US President Donald Trump stoked international criticism by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017 and moving the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv last May. File photo: Reuters

US closes Jerusalem consulate, angers Palestinians

  • State Department said the decision was driven by operational efficiency
  • Planned merger has angered Palestinian leadership
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US President Donald Trump stoked international criticism by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017 and moving the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv last May. File photo: Reuters
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