The important line
[Pence] asked to meet (Abbas) on the 19th of this month in Bethlehem, such a meeting will not take place," Jibril Rajoub said.
They really don't like gays over there huh?
To be fair, he's not overly welcome in the U.S. either.
I think Pence should definitely go anyway.
There is absolutely no chance that Jerusalem (either entirely or in part) will not be the capital of Israel after a negotiated peace. And it's not like the US can't relocate the embassy if for some reason Israel did move the capital from Jerusalem.
There was no reasonable prospect for a peaceful solution anytime in the near future regardless of this action. As long as the "moderate" Palestinian faction provides cash incentives for terrorism, they clearly have no desire for peace (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_Authority_Martyrs_Fund).
This isn't Trump unilaterally making the decision, but rather the executive branch no longer using the excuse of security reasons to postpone compliance with US law. In 1995 congress passed a law requiring the US move its embassy to Jerusalem.
If there is ever a time to make this move with minimal consequences, it is now. Israel and Palestine are completely overshadowed by the Syrian war, Sunni/Shi'ite split, and Saudi/Iranian proxy conflicts.
It is imperative that the US not reward threats of violence by capitulating on this issue. This reinforces negative behavior and legitimizes terrorism as a political tool.
Trump is still an idiot and likely a crook, but that doesn't mean everything he does as president is wrong.
No. Pretty much everyone living in the region.
Pretty sure that this is not what makes peace in the region impossible...
Or you know that the power in the area shifted away from them and they don't like it.
This is such an easy game to win.
USA- we are going to do something completely stupid. boo CANADA- we are not going to do that cheers
I am Canadian and not surprised of this announcement.
It is stupid to do anything that hinders the peace process.
A compromise where East Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and West Jerusalem becomes part of a Palestinian state is or was possible. Trump has come out and said the US doesn't recognize any claim to the whole of Jerusalem except Israel's.
You have that flipped - West Jerusalem is the part that would be considered Israeli, and East Jerusalem would be part of a proposed Palestinian state.
Just what he wanted. More distraction.
This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 84%. (I'm a bot)
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade warned Australian travellers heading to Jordan, Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank there may be widespread protests over the move by the Trump administration.
The al-Qaeda-linked extremist group al-Shabab is urging Muslims to take up weapons in response to President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu says "God is weeping over Mr Trump's inflammatory and discriminatory recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."
The majority of the international community consider it Tel Aviv.
America please focus on America Trump is doing whatever he wants because of things like this pulling attention one way or the other.. No other reason for him to do something as this.
"America did something we didn't like, LETS TRY TO KILL ISRAELI CIVILIANS!"
Doesnt this happen literally all the time?
Remember they only hate zionists not all jews! /s
He had the same sniffles as in one of his campaign speeches. The great Carrie Fisher was adament this was due to cocaine, as she has plenty of experience in that field.
His adjusting of his mouth was probably because of the gurning.
The change in the President's pronunciation seemed particularly to affect "s" and "th" sounds, and appeared to worsen in the closing stages of the address.
The 71-year-old did not appear otherwise impaired and following the speech immediately moved over to a table and signed a declaration.
In the footage Mr Trump can be seen adjusting his mouth a number of times.
Related:Did President Trump slur his speech?
Gupta noted that for most of the 10- to 11-minute speech, the President spoke fine. One sign that it was unlikely to be a bigger medical concern: After the speech,Trump walked over to a desk, pulled out the chair, sat down and signed a proclamation. All normal movements.
"All of that is relevant because he doesn't appear to have any motor weakness," Gupta said.
It was his dentures or partial.
Are you sure about that?
He says that he doesn't, but he says lots of things, majority of it horse shite
"Can't a guy get any rest around here?!"
It's weird how rarely they find skeleton archers. If games have taught me anything, at least half of all skeletons are archers.
I hope he lived a good fulfilling life in the Great Valley. Just as his mother wanted.
This is so clearly the work of the devil trying to deceive us.
They called for one after Israel placed metal detector on Temple Mount to stop terrorist attacks.
Hamas is a joke.
About two years of stabbing/shooting attacks in the Temple Mount.
Israeli female soldier killed in a shooting by a terrorist hiding among Muslims worshippers.
Israel finally takes measures to prevent smuggling weapons into the Temple Mount.
Hamas calls for intifada for Israelis taking measures to prevent terror attacks.
A "real" third Intifada would have a huge impact on the region.
from his 5 star resort in Qatar
Woohoo, ya cunt!
About bloody time!
fuckn struth mate
Love always wins! Proud to be Australian in this moment of history.
I didn't think this day would come for a long time. This comes after months of a national optional survey conducted by the government on the topic, full of arguments and some very rude graffiti everywhere, which ended with a 61% majority for Yes. Had it not been a majority this government would not have passed it.
And Australia slowly makes it way into the 21st century.