USA embassy in Israel to be moved to Jerusalem

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

Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. Foreign dignitaries were also invited, but most of the European ambassadors said they would boycott the event. "Move your embassies to Jerusalem because it advances peace, and that's because you can't base peace on a foundation of lies".

According to the Israeli PM, Trump's decision to transfer the embassy confirms the "simple truth: Jerusalem was the capital of Israel 3 thousand years ago, Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for the last 70 years, and it will forever remain the Israeli capital".

The protest is to culminate weeks of border marches aimed at breaking a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade.

The death brings to 54 the number of Palestinians killed since protests broke out along the border with Israel on March 30.

Details of the plan are being kept tightly under wraps, but it is expected a public roll out of the peace plan will arrive within the next month to two months, sources said.

No Israelis have been wounded and the military has faced criticism over the use of live fire.

The Israeli military announced that it had deployed additional combat battalions, special units, intelligence forces and snipers along the Gaza border.

He stated that security measures are also in place for the rest of the week surrounding Nakba day and the upcoming first Friday of Ramadan during which thousands of Muslim and Palestinian worshipers are expected to ascend the Temple Mount.

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. It expanded the municipal boundaries into the West Bank, increasing the size of east Jerusalem and annexing it to its capital, a move not recognized by most of the global community.

"I think recognizing reality always enhances the chances for peace".

The 2012 candidate spoke Sunday at a Jewish-Christian Bible study session in Israel's parliament.

Bachmann asked for forgiveness from the Jewish people "for the terrible and arrogant way Christians, I include myself among them, treated and regarded the Jewish people".

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"It was clear that everyone decides for themselves, others have taken a different decision and I don't wish to say one is better or smarter than the other", Austrian Martin Weiss, Ambassador to Israel told i24NEWS at the reception.

In 2015, the firebrand conservative reportedly called for Jews to be converted to Christianity.

A sign notes the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

The 83-year-old appears politically weak and out of ideas, at a time when Hamas is seen as taking charge by leading mass protests against Israel.

The media office at the Rafah crossing point says Sunday the Islamic militant group's chief Ismail Haniyeh and other members crossed into Egypt in the morning. Israel said it will prevent any border breach.

Last week, Hamas' leader in Gaza, Yehiyeh Sinwar, said global and regional mediators have come up with offers "to control" weeks of deadly protests.

The Hamas-encouraged demonstrations have ostensibly been created to protest the decade-long Israeli-Egyptian blockade, imposed after the terror group violently seized power in Gaza in 2007, and to assert Palestinian demands for millions to "return" to lost properties in what is now Israel.

The United States is opening its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.

Tel Aviv is the customary base for foreign embassies in Israel, with the U.S. and other countries having avoided Jerusalem because of its contested status.

Top US officials insisted Sunday that they could still push forward the troubled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, despite outrage across the Arab world over the opening of the new American embassy in Jerusalem, topped with a refusal by Palestinian officials to meet with their US counterparts. The U.S. delegation is being led by Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and includes Mr. Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

While popular with Israelis, the move has been met with wide opposition and skepticism from the worldwide community.

"Big week next week when the American Embassy in Israel will be moved to Jerusalem".

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