In this file photo taken on December 12, 2017, shows the building of the former Diplomat Hotel in Jerusalem, considered one of the options to host the new US embassy headquarters after its relocation from Tel Aviv. / AFP / THOMAS COEX
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A row erupted Friday between Romania's government and President Klaus Iohannis over a proposal to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Dancila was more cautious than PSD party chief Liviu Dragnea, who on Thursday pre-empted any official announcement and told the Antena 3 TV channel that the decision to move the embassy had been taken.Prime Minister Dancila confirmed on Friday that the government had adopted a memorandum outlining the plans.In its statement the foreign ministry emphasised Romania's "balanced position" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the fact that Romania recognised Palestine as a state under the communist era.
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