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Why did the deputy mayor of Jerusalem reprimand the US Secretary of State?

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Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Aria King has called on US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to leave Jerusalem. Erih said in a tweet that Blinken’s visit creates a bad feeling for the right-wing residents of Jerusalem.

What’s the matter

Blinken, who visited Jerusalem on March 27 ahead of Israel’s Negev summit, tweeted condemning the terrorist attack in the city of Hadera. In this tweet, he said that America stands by its Israeli partners. He also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.

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In response to Blinken’s tweet, Area King said, “Sir, can I ask you to leave our city as deputy mayor of Jerusalem, the holy capital of the Jews?” You are not welcome at all. Your visit to Jerusalem is creating a bad feeling for most people in Jerusalem. Looks like you want to create excitement. Please leave our capital.

Who is Arya Raja?

Areh is known for its Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and its expulsion of Palestinian families from the city’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. Areh was also sued for making threatening remarks during Sheikh Zarah’s protests last year.

Aria King was appointed deputy mayor in 2022. In 2018, he pushed for the closure of a Palestinian-owned bread-stand in the Old City. He called it a step towards “Jewishization of Jerusalem.”

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