U.S. to merge its Jerusalem Embassy and Consulate on Monday

The US Jerusalem consulate serves Palestinian residents of Jerusalem.

A biker rides near the new site of the US Embassy in Jerusalem (photo credit: REUTERS)
A biker rides near the new site of the US Embassy in Jerusalem
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The US Consulate in Jerusalem will be merged with the US Embassy on Monday, creating one center to service all city residents – the US State Department said on Sunday night.
“There will be complete continuity of US diplomatic activity and consular services during and after the merger,” according to the State Department.

A US Embassy Palestinian Affairs Unit (PAU), will continue to operate from Agron Road in Jerusalem even after the change, the press release said.
The statement added that the change “does not signal a change of US policy on Jerusalem, the West Bank, or the Gaza Strip."
US President Donald Trump stated that the US continues to take no position on final status issues in Jerusalem, including boundaries or borders.