Trump's peace plan includes giving away parts of Jerusalem

PA President Mahmoud Abbas with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

PA President Mahmoud Abbas with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

He added that "the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem will come at a price and it is worth paying it".

Trump says he is making good on US legislation and presidential pledges dating back decades. Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel threatened to jeopardize the entire peace process.

"This is not a dream".

Liberman was speaking in advance of the May 14 ceremony to mark the embassy's opening.

On February 20, Palestinian President Abbas presented a peace initiative in a speech before the UN Security Council, proposing to hold an worldwide peace conference in mid-2018 to jumpstart final status negotiation based on two-state solution and global legitimacy resolutions.

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The inclusion of Abu Dis in the list, analysts said, hinted at the overall American strategy in moving the American Embassy to Yerushalayim. According to the Foreign Minister, the move will then be followed by U.S. pressure on Israel to make concessions to the PA (Palestinian Authority).

The site said the Israeli police have begun preparing for the event which will take place at the Arnona neighbourhood of Jerusalem, noting that the Israeli municipality in Jerusalem is now working on the construction of a temporary street to improve access to the embassy.

Following the decision, which was seen as an endorsement of the Israeli narrative, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would refuse any offer made by the Americans.

A worker holds a road sign directing to the US embassy, in the area of the USA consulate in Jerusalem, May 7, 2018. An Israeli police spokesman played down such prospects for the US embassy signs. "The perimeter and all movement in the area are being closely watched".

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