Russia hoped for the rejection of the Democrat candidate Joe Biden from the “deal of the century” adopted by the current U.S. president Donald Trump on Israel and Palestine. This was stated by Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
“The deal of the century” was absolutely unacceptable for one of the two parties to the conflict. Therefore, if there was an attempt to impose the positions of one country on the other, it will not lead to a fair, just, acceptable solution to the conflict,” he said.
Many states do not recognize Israel’s annexation of the eastern part of Jerusalem. Therefore, the majority of foreign embassies are located in Tel Aviv. However, Israel believes that Jerusalem is “one and indivisible” capital, which was conquered from Jordan half a century ago.
In 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In 2018, the U.S. Embassy was moved to a new place, and in 2019 – the Embassy of Guatemala.
Israel began preparations for the annexation of the West Bank in early July. After 1967, Israeli settlements were founded in Judea and Samaria in the West Bank. The UN Security Council considers these territories occupied, and Israel considers them disputed.
Earlier, Israel was called for such a step by the United States. According to the plan of White House head Donald Trump to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict – the “deal of the century”, Palestine should “slightly increase in size,” and its capital is located in East Jerusalem. The Golan Heights will belong to Israel, and Washington considers Jerusalem to be its capital.
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