Jerusalem mufti calls for protests against United States embassy relocation

A poster praising US President Donald Trump covers an outside section of the

Jerusalem mufti calls for protests against United States embassy relocation

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says that the consequences of the move of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem are "modest" due to the dwindling likelihood of a two-state solution between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

Additionally, police officers will stand in a "human wall" between the neighbourhood of Arnona, where the new embassy is located, and the Palestinian Sur Baher, the police said. He promised to move the American Embassy to Israel and he is doing so.

"Recognizing reality always enhances the chances for peace", Bolton added.

And although Donald Trump is fulfilling his election promise to move the embassy to Jerusalem, he also promised a peace accord between the Israelis and Palestinians. "Move your embassies to Jerusalem because it advances peace, and that's because you can't base peace on a foundation of lies".

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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the United States' decision on Jerusalem has brought the Israeli-Palestinian settlement to a standstill.

But the president's actions in Jerusalem have only revived memories of the very day that the Palestinians will mourn 24 hours after the embassy move, according to Mr Shaath. The Award was presented by Dr. Evans to President Trump this past December at a ceremony held in the Oval Office, after declaring he will move the embassy to Jerusalem.

Shifa hospital spokesman Ayman Sahbani said Sunday that tents with medical equipment are being set up outside the facility to ease pressure on its 20-bed emergency ward. Forty-two Palestinians have been killed and over 1,800 have been wounded by Israeli fire since weekly protests began on March 30.

Ivanka, a presidential adviser, and her husband, Jared Kushner, were expected to attend a gala dinner on Sunday evening ahead of the event on Monday which is due to start at 4pm local time.

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Trump's secretary of state at the time, Rex Tillerson, predicted it would take years to relocate the flagship US mission to the holy city. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Dean Heller of Nevada.

The arrival of the U.S. delegation at Ben-Gurion International Airport, May 13, 2018.

Outside Jerusalem's ancient Damascus Gate, Israelis danced in another celebration on Sunday, marking the capture of the Old City from Arab forces in the 1967 Middle East War.

"We will pray for the boundless potential of the U.S. -Israel alliance & we will pray for peace", Ivanka Trump wrote on Twitter ahead of the visit.

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Gaza's ruling Hamas movement is urging tens of thousands of people to join Monday's protest - which is meant to coincide with the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. Most of the world maintains embassies in Tel Aviv, saying the Jerusalem issue must first be resolved. The U.S. consulate in the city, tasked with handling Palestinian ties, will remain.

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