An Israeli police officer was filmed punching a Palestinian woman in the face during deadly protests against Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital that left four dead.
- President Donald Trump’s announcement of plans to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem has inflamed regional leaders and drawn threats of violence against the US and Israel, but in practical terms it changes little.
- Both US political parties have long promised to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and Palestinian-aligned regional forces have long threatened violence against the US and Israel.
- Trump’s announcement allows him to tick the box on another campaign promise with no input from Congress and only at the cost of antagonizing the Muslim world, which he seems OK with.
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- Several US embassies across the Middle East have issued warnings of potentially violent protests.
- President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has heightened tensions across the region.
- Palestinian leaders have called for “three days of rage” around the world, and US Marine units are on-call for all embassies.
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Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah have warned Donald Trump of the “dangerous” consequences of transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem after the US president informed the Palestinian and Jordanian leaders that he planned to move the mission. Nabil Abu Rdainah, a Palestinian spokesman, said in a statement that Mr Trump had notified Mr Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, that he intended to move the embassy from Tel Aviv in a phone call on Tuesday.
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Opposition is growing in the Arab world to an expected announcement by Donald Trump that the US will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Reports say the president will make the statement this week but will further delay acting on a campaign pledge to move the US embassy to the city.
The head of the Arab League, Jordan and the Palestinian president have warned of the consequences of a declaration.
The city’s fate is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Arabs.
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