Embassy Math: Costa Rica and El Salvador are the last two embassies in Jerusalem. Costa Rica leaves. Ten days later, El Salvador leaves. Both re-establish their embassies in Tel Aviv. This leaves Jerusalem with how many embassies? That’s right, ZERO.

Plus, a late-breaking report/premise for a Fringe Festival musical comedy indicates that a bad breakup might be the cause for the Mideast Conflict.

Sometimes diplomacy sure is complicated.

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  • We must be the only country in the world where our capital has no embassies.

    Of course there must be a reason this is good for the jews, anyone?

  • No embassy staff parking illegally all over the place in Jerusalem? That’s gotta be good for the Jews, no?

  • I saw a wonderful “revenge” idea posted on an Israeli website:
    Israel should move it’s embassies worldwide from London to Manchester, from Washington DC to Omaha, from “Name Capital City” to “Name some other city.”

  • Yoni, it’s not as if half of these governments will care. Although I suspect the Israeli diplomats in these missions might.