Help in Answering a Question

By Ari Bussel

I was asked what seemed a very easy question: Why does no country keep an embassy in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem?

In 1947 (November 29) the United Nations called for a termination of the British Mandate over Palestine and partitioned the land into a Jewish and an Arab state. It was in 1948 that the Jewish state declared (May 14) and later in 1949 that it was admitted to the United Nations (May11).

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