WASHINGTON — The Palestinian’s top agent to the United States is cautioning that moving the U.S. Government office in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could disturb endeavors to secure peace in the Middle East.
Maen Areikat says an “enthusiastic choice” to move the international safe haven’s area “will have, exceptionally negative repercussions” and could truly entangle and undermine any future endeavors to determine the contention between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Areikat, head of the PLO assignment in Washington, spoke Monday at a meeting supported by J Street, a liberal Jewish backing bunch.
Preservationist Republicans support moving the consulate to Jerusalem and President Donald Trump embraced the movement amid the presidential crusade.
Areikat says the Palestinians have made their position clear, specifically and in a roundabout way, to the Trump organization.