'Netanyahu resign!' Israelis protest against USA embassy move, Jerusalem Day parade



The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Those talks have been frozen since 2014. Part of the U.S. Consulate building on Monday will become the embassy, which now is in Tel Aviv.

"The football club Beitar Jerusalem, one of the most prominent symbols of the city, is happy to honor the president for his love and support with a gesture of our own".

United States President Donald Trump will address around 800 American and Israeli dignitaries at the ceremonial opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem by video tomorrow, the USA ambassador said.

An American flag is designed in flowers near the entrance to the new American Embassy in Jerusalem, which is scheduled to open on Monday. "It's a recognition of reality", he told ABC's "This Week".

For that reason, every U.S. president since Israel's founding in 1948 has located the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Pompeo said he was aware that there could be security concerns for United States embassies and citizens in the region in the coming days.

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According to the Ministry, among the 86 invited ambassadors in Israel, nearly 40 have already confirmed their presence.

Instead, the transfer of power - which will turn part of a consulate building in Jerusalem into the embassy and the Tel Aviv embassy into a consulate - will occur on Monday, months after the announcement. According to news reports over the weekend, Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic apparently blocked a European Union move to release a statement unanimously condemning the US Embassy move.

No-show nations withheld comment on Sunday.

Sunday's clashes broke out as Israelis visited the Haram al-Sharif holy compound in East Jerusalem's Old City, known to Jews as the Temple Mount. This, however, can not take place as long as the Palestinians continue to issue threats and be a partner to violence instead of negotiations. Witnesses said some prostrated themselves in Jewish prayer, violating religious restrictions at the site and sparking scuffled with Muslim worshippers. The army said they were expecting to contend with several dozen "terror kites" carrying petrol bombs flown over the border as well as gunfire aimed at soldiers and explosive devices planted at the border fence. Gaza's ruling Hamas movement urged tens of thousands of people to join Monday's protest to coincide with the embassy opening.

Fraser Valley residents have an opportunity to mark the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba - "Catastrophe" - on Tuesday, May 15 with a candlelight vigil in Abbotsford.

During the human tragedy of Nakba, Israel destroyed 531 Palestinian towns and villages and committed at least 33 massacres, and more than 800,000 Palestinians were uprooted and expelled to live as refugees at the mercy of others.

The Trump administration has sought to keep the door open to Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy by saying the embassy move did not aim to prejudge Jerusalem's final borders.

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