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Israeli PM Netanyahu Reiterates Call on US Embassy to Move to Jerusalem

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The UN Security Council members heard a report from UN envoy Nickolay Mladenov after the Israeli government approved a major expansion of 2,500 homes in defiance of a UN resolution

"Since when do we tell other countries how they manage their business?" he asked.

Many expect the meeting will mark the beginning of a new era in U.S. -Israel relations.

"I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and through extraordinary chastisements".

"We've taken in tens of thousands of people. How can you vet somebody when you don't know anything about them and they have no papers?"

"We are going to save lives on both sides of the border".

The fate of Jerusalem has been a focal point of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for decades, with numerous tensions arising over Israeli threats regarding the status of non-Jewish religious sites in the city, and the "Judaization" of East Jerusalem through settlement construction and mass demolitions of Palestinian homes.

Netanyahu tweeted his support of Trump's plan.

That is no doubt true with regard to some quarters and actions.

Palestinians have very low expectations in regards to the Trump administration, which has not given many positive signals regarding a neutral USA position on the Arab-Israeli conflict, despite the claims by Trump at one time that his administration would try to be neutral.

Two GOP lawmakers Ed Royce of California, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Kay Granger of Texas, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, had placed holds on the funds as the Palestinian Authority had pursued "a unilateral tract towards statehood and they were not trying to work with Israel", said Schanzer. And if I am disappointed with Israeli politics, I do not fall into the all-too-common Jewish proclivity for seeing everything as our own fault so as to believe that we alone can solve it.

"We are waiting for the details and the ramifications for Israeli citizens before deciding what our next move will be", said spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon. "We are building and will continue to build", Netanyahu said in the statement.

Keyes also pointed out that Israel paid for the southern barrier, not Egypt.

Israel seized East Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War with Arab states and declared the entire city its undivided capital in 1980, but neither the USA nor the majority of United Nations members has recognized it as such.

"Mexico is a friend of Israel and should be treated as such by its Prime Minister", it said, noting that Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray expressed his deep affection for Israel in an event marking Holocaust memorial day on Friday.

Israel will not vanish, heaven willing; but neither will the Palestinians somehow go away.

'This is a strategic decision to secure Israel's Jewish and democratic character, ' the BBC reported.

Costa Rica and El Salvador were there until a few years ago, but they are now in Tel Aviv.

Perhaps the most obvious signal came from the person in line to become the US ambassador to Israel - or as some Israeli settlers said Israel's ambassador to the US - David Friedman, Trump's bankruptcy lawyer who is a pro-settlements American Jew.

That is the moral high road.

David Brog, the founding executive director and now a board member of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), which calls itself America's largest pro-Israel organization with more than 3.3 million members, told JNS.org that many Christians who read the Bible "understand that Jerusalem is and has always been Israel's capital city, and they simply don't understand why Israel should be the only nation on Earth where we do not place our embassy in the capital". (Ezekiel 29:21) It remains to be seen what the Trump administration seeks.

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