Netanyahu Says More Countries Might Move Their Embassies To Jerusalem

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In December a year ago, when United States president Donald Trump said his country would move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, thus recognizing the city as Israel's capital, Dragnea rushed to say that Romania should do the same.

Liviu Dragnea, chairman of the Social Democratic Party, claimed in a tv interview Thursday the authorities had chose to proceed to the embassy. "President Trump's decision to move his embassy here says simply that peace must be based on truth".

He pointed out that Romania still supports a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, supports UN Security Council Resolutions on the issue and that its stance remains unchanged.

"That Israel has a capital, that the Jewish people have had a capital for 3,000 years and that it is called Jerusalem is incontestable". "Moving the Embassy may and I believe would bring great benefits in the short, medium and long run, and we must use this huge opportunit", he said.

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the Israeli Foreign Ministry is awaiting official updates from Bucharest.

A spokesperson for the Romanian government did not wish to comment on the document that was adopted in the absence of the country's foreign minister, who is visiting Tunisia.

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He said he had not been consulted yet. Last week, Dancila named Netanyahu's personal physician Herman Berkovitz as her honorary advisor.

Romania's government has backed moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, drawing a warning from the president - who has the final say - that the move could break worldwide law. Hotovely is also set to visit the Czech Republic.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah urged Romania on Thursday during a meeting with Romanian representative to Palestine Catalin Tirlea not to move its embassy.

Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of their future state.

Liviu Dragnea, chairman of the Social Democratic Party, said in a television interview Thursday that the government had made a decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv.

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