Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
Relationship between United States of America and Israel put to the test again when Washington seems to be getting closer Palestine.
Efforts to bring the U.S. closer to Palestine can be seen when Washington plans to reopen its consulates in Jerusalem. However, the movement was opposed by Israel. Even Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett considers the action a form of US recognition of Palestine.
The United States has repeatedly spoken out in defense of Palestinian interests. Why is Uncle Sam now calling for the Palestinian cause?
Jerusalem itself is a hot spot between Israel and Palestine. Two of them have long fought for the city to become the future capital.
Not only that, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken also supported the policy of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Finally, there is the possibility of restoring efforts to reach a two-state solution, which we believe is the only way to ensure the future of Israel as a democratic Jewish state, and of course I give the Palestinians a state that they ‘deserve’.” he said. Blinken while visiting Jerusalem in May 2020, was quoted in Frans24.
In addition, U.S. State Department deputy spokeswoman Jalina Porter also criticized Israel’s plans to expand new settlements in the West Bank this May.
“We strongly reject any policy expansion that would increase tensions and destroy trust between the parties involved,” Porter said. Al-Arabiya.
In addition, the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, also called for an investigation into the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Abu Akleh was killed while covering the Israeli military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday (12/5), quoted in CNN.
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