Huge Statement By US Embassy In Israel
With Israel experiencing some rather stormy (and soon to be snowy) weather, the US Embassy in Israel issued the following message for US citizens in Israel.
From January 5 – 10, 2015, the Israel Meteorological Services is warning of stormy weather conditions (to include snow accumulation) in various parts of Israel (specifically Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, and the Galilee region). We advise you to monitor the weather conditions, plan ahead, and prepare for any scheduled travel accordingly. Similar weather conditions at this same time of year in 2014 resulted in the closure of major roadways, stranded and isolated motorists, and difficult/perilous travel conditions.
Notice the really interesting part?
The US Embassy refers to both Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as “parts of Israel.” Which flies in the face of the US refusal to recognize Jerusalem as part of Israel, as well as their stated position that the Golan Heights is occupied Syrian territory subject to negotiation and Israeli withdrawal.
I can’t wait to see Jen Psaki bumble her way around this one.