US must reopen Jerusalem consulate ahead of Biden’s visit - PA


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US must reopen Jerusalem consulate ahead of Biden’s visit - PA
The Palestinian Authority also demanded that the PLO be removed from the US list of terrorist organizations.
Published: JUNE 13, 2022

The Palestinian Authority hopes the US administration will fulfill its promises to the Palestinians ahead of President Joe Biden’s visit to the region next month, a PA official said Monday. The promises include reopening the US Consulate in Jerusalem, which was closed by the Trump administration in 2018, and removing the PLO from the US Foreign Terrorist Organizations list, the official said. The US State Department delegation that visited Ramallah over the past few days promised to relay the Palestinian demands to the White House, he said.

The US delegation, which was headed by Assistant Secretary of State Barbara Leaf and her deputy, Hady Amr, did not carry any proposals for reviving the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the official added. Instead, the talks with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, PLO Secretary-General Hussein al-Sheikh and General Intelligence Service Director Majed Faraj focused on ways of strengthening Palestinian-US relations and providing financial aid to the Palestinians, he said.