Palestinian, Israeli ministers meet for the first time after US Jerusalem declaration


"We stand for dignity for the most vulnerable, and we stand with Palestinian refugees who are facing a bad moment", the celebrities say in a statement published by the Hoping Foundation on Thursday. The U.S. previously backed the current worldwide consensus not to move embassies there because the city's status should be negotiated by Israelis and Palestinians.

All oppressed groups have used peaceful demonstrations to win their freedoms, from African Americans fighting segregation to the Latino community fighting for a fair path to citizenship.

Israel's government regards Jerusalem as the eternal and indivisible capital of the country, although that is not recognized internationally.

A video shared on social media showed protestors entering the meeting room holding signs and chanting against the U.S. administration's decision surrounding Jerusalem, after which the delegation packed up and left.

According to a statement issued by the Jordanian Royal Court, Abdullah II affirmed that Jordan proceeds efforts in the global community to defend the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of Palestinians in establishing their independent state according to June 4 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital.

On Wednesday, the leaders of 21 worldwide humanitarian agencies wrote to the Trump administration objecting in "the strongest terms" to the funding cuts to UNRWA.

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When Trump hosted Abbas at the White House in May, the president opened the door to an unimagined deal. Kerry reportedly asked Agha to tell Abbas to "stay strong", "play for time" and not yield to Trump's demands.

Relations between the Trump administration and Palestinian leadership have strained since the UNRWA funds were cut, as Palestinian leadership declined to host Pence during his visit to Israel in mid-January.

Opposition lawmakers stood and applauded, but not Netanyahu.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Palestinian Authority National Economy Minister Abeer Odeh attended the inauguration of a new cargo scanner at the Israeli-controlled Allenby Bridge border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank. The Trump administration has been much more tolerant of Israeli West Bank settlements than have previous USA administrations, Republican and Democratic alike. Edelstein's office said it was a taste of products from a settlement industrial zone where "Arabs and Jews work together in harmony and cooperation". He has also rejected the U.S as a mediator in any talks that may be called in the future between Palestine and Israel.

Former Israel Defense Forces Chiefs of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi and Benny Gantz were named as possible examples.