The recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel does not improve America's standing in the world nor does it bode well for peace in the Middle East. Why? Because that's not the point.
Officials say Trump is likely to waive a requirement that the US move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Muslims in the West Bank and Occupied East Jerusalem staged protests as Friday prayers were meant to start. They are opposed to Israel's installation of metal detectors at the Al Aqsa Mosque complex.
After meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Paris for a Holocaust commemoration, French President Emmanuel Macron said "everything should be done" to ensure negotiations start again with the aim of reaching a two-state solution.
Fifty years after being occupied, the West Bank has become a labyrinth of checkpoints, settlements and Israeli-only roads, leaving less and less space for Palestinian life – and almost nothing to bargain with.
The US President told an Israeli newspaper that settlements are not good for peace, and that he was still reviewing the idea of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
A law adopted by the Israeli parliament gives legal cover to Jewish settlers who had forcefully occupied Palestinian property.
Movement for Black Lives document says US complicit in the genocide taking place against the Palestinian people
Experts say history would have to be rewritten in light of the latest discovery which debunks some myths about the Philistines
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2021 TRT World.