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US embassy move makes MidEast peace process ‘mission impossible on steroids’

By France 24
16 May 2018   |   1:46 pm
US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US decision to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has turned the Middle East peace process into "mission impossible on steroids".

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