Israel In Contact With ’10 Nations’ Over Embassy Strikes, Says Deputy Overseas Minister

Israel In Touch With '10 Countries' Over Embassy Moves, Says Deputy Foreign Minister

On December 6, Donald Trump formally acknowledged Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Jerusalem:  Israel is in contact with “no less than ten nations” over the potential switch of their embassies to Jerusalem after america recognised the town as Israel’s capital, a deputy minister stated Monday.

“We’re involved with no less than ten nations, a few of them in Europe” to debate the transfer, deputy overseas minister Tzipi Hotovely instructed public radio.

She spoke a day after Guatemala stated it will transfer its embassy to the town, a transfer slammed by Palestinian officers as “shameful”.

Hotovely stated US President Donald Trump’s assertion would “set off a wave” of such strikes. 

“To date now we have solely seen the start,” she stated.

Hotovely didn’t identify the nations in query, however public radio cited Israeli diplomatic sources as saying Honduras, the Philippines, Romania and South Sudan are amongst states contemplating such a transfer.

Two-thirds of United Nations member states on Thursday voted for a decision rejecting Trump’s controversial transfer, reaffirming that the standing of Jerusalem should be resolved by negotiations.

Israel seized the jap a part of Jerusalem within the 1967 Six Day Warfare and later annexed it in a transfer not recognised by the worldwide neighborhood.

A number of primarily Latin American nations had diplomatic missions in Jerusalem till a 1980 UN Safety Council decision condemning Israel’s try to change the “character and standing” of the town, saying it was a barrier to peace.

Trump’s announcement on December 6 sparked anger within the Palestinian territories and throughout the Muslim world.

Israelis see the entire of the town as their undivided capital whereas the Palestinians view the east because the capital of their future state.

No nation at the moment has its embassy in Jerusalem, as an alternative holding them within the Israeli business capital Tel Aviv.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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