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Liberia to Return Embassy to Jerusalem; Most Countries Represented in Tel Aviv

The Liberian Government will disregard the refusal of most countries to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and will move its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem soon, it was learned today. The Liberian ambassador, who is dean of the diplomatic corps, recently returned after seven months at home. Liberia originally had its mission in Jerusalem but moved it to Tel Aviv under pressure from the Western powers who insist that Jerusalem, under a United Nations decision, must be internationalized, and do not recognize Israel’s sovereignty there. Venezuela, The Netherlands, some other Western countries and a number of African states have their legations in Jerusalem although the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union have maintained theirs in Tel Aviv.