After reports surfaced of a decision by Romania to join the United States, among other nations, in relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis released a statement in which he emphasized that his country will not be moving its embassy in Israel unless a final peace accord is signed between the Israelis and the Palestinians. According to the statement, the Romanian president was not involved in any such decision and was not advised on the matter. That said, the leader of Romania’s ruling party, Liviu Dragnea, asserted on Romanian television that moving the embassy to Jerusalem would lead to great benefits for his country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed at a reception for the diplomatic corps posted in Israel that six additional countries were seriously considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem. “we are delighted with President Trump’s decision to move the embassy here it it says a simple thing peace must be based on truth there are many things that we have to work out,” Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said.