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an American consulate in Jerusalem that served as Washington's defector diplomatic channels the Palestinians has closed its doors and will now move its mission into the new US embassy to Israel in that city in another move that is likely to further on the Palestinian officials boycotting the trump administration we are great allies forces Jeffrey Hella at the Jerusalem , for Palestinians it was a diplomatic lifeline a place where they could talk to US diplomats who had an independent view of their situation , the consulate had an independent reporting live to Washington in other words the embassy wasn't involved in their assessments this was something that diplomats who got close and personal the Palestinians could report directly to Washington the Palestinians are angered but they're not surprised they see this as yet another step that the trump administration has taken to show that it is biased in favor of Israel those steps of included moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last year and cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Palestinian authority side Erekat chief Palestinian peace negotiator called it the final nail in the coffin of the peace process the consulates previously reported Palestinian masses directly to Washington now it's officially called a quite to Palestinian offense units under the US ambassador to Israel White House special adviser Jared Kushner laid out his bruise US peace plan for the Middle East last week expectations are very low in fact the rock bottom peace talks collapsed in two thousand fourteen there's little sign that the Palestinians are willing to negotiate or that the Israelis are either under Benjamin Netanyahu Israel sees all of Jerusalem as its capital in treating the Easton area it took in the nineteen sixty seven war in a move not recognized by many countries and the U. N. Palestinian officials want to make East Jerusalem the capital of that I'm states