Biden Administration Prosecutors Quietly Dropped All Charges Against Jeffrey Epstein’s Jail Guards | Political Arena

https://politicalarena.org/2022/01/01/biden-administration-prosecutors-quietly-dropped-all-charges-against-jeffrey-epsteins-jail-guards/

The FBI has somehow managed to lose the Epstein DVD’s and other key evidence that would have exposed those Epstein entertained.

Insider:

In the middle of Ghislaine Maxwell’s child-sex-trafficking trial, federal prosecutors quietly dropped their case against two jail guards accused of sleeping on the job and falsifying jail records as Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his cell.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan signed a nolle prosequi, a document announcing to the judge that they wished to drop the case, on December 13. The document didn’t appear on the court’s public docket until Thursday, one day after Maxwell was convicted on charges that she trafficked girls to Epstein for sex and participated in sexual abuse herself…

New details of Fed involvement in the Jan 6 riot | The Wentworth Report

https://wentworthreport.com/2021/12/22/new-details-of-fed-involvement-in-the-jan-6-riot/

New details of Fed involvement in the Jan 6 riot. By Revolver.

Out of all of the thousands of January 6’s protesters, and the thousands of hours of publicly available footage from that fateful day, Ray Epps has turned out to be perhaps the only person nailed dead to rights confessing on camera to plotting a pre-planned attack on the Capitol. On both January 5 and January 6, Epps announced multiple times, at multiple locations, his upcoming plot to breach the US Capitol. He then spent hours attempting to recruit hundreds of others to join him. On top of it all, Epps was seen leading key people and managing key aspects of the initial breach of the Capitol grounds himself.

It would be one thing if Epps’s repeated calls on January 5 to “go into the Capitol” had simply amounted to bluster. But Epps followed through on his stated mission to shepherd others inside. In clips 4-6 of the above compilation, we see Epps actively orchestrate elements of the very first breach of the Capitol barricades at 12:50 p.m, while Trump still had 20 minutes left in his rally speech.

It is noteworthy that this Ray Epps breach occurs just one minute after Capitol Police began responding to reports of two “pipe bombs” located at DNC and GOP headquarters, respectively. Rather conveniently, the already-handicapped Capitol Police thus had still-fewer resources with which to respond to the barricade breach in question.

While the “pipe bombs” turned out to be a dud, the Ray Epps breach proved fateful. Today, the official stories told by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the US Justice Department all depict the apparent Ray Epps-orchestrated 12:50 p.m. initial breach of metal barricades as the “Big Bang” event of January 6.

In large part, this description is hardly an exaggeration. Indeed, it was the 12:50 p.m. breach of the Capitol grounds, in conjunction with a handful of suspicious individuals ripping down fencing and signage, that set in motion the conditions allowing for 1/6 to turn from a rally into a riot.

In this report, we will blow open this network of still-unindicted key operators who appear to have been at work either with or around Ray Epps during the initial Capitol grounds breach. You, dear reader, will be scandalized — though perhaps unsurprised — to learn that none of the actors covered in this report have received attention in the mainstream press, despite their active and indispensable roles in the events of 1/6. …

Agents of the FBI Field Office in Phoenix (where Epps lives) have gone so far as to explicitly deny knowledge that Ray Epps even exists. Instead of pursuing Epps, FBI agents have instead pursued journalists who had the temerity to ask Epps in person if he was a government operative. …

The sham Congressional January 6 Commission seems to be going along with the charade of Ray Epps denialism. … The Commission has yet to express even a basic interest in Ray Epps or his communications leading up to and on January 6. …

If Epps turns out to have been some kind of government operative, which at present is the only clean and simple explanation for his immunity, it is game over for the official “MAGA insurrection” narrative of 1/6. Epps was the day’s loudest riot recruiter, and its apparent leader of the very first breach of Capitol grounds. If Ray Epps is a Fed, the “Insurrection” becomes the “Fedsurrection” in one fell swoop. …

But it is imperative to note that if Epps was just a cog in a much larger federal operation, he would not have been deployed alone. Historically speaking, when Feds have orchestrated fake mobs of fake protesters, or contrived fake conspiratorial plots, the Feds’ own assets have commonly comprised between 16% to 25% of the plot’s participants, at least in its key respects. Indeed, the FBI once flew in 1,600 rowdy spooks to infiltrate a single convention with just 10,000 protesters. …

This is how you end up with at least 12 FBI informants in a tiny “right-wing” Michigan militia plot from October 2020 (that’s just informants, not even agents), 15 informants in the “right-wing” 2016 Malheur plot, dozens in the 2014 Bundy Ranch affair — including six FBI undercover agents posing as fake documentarians shooting a fake documentary — and the list goes on. …

Revolver spent the past six weeks comprehensively mapping Ray Epps’s network of interactions on January 6, and profiling the key people around him who complemented his efforts. …

The bad news for Fedsurrection Deniers is the results are in, and they look even worse for the FBI than Revolver’s already low expectations. For brevity, we profile five of the most egregious cases in this report, and tell the story of how they crossed paths and interacted with, and in some cases coordinated with Ray Epps to make 1/6 possible. …

Read it all for the sordid details. For instance:

From high atop the tower between 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m, ScaffoldCommander issued the iconic bellows and non-stop commands that are loud and clear on every almost every video clip from January 6 filmed in that time interval. For nearly 90 minutes straight, he bombards the otherwise leaderless crowd below him with endless variations on a single instruction: “Don’t just stand there. Keep moving forward!”

But once the crowd had continuously “moved forward” for over an hour, and the very first handful of rioters entered the building, ScaffoldCommander suddenly threw the switch: “Okay we’re in! We’re in! Come on! We gotta fill up the Capitol! Come on! Come now! We need help We gotta fill up the Capitol! They got in.”

This clip below is checkmate. It should make ScaffoldCommander one of the top criminal suspects on the entire FBI Capitol Most Wanted List (spoiler alert: he isn’t even on the list, and no charges have been filed, and the FBI to date has still never acknowledged his existence). …

Rallygoers could hear his confident and constant commands with total clarity all the way back at the entrance to the Capitol lawn. For new entrants arriving at the Capitol grounds, ScaffoldCommander’s voice would be the first and loudest voice they heard. ScaffoldCommander even mixed in damsel-in-distress type appeals so new arrivals would perceive that “moving forward” would be doing their part to rescue innocent Trump supporters who “need your help”. …His high-pressure megaphone instructions were a constant mental and social pressure on a captive audience who was there for an entirely different reason: to peacefully participate in what they were told was a lawful Trump rally. But a loud, authoritative voice literally coming from “on high,” pleading that people “need your help,” and asking you to simply and lawfully “move forward,” creates a strong suction effect to comply with authority. …

Another attendee who was later arrested said he was just following the instructions of the man with the bullhorn yelling “Patriots move forward.” That would be ScaffoldCommander.

But the FBI affidavit refuses to mention the tower commander with a giant bullhorn shouting at tens of thousands of people to “Fill up the Capitol” for 90 minutes straight because, according to the FBI, he doesn’t exist. …

We have ScaffoldCommander directing the body of the crowd from the tower above, and Ray Epps directing the vanguard front-liners at the police line below. Yet neither one of them has been prosecuted, nor is either presently “Wanted” by the FBI.

But what makes the ScaffoldCommander-Ray Epps affair complete is that they appeared to work in tandem from start to finish the entire day on 1/6. Both set up positions at the initial 12:50 p.m. “Big Bang” breach site, and they did so before the Proud Boys arrived. The official story, you will recall, says that the Proud Boys group caused the riot.

Lots more at the link, with photos and videos.

Yet not even a whisper of all this in the MSM.

How Did the FBI End Up in This Mess? – Nwo Report

https://nworeport.me/2021/12/21/how-did-the-fbi-end-up-in-this-mess/

The fact that the FBI has lost its way has been on public display for at least five years now. Truth be told, it probably strayed off course way before that. But during the Trump Presidency, it became too obvious to ignore. It has been involved in everything from the creation of an “insurance policy” against the peaceful transition of power, to the targeting of parents as domestic terrorists for the sin of disagreeing with school boards. How did our “premier law enforcement agency” stray so far from its motto of fidelity, bravery, and integrity?

Black Actor Who Tried To Frame “Trump Supporters” In Fake Hate Crime Faces 6 NEW Charges For Lying To Chicago Police – Nwo Report

https://nworeport.me/2021/10/19/black-actor-who-tried-to-frame-trump-supporters-in-fake-hate-crime-faces-6-new-charges-for-lying-to-chicago-police/

Source: Patty McMurray

In January 2019, Jussie Smollett called Chicago Police to tell them he had been physically assaulted by two males wearing MAGA (Trump’s signature Make America Great Again) hats who put a rope around his neck and hurled homophobic slurs. Upon further investigation, Smollett’s story turned out to be an acting job orchestrated by the gay, black actor, allegedly to paint Trump supporters as racist homophobes. It wasn’t long before two Nigerian brothers who worked out with the actor spilled the bean about their role in the fake hoax. On February 20, 2019, Video footage began to circulate around on social media showing the brothers buying masks and hats that were allegedly used in Smollett’s fake hate crime

In his desperation to create a false narrative designed to marginalize Trump supporters, the angry, black, gay Democrat actor only provided further evidence that liberalism is a mental disorder.

On February 21, 2019, Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson held nothing back in his criticism of Jussie Smollett’s staged hate hoax after the actor was charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report when he reported that he was attacked.

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During his press conference, Johnson told reporters, “Empire actor Jussie Smollett took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.” The Chicago Police chief asked, “Why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations?”

Early on in the investigation, the Chicago Tribune reported that Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx had asked police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to turn over the probe to the FBI after she was approached by Tina Tchen, a former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama.

Was the FBI going to “handle” this case for the former first lady in order to get Smollett off? Why would Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff approach Foxx to get the case turned over to the FBI?

Michelle Obama’s former Chief of Staff Tina Tchen released a statement attempting to defend her interference in the Jussie Smollett case in Chicago:

“Shortly after Mr. Smollett reported he was attacked, as a family friend, I contacted Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, who I also know from prior work together. My sole activity was to put the chief prosecutor in the case in touch with an alleged victim’s family who had concerns about how the investigation was being characterized in public.”

Smollett’s attorney Tina Glandian also appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ and called him the victim:

“He did not ask for any of this,” she said. “He was a victim of a crime. This has completely spiraled out of control and become a political event at this point, and his goal and focus right now is just getting his life back on track. He has not even started healing from the initial attack because he’s been dealing with everything that has happened since then. I don’t know. I mean, we’re shocked at the mayor and the police superintendent doubling down yesterday when the prosecutor after a dispassionate look at the evidence realized it does not hold up and chose to voluntarily dismiss all counts and expunge his record so we’ll weigh our options and see how this develops.”

The texts and emails below are from our previous report on the Smollet scam. The contact between Foxx and Tchan tells a different story than the one the dishonest media was reporting:

Foxx reached out to Johnson after Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama, emailed Foxx saying the actor’s family had unspecified “concerns about the investigation.”

Tchen, a close friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s wife, said she was acting on behalf of the “Empire” actor and his family. A relative later exchanged texts with Foxx.

In an email sent just two days after Smollett falsely claimed he was jumped by a pair of Trump-supporting bigots, Foxx reached out to Tchen to let her know that she had contacted Johnson, as the Obama alumnus had previously requested.“Spoke to Superintendent Johnson. I convinced him to reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation,” Foxx wrote.

“OMG this would be a huge victory,” Tchen wrote in response to a text message from Foxx containing the same information as was included in the email.

“I make no guarantees,” Foxx responded, “but I’m trying.”

The National Review – The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has requested that the Department of Justice open an investigation into Cook County state’s attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett hate-crime-hoax case.

After the series of communications, the FBI never took control of the investigation, which resulted in Smollett’s being charged with disorderly conduct. Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham believes Foxx should be investigated for trying to interfere in the investigation.

“Private attorneys are not allowed to interfere with ongoing police investigations, particularly at the request of private individuals associated with subjects being investigated by the police,” Graham wrote in a letter sent Friday to John R. Lausch, the U.S. attorney in Chicago, obtained by CWBChicago.

Meanwhile, Empire actor and hate crime hoaxer, Jussie Smollett continued to promote his fake hate hoax, using the very willing Good Morning America host Robin Roberts to aid him in his efforts to characterize Trump supporters as racists and homophobes. “I am not weak,” a tearful Smollett explained the details of the fake hate crime that was allegedly orchestrated by him.

Smollett’s sister, Jurnee Smollett, who once worked for Barack Obama

You are not weak. You are brave. One of the bravest I know. Speaking your truth, a person living at the intersection of multiple identities, unapologetically, takes courage. I love you

Hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett’s sister, Jurnee, an actress in the WGN-TV series “Underground,’ told Ebony magazine, that the wound of slavery have not been healed, “we see that the wounds that we all as a nation inflicted upon our brothers and sisters during slavery have not been healed,” Smollett-Bell said, reflecting on the current political climate. “There’s still a really divisive residue in our nation that’s called racism and prejudice and oppression and sexism.”

She said that although she doesn’t want to give Trump “the credit of stirring us up,” his rise is a “call to action,” particularly for those who might have gotten “a little relaxed” during former President Barack Obama’s tenure.

“Honestly, I have so much hope for all of us,” said Smollett-Bell, who served as a surrogate for Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. “We are being called to action, and I really see a movement of love, a movement of positivity really gaining so much momentum. If anything, that’s what I want to focus my energy on.”

Here’s Jurnee Smollett Bell’s Instagram post where she confirms that she worked for Barack Obama’s campaign. Much of her Instagram account is dedicated to hating Donald Trump and for promoting Black power and transgenders.

Hate hoaxer Jussie Smollett was no stranger to the Obama’s either. This selfie was taken on his 2016 visit to the White House.

Smollett can be seen laughing with the first lady during another White House visit here.

Smollett also found himself on stage with Michelle Obama in March 2016, as the first lady shook her bootie for the crowd, while Smollett sang on stage to promote black kids going to college.https://www.youtube.com/embed/qaVMwyKRxp4?feature=oembed

Smollett was also asked to sing for the Obama’s on the eve the Obama’s celebrated themselves, with a final extravagant gala, that included black guests and black entertainers.

It’s curious how the former first family, who appears to have close ties with the Smollett family, has remained silent on the “attempted lynching” and “hate crime” committed against their good friend Jussie Smollett. The Obama’s silence on the “hate crime” committed against their friend is especially curious, given that the “attack” by “white MAGA hat” wearing men took place in their hometown of Chicago.

Americans were shocked when it was announced that all charges had been dropped in the ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett hate-crime hoax case. During their press conference to discuss the Smollett case, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department Supt. Eddie Johnson openly admitted they were blind-sided by the announcement by the announcement that came from Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx’s office.

Now it’s being reported by AP that Actor Jussie Smollett is being charged with 6 new crimes related to lying to the Chicago Police.

Smollett was indicted Tuesday for a second time on charges of lying to police about a racist and anti-gay attack he allegedly staged on himself in downtown Chicago, renewing a divisive criminal case that drew worldwide attention last year.

The indictment came from a special prosecutor who was appointed after Cook County prosecutors dropped the same charges last March.

The new charges were sure to reignite many of the tensions that surrounded Smollett a year ago. When his claims first emerged, he drew a groundswell of support from fans and celebrities and gave an emotional television interview about the attack.

The case came to reflect the polarized state of political discourse in America. Many Democrats initially called it a shocking instance of Trump-era racism and hate, while Republicans depicted it as yet another example of liberals rushing to judgment and disparaging the president’s supporters as bigots.

Special prosecutor Dan Webb said in a statement that Smollett faces six felony counts of disorderly conduct, charges that stem from four separate false reports that he gave to police in which he contended he was a victim of a hate crime “knowing that he was not the victim of a crime.”

The statement immediately raised questions about county prosecutors’ decision to drop the charges and made it clear that those prosecutors had not adequately explained to special prosecutors why they did so. But Webb stressed that he had reached no conclusions about whether anyone involved in the case had engaged in any wrongdoing.

Smollett, who is black and gay, was originally charged with disorderly conduct in February 2019 for allegedly staging the attack and lying about it to investigators. The allegations were dropped the following month with little explanation, angering police officials and then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Watch: Chicago Public Schools Announces Elimination of Gendered Bathrooms in Bizarre PSA – Nwo Report

https://nworeport.me/2021/12/04/watch-chicago-public-schools-announces-elimination-of-gendered-bathrooms-in-bizarre-psa/

Concerned parents say new initiative will make bathrooms more dangerous for female students.What could go wrong?

Source: Nworeport

Chicago Public Schools will begin implementing new bathroom policies the district says will better accommodate gender confused students.

In a bizarre public service announcement dedicated to laying out the new agenda, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) “Chief Title IX Officer” Camy Pratt explains the radical restroom changes are part of a districtwide effort to make schools more “inclusive.”

“In compliance with new federal guidelines, all CPS students and staff will have fair and equitable access to bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity,” Pratt announces.

Footage accompanying the announcement shows elementary-age schoolchildren walking by a restroom that has “gender neutral” signage shoddily placed over what used to be a “women” sign.

Pratt goes on to say CPS will soon be sending out permanent “gender neutral” signage to all its schools so “students and staff will have fair and equitable access to bathroom facilities that align with their gender identity.”

The PSA goes on to show different gender neutral signage that will be used throughout the district.

Bathrooms for normal boys and girls will be altered to additionally include a statement reading, “All who feel comfortable are welcome to use this restroom.”

A social media post by the district announcing the changes earlier this week was panned on social media, with concerned parents saying the new initiative will make bathrooms more dangerous for female students.

Others pointed out the district should focus on learning, as most students won’t be able to read or understand the “inclusive” signage due to the district’s abysmally low reading proficiency rate.

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FBI probes cyber-attack emails sent from internal server – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59278277

The FBI has launched an investigation after thousands of fake email
messages were sent from one of its servers warning of a possible cyber-attack.

The government agency said the incident on Saturday morning was part of an “ongoing situation”, but provided no further details….

Schiff Calls For Prosecutions of Those Who Lied on Steele Dossier . . . After Attacking The Durham Investigation – JONATHAN TURLEY

https://jonathanturley.org/2021/11/10/schiff-calls-for-prosecutions-of-those-who-lied-on-steele-dossier-after-attacking-the-durham-investigation/

In a bizarre exchange this week with former State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus, Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) was confronted with his relentless promoting of the now debunked Steele dossier in prior years. Schiff surprisingly declared “First of all, whoever lied to the FBI or Christopher Steele should be prosecuted, and they are.” It was a curious statement from someone who attacked the appointment of the Special Counsel and, with other leading Democrats, did his level best to kill the investigation. If it had been left to Schiff, there would have been no John Durham and no Durham indictments.

I have been writing about the Durham investigation for two years and the need to look into serious questions linking Clinton associates with the advancement of false claims of collusion. There was a constant barrage of ridicule and abuse for those writing on the investigation. Members and legal experts lined up to claim that there was nothing to be found and that Mueller had already revealed all that needed to be known about the scandal. The recent investigations, of course, disprove those attacks by detailing new evidence of a coordinated and concerted effort by the Clinton campaign to create this scandal.

Schiff previously claimed that he had direct evidence of collusion in his Committee despite Mueller finding no such evidence to support criminal charges. Schiff however has never produced that evidence.

Durham has now shown how Clinton associates engineered the scandal and may have even been the true sources for the most salacious details in the dossier. In 2017, American intelligence said that it believed that the dossier may have been used by Russian intelligence to spread disinformation.

Schiff opposed Durham while insisting that Mueller should be allowed to continue his own investigation. Judging from the three indictments by Durham, it is now clear why Democrats sought to kill the investigation.

Schiff told MSNBC that ongoing investigations would constitute “tearing down our democracy” and a way to “delegitimize” a president. This also included any continued investigation of the Hunter Biden scandal. Schiff denounced the Durham investigation as a “politically motivated” effort despite the fact that Durham suspended any public actions before the election to avoid even the appearance of political manipulation. He resisted demands from Trump to issue a report before the election.

Schiff raised the termination of the Durham investigation by Attorney General Garland before Durham could issue any indictments or reports. He added “The appointment is not consistent with the language of the statute that he’s relying on and can be rescinded, I think, by the next attorney general. I would presume the next attorney general will look to see if there is any merit to the work that John Durham is doing.”

On the campaign trail, Biden also dismissed the “investigation of the investigators.”

Likewise, then Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), sent a letter to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz to demand the investigation of Durham as a possible political shill. She was joined by Sens. Harris, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Ct.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

Notably, the letter from the senators in 2020 raised one of the greatest concerns for Democrats about this investigation: any Special Counsel report. These were the same members demanding not just the release of the Mueller report but some even wanted the release of the unredacted report (including grand jury information that cannot be publicly disclosed absent a court order). However, in 2020 they wanted to kill any report by Durham: “In addition, it remains unclear what rules and authority permit the public release of a ‘report’ by U.S. Attorney Durham, raising additional concerns about the legitimacy of his appointment and work.”

Many of the same members and pundits continued to mock the Durham investigation even after his first indictment. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow (who was one of the chief promoters of the Steele dossier) even called upon fired FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok to discredit the latest indictment.

For his part, Schiff’s sudden belief that people need to be prosecuted over the Steele dossier would be more compelling if he did not do all that he could to end the investigation that uncovered such alleged crimes.

This is all quite swampy, of course. However, Schiff has long been assuring the public that there is nothing to see here and that rodents of unusual size do not reside in this particular swamp:

…video…

Maté: Russiagate Has No Rock-Bottom

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/11/07/mate-russiagate-has-no-rock-bottom/
Maté: Russiagate Has No Rock-Bottom Authored by Aaron Maté via Substack, The indictment of the Steele dossier’s key source newly humiliates the Clinton campaign, FBI, and US media… It did not seem possible for the Steele dossier – the collection of Trump-Russia conspiracy theories funded by the Clinton campaign; hyped by the US media establishment; […]

Bennet to Biden: ‘Jerusalem is capital of Israel only’ — RT World News

Comment by tonytran2015: Two nations on the same territory is clearly a fraud. A fraud is never sustainable.

https://www.rt.com/news/539559-bennet-oppose-biden-consulate-palestinians/

Israel opposes the plan of US President Joe Biden’s
administration to re-open America’s consulate for Palestinians in
Jerusalem, Prime Minister Naftali Bennet has said.
“We made it clear to them [the US],” Bennet said, answering journalist
Amichai Stein’s question during a press conference on Saturday. Both
Bennet and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid repeated the same
strongly-worded phrase, the reporter of the Israeli Kan TV has tweeted.

Trump
controversially moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the
consulate that served as America’s de facto embassy to the Palestinians
was incorporated into the embassy as the Palestinian Affairs Unit. The
move drew the ire of Palestinians, who view East Jerusalem as the
capital of a future Palestinian state.

Giving the occupied East
Jerusalem back to the Palestinians has repeatedly been suggested as a
part of a two-state solution to the simmering conflict, but the
right-wing Israeli government has apparently ruled out the possibility
of such a deal.

Jerusalem is “the capital of the State of Israel only,” Bennet told Stein on Saturday.

The
Palestinian consulate was closed in 2019 under former President Donald
Trump, and the Israeli government has resisted Biden’s plans to re-open
it for quite some time. When Biden took over the White House, one of the
first moves announced by his administration was the facility’s
reopening.

The news did not sit well with Tel Aviv. In early September, Lapid called it a “bad idea” that, he said, would send a wrong signal to the Palestinians and the international community.



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US to reopen Jerusalem consulate, restoring ties with Palestinians, Blinken says during Middle Eastern tour

Bennet suggested opening the consulate somewhere outside
Jerusalem, such as in the West Bank city of Ramallah or the town of Abu
Dis to the east of Jerusalem, when the prime minister met with Biden in
late August. The US administration has rejected those suggestions,
according to the Israeli media.



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Biden rejected alternative sites floated by Israeli PM for reopening of US Jerusalem consulate closed by Trump – reports

It is unclear, however, if Washington would be able to move
forward with its plans without Tel Aviv’s consent. The US would need
Israel’s approval to open the consulate, the US State Department
admitted in October.



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‘Bad idea’: Israeli FM condemns Biden’s plan to reopen US consulate in Jerusalem for Palestinians

“That is my understanding — that we need the consent of the host government to open any diplomatic facility,” Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon told the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.