Middle East Monitor / February 13, 2021
The US State Department announced on Thursday that Jerusalem is subject to final status negotiations.
This came in a press briefing by State Department spokesperson Ned Price, in which he conveyed: “The ultimate status of Jerusalem is, in fact, a final status negotiations issue. This has been a long-standing policy of the United States.”
Price also stressed that the resumption of US aid to the Palestinians: “Depends on Washington’s values and the US interests.”
He added: “We believe it is critical to refrain from unilateral steps that exacerbate tensions and undermine efforts to advance negotiations on the two-state solution, including the annexation of lands, settlement activity and demolishing property.”