Japanese PM Has No Plans to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Saul Bowman
May 4, 2018

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas met Shinzo Abe Tuesday as part of the Japanese Prime Minister's Middle East tour.

In the video, Zarif also appears to troll Trump as well, saying: "To put it in real-estate terms, when you buy a house and move your family in it or demolish it to build a skyscraper, you can not come back two years later and renegotiate the price".

The Abe-Abbas meeting came after the United States' controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that has raised concerns about the fate of peace talks.

We see the tremendous growth in Japanese investments of Israel, Israeli investments in Japan, the technology opportunities.

The leaders confirmed their countries will step up cooperation on cyber security - a field where Israel is widely recognized as a leader. "I may go", he said.

Abe is slated to hold a small meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which will be followed by an extended working meeting chaired by the two prime ministers.

"The future belongs to those who innovate".

Kono on his first visit as foreign minister, but his fourth to the country, said bilateral ties were booming.

Since March 30, Gazans have staged mass rallies along the Gaza Strip's eastern border to demand the "right of return" to their homes in historical Palestine from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

The Palestinians deserve a homeland of their own but so does Israel.

If passed, this bill would deprive the Palestinian citizens of Israel of their economic, political and social rights, turning them into second-class and third-class citizens, she added.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Palestinian leadership that Tokyo has no plan to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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