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Palestinians conflict with police at US embassy in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protesters threw stones towards the security forces who had barricaded the main road leading to the US Embassy in the Awkar area north of Beirut…

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World reacts to US Israel embassy relocation thought

US President Donald Trump is expected to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, and announce his plans to move the US embassy to the city.  The US president on Tuesday called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and other Arab leaders to inform them of his intentions. He was warned by many in the Middle…

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Trump to call Jerusalem Israel’s capital, switch embassy

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and direct the state department to begin the lengthy process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city, according to senior Trump administration officials.  The announcement, which is expected at 18:00 GMT on Wednesday, comes amid global condemnation of the move.  …

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Trump tells Abbas he will pass US embassy to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump has told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that he intends to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials. Wafa, the official news agency of the Palestinian Authority (PA), reported on Tuesday that Trump called Abbas to inform him about his “intention”. “President Abbas warned of the dangerous…

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Kushner: Trump still weighing embassy switch to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump is still weighing a decision on whether to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. The president is “still looking at a lot of different facts”, Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law, said during the keynote address at the annual Saban Forum in…