Romania Has No Plans To Move Its Embassy To Jerusalem

A woman smiles during Independence Day celebrations marking 70 years since the founding of the state in 1948 in Tel Aviv Israel Thursday

Iohannis said the authority to "make decisions relating to Romania's foreign policy" belongs to him.

But President Iohannis spoke out against the plan Friday, saying he had not been informed nor consulted.

The head of the ruling Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea, told Romanian TV channel ANTENA 3 that the Romanian prime minister had ratified on Wednesday the memorandum to start the necessary procedures to move the embassy to Jerusalem.

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".

Dragnea commented that he believes this to be the right decision and one that will bring a lot of benefits to Romania.

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A USA official said the embassy would be located at a provisional site in Jerusalem that now houses a US consular section.

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

"A memorandum has been approved at the government meeting", Dancila told reporters.

On Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that "at least half a dozen" countries were considering moving their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Last week, Dancila named Netanyahu's personal physician Herman Berkovitz as her honorary advisor.

The U.S. Embassy is due to relocate to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv on May 14, the date on which Israel declared its independence in 1948. Israel occupied mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem and the surrounding region in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it, declaring the whole city its capital.

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