Biden Proposes a U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem for Palestinians

Objectivity 2.8 | Credibility 4.6 | Relevance 4.7

Biden’s plans to open a consulate in Jerusalem for Palestinians would lead to the division of Jerusalem. Israel has been in control of Jerusalem since the six-day war in 1967. However, the Palestinian Authority stressed that “the message from this [Biden] administration is that Jerusalem is not one [united Israeli] city.” If the U.S. takes such a unilateral measure, it would be catastrophic for its relationship with Israel and send a global message that America is unwilling to stand by its closest allies.