The cat is out of the bag. Joe Biden is seeking more ways to reverse the impact of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Per a report from Breitbart News, Biden “is bowing to the radical left and attempting to open a U.S. consulate in Jerusalem to divide the city and reverse President Donald Trump’s major foreign policy achievement of recognizing Israeli sovereignty there.”
International legal expert Eugene Kontorovich originally made the report when he wrote an op-ed in
Below is an excerpt from his op-ed:
Indeed, the purpose of opening the consulate is to recognize Palestinian claims to Jerusalem. If the PA has no legitimate claim to Jerusalem, there can be no reason to have a consulate there. To be sure, this is why opening the consulate is the main Israel-related policy demand of radically anti-Israel Rep. Ilhan Omar. Point of fact, former US Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro made clear before the last US election that opening a separate consulate to the Palestinians would be designed to signal US support for a Palestinian capital in that city.
It is true that the US had a consulate in Jerusalem since 1844, which was separate from the embassy. But that is because the US had not recognized Jerusalem as even being in Israel (and obviously that consulate was established with any relation to the Palestinians). When Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital and moved the embassy, he had to close the consulate because its separate existence was simply inconsistent with this recognition. Opening the consulate would turn the clock back to before the US recognition of Jerusalem. The Biden administration knows it does not have domestic support to completely unrecognize Jerusalem – so it is catering to far-left demands by undoing the natural consequences of recognition.
To read the rest of Kontorovich’s report, click here.