The Palestinians say the U.S. is no longer an acceptable mediator, and they have pre-emptively rejected any peace proposal floated by the Trump administration, fearing it will fall far short of their hopes for an independent state in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza, lands captured by Israel in the 1967 war.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has said the country will establish an embassy in Jerusalem, Israel before 2020, years earlier than what was previously predicted, National Republic Radio reported Monday.
A senior White House official said top negotiators for the Trump administration, Jared Kushner, a senior adviser and the president's son-in-law, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump's special representative for global negotiations, had not spoken to Palestinian leaders since just before Trump's December 6 announcement.
Pence followed in the footsteps of Trump, who became the first sitting United States president to visit the Western Wall in May a year ago.
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A 15-year-old girl was hospitalized Monday morning after a shooting was reported at a school in the Ellis County town of Italy. The Ellis County Sheriff's Office tweeted , "The kids are being moved, under guard to the dome as the investigation continues".
Regarding Trump's decision on Jerusalem, Karmi said "we must not think about the U.S.in this context".
The message was conveyed by speakers at the panel "Trump's Jerusalem Promise: Time for Europe to Lead for Peace in the Middle East" organized by the EuroPal Forum - an independent and non-party political organization based in London working to build networks throughout Europe in support of the promotion and realization of Palestinian rights.
But Pence said Palestinians hold all the cards to jump-start peace talks that fell apart in 2014.
After addressing the Knesset and dining Monday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Pence visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial on Tuesday and went to the WesternWall, the Jewish prayer site in Jerusalem's Old City that stands below the Temple Mount, the holiest place in Judaism.
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The group now projects GDP will increase by 2.7 percent in 2018 and by 2.5 percent in 2019. The region continues to account for over half of world growth.
"Since Trump's decision has altered the rules of the game, he (Abbas) expects the European foreign ministers to come forward and collectively recognize the state of Palestine as a way to respond to Trump's decision", Maliki said.
Palestinian officials have criticized the Jerusalem's recognition as the capital of Israel and have rejected to meet with Vice-President Pence. "It is very clear that the US not only isn't an honest broker, it is not an independent broker, but it is totally identified with Israel", Karmi said.
US Special Representative Jason Greenblatt Wednesday praised the launch of 3G cellular services by Palestinian mobile phone operators Jawwal and Wataniya in the West Bank.
Back in June, the Jerusalem District Court sided with dozens of Arab plaintiffs who sued the PA for health and mental damages after its security forces arrested and imprisoned them in detention dungeons where the plaintiffs were tortured, their healthy teeth were pulled and urine was injected into their veins by PA interrogators.
Mike Pence originally hoped that his trip would be spent talking to both Israelis and Palestinians, and with a heavy focus on the region's Christians. When the protest intensified the Arab MPs were forcibly removed from the Israeli parliament with the help of security staff.
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Before Israel, Pence has visited Egypt and Jordan on the trip.
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Her arrest last week was at least the 10th time she's been caught trying to slip past airport security without a plane ticket. She was jailed in Chicago that same year for trying to bypass security at the city's two major airports.
Turner told the crowd the country must do better in providing health care, supporting gender equality and reproductive rights. At Los Angeles City Hall, many marchers wore pink hats and carried signs with slogans such as: "Real news, fake president".
Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania reportedly settled a sexual harassment complaint from a decades-younger female aide previous year . A spokesperson for Meehan said called the payout "a settlement" while Meehan has called it a "severance agreement".
A total of 30 children have died from influenza this flu season , including 10 new cases reported to the CDC as of January 13. Symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.
Now, the SPD aims to negotiate an improved coalition deal it can sell to members wary of acting as junior partner to Merkel. The case for another four years of CDU/CSU-SPD government is further strengthened by Germany's current economic fortunes.
Vrabel beat out Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks for the job. They might genuinely be interested in him as a head coach - or play-calling offensive coordinator - at this time.
The Moon on January 30 will appear slightly larger in size, however it will not be completely full so it's not a true supermoon . It marks the last episode of the supermoon trilogy where the very first occurred in the month of December previous year .
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Wenger confirmed in his pre-match press conference the swap deal involving Sanchez and Mkhitaryan is likely to be completed. Wenger also said "nothing is happening" with his side's interest in Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
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Arab coalition to gives $1.5bn in Yemen aid
More than 10,000 people have been killed by coalition airstrikes and by fighting on the ground, Reuters said. Only in the third financial quarter of 2017, German arms sale to Saudi Arabia accounted for US$550 million.
Turkish army says 153 terror targets hit in Afrin op
The operation also includes airstrikes on the district, threatening to create another humanitarian disaster in the region. Russian Federation pulled back troops that had been deployed near Afrin after it was briefed on the operation by Turkey.