US closes Jerusalem consulate, demoting Palestinian mission

  • The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. (Gali Tibbon/Pool Photo via AP, FIle)

JERUSALEM — The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel.