Israeli Defense MinisterÂ Avigdor LiebermanÂ said, on Saturday, that relocating the U.S. Embassy in Israel toÂ JerusalemÂ will “will come at a price,” but added that it was a price “worth paying.”
Speaking to Israel Television News Company, Lieberman called the opening the embassy in Jerusalem a “historic, important and dramatic” decision, Al Ray reports.
Â “Nothing comes for free,” Lieberman said, “and the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will come at a price and it is worth paying it. We should be prepared to pay a price.”
He expected that attempts will take place, to disturb the relocation of the embassy, noting that there are no reasons to assume that the ceremony will took place successfully without causalities.
Regarding Israeli-Palestinian conflicts, Lieberman said that there is no character which will precede Â Mahmoud Abbas, that he does not intend to resign, pointing out that the return to negotiations after the era of Abbas, “is a Palestinian interest; Israel cannot do more than it did for them.”
Originally under suspicion over charges of money-laundering and bribery, Lieberman was formally indicted in December of 2012, on lesser charges of fraud and breach of trust.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.