Thabet Abu Rass, a Muslim who is co-executive director of the Abraham Fund Initiatives, an organization striving for Arab and Jewish equality in Israeli society, called the announcement "a historic mistake". Old challenges demand new approaches.
The preacher at Al Aqsa told worshippers that the city will "remain Muslim and Arab". In 1967, after the Middle East war, Israel extended its control over East Jerusalem, which the Palestinians claim as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
This article was originally published by the American Thinker. The day saw at least two fatalities.
It said aircraft "targeted four facilities belonging to the Hamas" a day after what the military said three rocket attacks from the Palestinian enclave into southern Israel.
It's starting to sound like a plan.
After all, they reasoned, what did they have to lose?
According to the 1993 Israel-Palestinian peace accords, the final status of Jerusalem is meant to be discussed in the latter stages of peace talks. The president phoned Egypt's President Sisi, King Abdullah of Jordan, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Iraq summoned the U.S. ambassador to Baghdad. Now this era is gone as well. One of the compound's outer walls is the holiest site where Jews can pray. This is nothing more, or less, than a recognition of reality.
Why does Donald Trump's announcement matter? It's something that has to be done. And here, militants in Gaza fired rockets toward Israel. A second person later died of their wounds, a Gaza hospital official said. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was present, however, who is affiliated with the Democratic Party. It is the headquarters of many government ministries.
'Day of rage' protests continue as US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital angers Palestinians and provokes a global reaction. In fact, we have declined to acknowledge any Israeli capital at all.
Religious leaders, too, refused to meet with the American VP, including Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II. Dozens more were reported wounded in clashes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
"Israel bears full responsibility for any results of the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip", said Hamas spokesman Hazem Kassem.
In the West Bank, Bethlehem is usually known as the birthplace of Jesus, but this holiday season it's a battleground. Those questions are up to the parties involved. Threatening to destroy the nonexistent "peace process" is spurious. Chinese companies are building a mass transit system for the Tel Aviv metropolitan area and a new cargo port at Ashdod on the Mediterranean coast.
For diplomats and political observers from the Mediterranean to the Gulf, the decision brought mainly confusion. Our children should inherit our love, not our conflicts. Its people are brilliant, proud, and diverse, vibrant and strong. But he did not. Then the administration publicly considered closing the Palestinian mission in Washington because the PA was not meeting its Oslo obligation to negotiate issues directly with Israel, but had, instead, made overtures in the International Criminal Court. It contains sites sacred to the three major monotheistic faiths - Judaism, Islam and Christianity.
So today, let us rededicate ourselves to a path of mutual understanding and respect.
Abbas has said Trump has disqualified the United States from its longstanding role as peace broker in the Middle East conflict.
Thank you. God bless you. And God bless the United States.
KELLY: Daniel, thanks very much.