The chairman of the ruling Social Democrat Party, Liviu Dragnea, has stated on Friday that Romania should seriously consider relocating its embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, invoking “practical matters” related to the fact that Israeli central institutions are already based in Jerusalem.
“I can tell you my stance. I think Romania should seriously consider moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. We should think about it very seriously”, Dragnea told journalists.
Asked to explain his point of view, the PSD chair said: “There are also practical matters. All Israeli central institutions are in Jerusalem and the ambassadors and the embassy’s staff are commuting from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”
U.S. President Donald Trump has recently announced that he recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, arguing the decision represents “a new approach” in the effort to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The UN General Assembly has validated by a large majority on Thursday a resolution that condemns Washington’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Out in those 193 UN member states, 128 have voted for the resolution, nine have vetoed it, while 35 countries, Romania included, have abstained from voting. Other 21 countries have not attended the vote.