Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable vehicle project

Israel approves controversial Jerusalem cable vehicle project

"You deserve a better government". No details of the proposal have been confirmed, though Palestinian officials, citing information from Saudi intermediaries, suspect it's an offer for a Gaza-based mini-state with parts of the West Bank and a small foothold in Jerusalem.

But Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that other countries should follow the U.S. lead "because it's the right thing to do". Jerusalem, of course, remains at the heart of the Palestine-Israel conflict, with Palestinians regarding East Jerusalem, occupied by Israel since 1967, as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

Celebrations have begun in Israel ahead of the US Embassy's controversial move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The EU mission in Israel said on Friday that the bloc would "respect the worldwide consensus on Jerusalem. including on the location of their diplomatic representations until the final status of Jerusalem is resolved".

A small interim embassy will open inside the existing United States consulate building in Jerusalem on Monday, while a larger site will be found later when the rest of the embassy moves from Tel Aviv.

He noted that May 14, the date of the embassy opening, was the anniversary of President Harry S. Truman's decision to recognize Israel.

"The crossing will remain closed until the damage caused by the riots are repaired and will reopen in accordance with a situation assessment", the Israeli military said.

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In addition, "Tuesday is the day that's known as the Naqba or the catastrophe, when Palestinians mark the day that hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced from their homes or fled their homes", Stoffel said. The demonstrations have been organised by Gaza's Hamas rulers, but are fuelled by despair among the territory's two million residents.

A small group of Israelis protested against the march. Forty-two protesters have been killed and more than 1,800 wounded by Israeli army fire during the campaign.

It is unfortunate that most European Union member states are boycotting the embassy inauguration.

She pointed to a tweet from the foreign minister of Bahrain saying that Israel has a right to defend itself in the face of Iranian missiles. Conricus said the tunnel took months to build and that the military had been tracking its construction for a number of weeks. This, however, can not take place as long as the Palestinians continue to issue threats and be a partner to violence instead of negotiations.

On Sunday, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya travelled to Cairo for talks amid speculation over whether Egypt is attempting to calm the situation.

"I think we're all very happy and excited to be participating in such a historic event", Mr Friedman said. Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital.

Abbas recently laid out conditions for coming back to the table that - based on Trump's past statements - seem unlikely to be met. Abbas says the USA must explicitly support a two-state solution, recognize east Jerusalem in principle as a Palestinian capital and allow other powers to join as mediators.