Romania to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

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The final decision is now up to President Klaus Iohannis.

Iohannis had "not been consulted or informed over this process", his office said in a statement, adding that in his opinion the decision was "not based on firm, wide-ranging evaluations".

Dancila was more cautious than PSD party chief Liviu Dragnea, who Thursday pre-empted any official announcement and told the Antena 3 TV channel that the decision to move the embassy had been taken.

In a quick response to Romania's decision, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said "such a step would constitute a violation of the rights of the Palestinians and would be contrary to worldwide resolutions". "But it has a huge symbolical value. for a state that has a tremendous influence in the world, a state - Israel - that we've had special relations with for many years, a state where we have over 500,000 Romanians, and also [the decision] is highly valued by the U.S. administration", Dragnea said.

The U.S.is expected to move its embassy to Jerusalem on May 14.

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The Foreign Ministry emphasized Romania's "balanced position" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the fact that Romania recognized Palestine as a state.

While a tweet on Wednesday congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump to Rivlin stated that "President Truman spoke a lot about the pride he felt when he supported the establishment of the State of Israel, as I have declared in the past, I announced the transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, one of my proud moments as President of the United States". Last week, Dancila named Netanyahu's personal physician Herman Berkovitz as her honorary advisor.

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

Romania has made a decision to move its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem thus recognizing the ancient city as the country's capital. "Looking forward to moving our Embassy to Jerusalem next month!"

Earlier, on December 6, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the relocation of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, marking it an official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital city.

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