Israel defence minister says hopes Palestinian protests waning


A picture taken from the Mount of Olives shows the Old City of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock mosque in the centre.

On Thursday Zeman said he is "truly happy" with Trump's declaration, saying that the Czech Republic may also follow the lead of USA in that matter.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted to critics in a statement before meetings in Paris on Sunday with French President Emmanuel Macron to be followed by a meeting with European foreign ministers in Brussels. Tens of thousands have also protested in Middle Eastern and Muslim countries.

He said the Palestinian leadership was considering all options in response to Trump's announcement.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, for the time being, the State Department still won't recognize "Jerusalem, Israel" as a place that actually exists. She said her city opposes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, whose promotion is illegal in France and is considered incitement to discrimination or racial hate.

At the news conference, Macron reiterated his opposition to the United States policy, telling journalists he "told Netanyahu that Trump's statement on Jerusalem is a threat to peace and we are against it".

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Friday evening, two rockets were fired toward Israel from Gaza, the Israeli military said, later confirming that one was intercepted over the southern town of Sderot.

Asked about Erdogan's verbal attack, Netanyahu replied, "I am not used to receiving lectures about morality from the leader who bombs Kurdish villagers in his native Turkey, who jails journalists, who helps Iran go around global sanctions and who helps terrorists, including in Gaza, kill innocent people".

"Countries in the region who do not have formal relations with us yet".

Erdogan has called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Wednesday to discuss the Jerusalem issue.

"We will show that applying the measure will not be as easy as that", he added on Sunday, referring to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem. "Jews all over the world form four corners of world have kept Jerusalem at the heart of their prayers", he said.

However, street protests in Gaza and the West Bank were less intense on Saturday than on the previous two days and the military said there were no rocket launchings on Saturday night.