Trump won't attend US Embassy opening in Jerusalem

ImageThe Columbia University professor Katherine Franke at her home in Accord N.Y.

During the election campaign, he promised to shift the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Lieberman also said that the decision about moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem "the historic, important and dramatic".

The embassy will be officially relocated from Tel Aviv on May 14, upgrading the status of an existing U.S. consulate in southern Jerusalem.

Israeli police had not received information of any specific warnings, Rosenfeld said, but security forces were "taking into consideration the period we're going to be in and other events, including Jerusalem celebrations and Nakba day".

The reports come as the U.S. prepares to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14.

According to unconfirmed reports, Trump's peace plan calls for across-the-board Arab recognition of Israel - and of Jerusalem as Israel's capital - and the annexation by the Jewish state of large West Bank settlement blocs.

The new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is to be opened on May 14 with a huge American delegation expected to attend, perhaps including President Donald Trump.

Israel captured East Jerusalem from Jordanian control in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in a move not recognized internationally.

Trump announced the move in December 2017, saying he was making good on U.S. legislation and presidential pledges, dating back decades, to support Israel's designation of Jerusalem as its capital.

All Israeli settlements are seen as illegal under global law and major obstacles to peace as they are built on occupied Palestinian territory.

"We're still waiting to see if the USA president will come here for the opening move". The city is claimed by Muslims, Christians and Jews to be historically important for them. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been making inroads with the European Union and Russian Federation.

While Israel views Jerusalem as its capital, Palestinians view East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. The Palestinians seek the eastern sector as capital of their hoped-for state.

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