RUSSIA - Embassy Branch in Jerusalem

Arno Froese

Russia plans to open a branch of its embassy in Jerusalem in exchange for acknowledging the boundaries of Moscow’s historical and present ownership of the plot of land on which the office will be built, the sides announced.

The Foreign Ministry said the building complex will include a residence for Russian diplomats and a conference hall, which makes it more than a regular consulate.

The ministry called the agreement a “diplomatic achievement.”

Russia recognized western Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2017.

The US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, in 2018. There are currently three other embassies in the capital: Guatemala, Honduras and Kosovo. Ten countries have diplomatic offices in Jerusalem., 17 June 2023

Arno's Commentary

This is quite interesting, because Russia recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2017, followed by the US in 2018.

Likewise, Russia officially recognized the State of Israel before the US—though President Harry Truman, via the State Department and addressed to “certain American diplomatic and consular offices,” sent a top-secret telegram immediately after the declaration of the State of Israel by Ben Gurion, stating, “Recognize provisional Jewish government as de facto authority of a new Jewish state.” The official (de jure) recognition of the State of Israel by the USA followed on 31 January 1949. 

Here we see that blood is thicker than water. The majority of the immigrants who founded the State of Israel were citizens from the Soviet Union. It is for that reason Israel has thus far not permitted its weapons systems to go to Ukraine. This is due to the “continued Russian presence in Syria and the sizable Jewish community,” as states a Jerusalem Post article from 18 June 2023.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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