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28 March, 2018, 00:45 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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"As we promised, we won't let unnecessary bureaucracy delay the move of the American embassy to Jerusalem, Israel's eternal capital", he said in a statement.

The waiver will be valid for three years.

Such a visit would mark the official, celebratory opening of the mission even though it will begin operations in time for Israel's 70th Independence Day festivities.

Shortly after being investigated on corruption allegations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said in a video he is "absolutely confident" that the allegations against him will prove baseless.

The new embassy initially will be housed in southern Jerusalem, in the Arnona neighborhood, on a compound that now houses the consular operations of the Consulate General of Jerusalem. The third phase, the site selection and construction of a new embassy, will take up to nine years.

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No country now has its embassy in Jerusalem, instead keeping them in the Israeli commercial capital Tel Aviv.

The status of Jerusalem is among the most contentious in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Palestinian leaders said Washington's decision meant it was no longer an honest broker in efforts to revive peace talks, which collapsed in 2014.

In his speech, Mr Abbas criticised the USA recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the American plan to move its embassy to the city and the cut-off of hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees.




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