Ireland Opposes Shift of U.S. Embassy to Yerushalayim

BRUSSELS (AP) -

Ireland is opposed to the United States moving its embassy in Israel to Yerushalayim, a step that would anger the Palestinians.

Irish Foreign Minister Charles Flanagan said Monday, “I would be concerned at any unilateral departure from what has been a long-held position of the United Nations as far as the siting of embassies is concerned.”

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim.

Flanagan’s remarks came at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, where tensions between Israel and Palestinians are high on the agenda.