Biden aide says he opposes annexation, won’t move embassy back to Tel Aviv

Former US vice president Joe Biden’s senior foreign policy adviser Tony Blinken say the presidential candidate opposes unilateral annexation of parts of the West Bank.

Blinken says Biden has been “on the record several times [that] unilateral steps taken by either side that makes the prospect of a negotiated to a two-state outcome less likely is something he opposes, and that includes annexation,” according to Jewish Insider.

But he says he’s “not going to prejudge what we might do or not do in the context of a Biden administration” since much could change before then.

The former diplomat, who served in Barack Obama’s administration, says Biden, if elected, would not move the US embassy back from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, saying such a step “would not make sense practically and politically.”

He makes the comments on a webinar hosted by the Jewish Democratic Council of America.

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