In Jerusalem, Trump's speech sparks scenes of joy, outrage


Senior Liberal parliamentarians wouldn't comment on the implications of U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital and eventually move that country's embassy there. It is this predictable violence that Rosner seeks to justify, as he ends his op-ed with this sinister reminder: "If violence is the result of [the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital], we will all regret it. But it is worth remembering that Truman's recognition of Israel was also met with violence - and it is still remembered as a great American moment".

Following the decision, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul; on Thursday, there was a heavy police presence with uniformed soldiers patrolling the roof.

Trump's announcement on Jerusalem, which bucked seven decades of US foreign policy, came amid a string of setbacks for Palestinians, including a threat from the State Department to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization's Washington office.

"The US decision is an aggression, a declaration of war on us, on the best Muslim and Christian shrines in the heart of Palestine, Jerusalem".

In Shufat camp in East Jerusalem, home to Palestinians displaced in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, young men played snooker and cards as they waited for Trump to speak.

The First Infatida - meaning "tremor" in Arabic - lasted from December 1987 to 1993, claiming the lives of 277 Israelis and 1,962 Palestinians. Russia says Israel and the Palestinians should work towards "a peaceful and secure Israel within internationally recognized borders while recognizing the Palestinian people's aspirations for their own, independent state".

In Australia, curious tourists are often shocked to find Sydney is not actually the capital city, and usually told the inland city of Canberra was built as the "bush capital" as a compromise somewhere between Australia's largest city and its competitor to the south, Melbourne. "It's been the capital of Israel for nearly 70 years".

U.S. officials say the courts have not been shown sufficient evidence to extradite Gulen, who has denied any involvement in the coup. They also burned posters depicting the US, British and Israeli flags.

Soon after his inauguration, Trump assigned Kushner and Greenblatt to try to re-start stalled peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Connecticut's Second District Representative Joe Courtney called the declaration a mistake and said now is not the right time for instability.

Trump's announcement was widely expected and has sparked strong criticism from the Muslim world.

Pence stood behind Trump at the White House as the president declared his announcement "nothing more or less than a recognition of reality".

Even America's closest allies in Europe questioned the wisdom of Trump's radical departure from past U.S. positions. But Trump's announcement on Jerusalem threatens to scotch the fledgling effort.

Astana - which became the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997 - is a a gleaming futuristic playground and a totem to the ambitions of authoritarian president Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has ruled since 1991. "Canada's long standing position is that the status of Jerusalem can be resolved only as part of a general settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute". In fact, since 1967 and until 2015, Israel has revoked the residency status of 14,416 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem.

Many Israelis interpreted the president's decision on Jerusalem as simply long-overdue acknowledgment of the status quo.

The president called on the region to take his message calmly. "It is not something new, but it is an important but understandable step by the administration". "We believe it is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region".