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  Kislev 19, 5778 , 07/12/17

State Department to Israel: Temper response to Jerusalem move

The United States is asking Israel to temper its response to the recognition of Jerusalem as its capital because Washington expects a backlash and is weighing the potential threat to U.S. facilities and people, according to a State Department document seen by the Reuters news agency on Wednesday.

“While I recognize that you will publicly welcome this news, I ask that you restrain your official response,” the document dated said in talking points for diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to convey to Israeli officials.

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