Macron asks Netanyahu to make 'courageous gestures' toward Palestinians to break impasse

Pence and Abbas won't meet vice president's office confirms

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet US Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to the region, Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki said on Saturday. "And we believe that the only way to achieve this goal is via direct negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians".

NPR's Ruth Sherlock reports from the demonstration that for the most part, the protesters were peaceful.

Ms Mogherini reaffirmed EU's commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, in which Jerusalem would become the capital of both territories.

Before leaving for a stop in France ahead of the Brussels meeting, Netanyahu attacked what he said was European leaders' "hypocrisy" in criticizing Trump's decision.

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Demonstrators - many in white Islamic robes and skullcaps - gathered outside the U.S. embassy in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country to vent their anger against the unilateral decision.

The rally in Indonesia's capital drew a crowd of at least 5,000 people, police said.

The United States was "as committed to the peace process as we've ever been", U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday.

The Arab League's secretary general said U.S. President Donald Trump's decision raises questions about America's ability to support peace in the Middle East.

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"While we are affirming the current and historic reality of Jerusalem's role as Israel's capital and seat of government, any ultimate determination of sovereignty over Jerusalem will flow from the results of negotiations between the parties", he told the Free Beacon.

Erdogan has called for holding an extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday in Istanbul, which he hopes to draw up a roadmap for Muslim nations to follow as they oppose the US decision.

"I hear (from Europe) voices of condemnation over President Trump's historic announcement, but I have not heard any condemnation for the rocket firing against Israel that has come (after the announcement) and the bad incitement against us", Netanyahu said.

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem has infuriated the Arab world and upset Western allies, who say it is a blow to peace efforts and risks sparking more violence in the region. The foreign ministers also called on the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning Trump's decision.

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Some youths in the crowd threw stones toward the gate leading to the U.S. Embassy.

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