biden has promised to reopen it, but he needs approval from the Israeli government. Meanwhile, senior officials in Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s government see the consulate issue as a political hot potato that could destabilize their unwieldy coalition.

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