Biden visits east Jerusalem without Israeli flag on limousine

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Biden visits east Jerusalem without Israeli flag on limousine
Move seen as directly undermining Israeli sovereignty over eastern part of capital.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Published: JULY 15, 2022

US President Joe Biden’s motorcade no longer had Israeli flags on it during a visit to a Palestinian hospital in east Jerusalem on Friday, despite his assurances that the stop is not a statement about Israeli sovereignty in its capital city. The Biden administration refused to allow Israeli officials to accompany him on the visit to the hospital, where he announced $100 million in aid to the medical network. "Biden's visit to east Jerusalem without official Israeli accompaniment is a destructive move towards Israel, even if it was done with smiles and handshakes," commented Religious Zionist Party MK Orit Struck. "Biden knows very well that that would never be allowed in Washington by a foreign leader and understands how much that hurts Israel's national pride, doing it in Jerusalem."

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