14 iunie 2018

Russian embassy holds first official party in Jerusalem

al-monitor.com

The Russian embassy in Israel will host a reception for its national day in Jerusalem for the first time on Thursday, instead of Tel Aviv, a Russian official said. It comes in the wake of US President Donald Trump's transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, after he recognised the disputed city as capital of Israel. Before that decision the Russian government last year said it views "west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel". The same statement also recognised "east Jerusalem [...]