Bassil Asks Govt. to Open a Lebanese Embassy in Jerusalemإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil announced Thursday that he has “submitted a memo to the government to establish a Lebanese embassy in Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine.”
“I raised with the Palestinian president the issue of exchanging land lots between Lebanon and Palestine to this end and he promised me to exert quick efforts to offer Lebanon a land lot in East Jerusalem,” Bassil added in a tweet.
“God willing, the Cabinet should take a decision today,” the FM went on to say.
Bassil has called for an Arab popular uprising and for diplomatic, political and economic Arab measures against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
“Jerusalem cannot belong to a unilateral state… Jerusalem is for Jews, Christians and Muslims. We are the sons of Abraham, Jesus and Mohammed, we all want to pray in Jerusalem and we will not accept to be prevented,” said Bassil at an emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo on Saturday.
Later on Thursday, the Cabinet formed a ministerial panel led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri to study Bassil's suggestion.