Israeli defense chief calls for Arab boycott after protests


Senate chief, Mohammad Alam Ezidyar, said Trump's decision was against the spirit of democracy and is a negative act against the Islamic world. He is the only world leader to endorse move, other than Netanyahu.

Erdogan earlier described the status of Jerusalem, whose eastern sector Palestinians see as the capital of their future state, as a "red line" for Muslims. He was speaking at the conference of the Movement of Freedom and Democracy (SPD), a eurosceptic and anti-immigration party.

The snub over the US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital came after Egypt's Coptic Church on Saturday also cancelled an upcoming meeting with Pence in protest against Washington's move on Jerusalem.

Egypt has repeatedly voiced its concerns over the USA controversial recognition of the holy city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, stressing the move would negatively affect stability in the Middle East region.

State Department officials told the Free Beacon the US government, because of Trump's declaration, "recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and its seat of government". "In any case, it is still better than nothing", the Czech president said.

As a result, he will also move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem over the course of the next three to four years.

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"We will not abandon Jerusalem to the mercy of a state that kills children". "The EU has a clear and united position".

"During the phone talks, the two leaders discussed methods of supporting the Palestinian rights, topped by the right to establish their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital", Rady said.

On Friday, thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in protest and two Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza border.

The ministers supported convening an emergency Arab League summit to consider possible consequences of the USA move.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow is "seriously concerned" over Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Indonesia, as the world's most populous Muslim nation, has always been a strong supporter of Palestinians and has no diplomatic ties with the Jewish state. On another occasion he suggested Greece could pay off its global debt by hosting deportation centers for asylum seekers. He once said the integration of the Muslim community into Europe is "practically impossible", slamming European Union migrant policies.