Jerusalem24 – In 2019, the US administration closed down the US Consulate following much controversy. Then on May 25, 2021, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the intention of the Administration to reopen the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem.
In the interim, Palestinian affairs are handled out of the Palestinian Affairs Unit until that is resolved.
In this episode of Wake Up Palestine, Chief of the U.S. Palestinian Affairs Unit at the United States Embassy, George Noll speaks about the recent developments involving Ukraine, the role of the United States in the Middle East as well as its positions on various topics from the peace process to the case of the reopening of the consulate in Jerusalem.
With regards to the peace process and the Question of Palestine, the United States remains solid on more traditional American foreign policies to work towards a two-state solution. “One of my favorite things he (President Biden) said is that we want equal measures of freedom, security, and prosperity for both Israelis and Palestinians,” explained Noll.
He further explicated the different avenues that the US administration is working towards in achieving that goal.
Noll is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with several years of experience around the world. “I spent a lot of my career in Europe, and I know that the decision by President Putin to invade Ukraine has shaken many Europeans to their core,” says Noll. Stressing that the US administration is working to put an end to the conflict in Europe as soon as possible.
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Wake-Up Palestine broadcasts every day at 8:30 AM from Sunday to Thursday.