The Russian foreign Ministry has officially called West Jerusalem the capital of Israel
The Russian foreign Ministry released a statement in which it referred to as West Jerusalem the capital of Israel. The relevant document posted on the website of the foreign Ministry.
The text notes that Moscow is concerned about the lack of progress in Palestinian-Israeli settlement. “The situation on the ground has been steadily deteriorating, — the document says. — Vacuum in the middle East peace process creates a fertile ground for unilateral steps that undermine the prospects of an internationally recognized solution to the Palestinian problem, in which two States — Israel and Palestine — to coexist in peace and security with each other and all your neighbors.”
Next, the text reaffirms the commitment to the UN resolutions and on the principles of a two-state solution and said that Moscow views Eastern Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. “At the same time we consider it necessary to state that in this context West Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel,” — the document says. What exactly is meant by “this context” is a recognition of West Jerusalem as the capital in the future with the establishment of two States or any other — text is not specified.
Up to the present time, Moscow, like most other countries, officially recognized as Israel’s capital city tel Aviv.
On 30 July 1980, Israel declared Jerusalem its indivisible capital. Three weeks later, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution according to which Organization does not recognize Israel’s right to East Jerusalem and considers it occupied. In this regard, to implement the provisions of this resolution, all member countries of the UN had to withdraw their diplomatic missions from Jerusalem. Now all embassies are located in tel Aviv. In 1995, the US Congress decided to move the us diplomatic mission to Jerusalem, but it still has not been implemented yet.