The US embassy officially opened in Jerusalem last May on the same day Palestinians commemorate 70 years since the Nakba [File: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun] [Reuters]

The United States is expected to move ahead with a downgrade of its mission to the Palestinians on Monday by merging its Jerusalem consulate with the embassy to Israel, a US official said.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said the announcement to merge the two offices

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