Mirroring Trump's resolution, Guatemala plans to maneuver embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Posted December 28, 2017

The United States can not ethically act as a peace broker in the Middle East, due to its stated bias and violations of worldwide law, said Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

Trump's announcement acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel's capital - and his pledge to move America's embassy there - enraged Palestinians and much of the Muslim world.

Praising what he called Trump's "brave and historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital", Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced the decision, reported Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronot.

This was the first time the United States exercised its veto since Trump became President. While no hints of what that peace offer may entail have been released, Capitol Hill observers have suggested that Kushner would reveal the contents of a new deal in early 2018.

Previous excavations by Israel near the holy site - the spiritual epicenter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - have sparked violent Palestinian protests.

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In a post on his official Facebook account Sunday, Morales said that after talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he chose to instruct Guatemala's foreign ministry to move the embassy.

Trump's announcement December 6 reversed decades of US policy and set off weeks of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces that have left at least a dozen Palestinians dead. Last week, in an emergency session at the United Nations General Assembly, 128 countries backed a resolution condemning the new US position.

The expected new railway tunnel and station would be an extension of a high-speed line from Tel Aviv that is set to open in 2018, The Jerusalem Post is reporting.

The DFA was referring to the proposal recommending Palestine be partitioned into an Arab State and a Jewish State, with a special global status for the city of Jerusalem under the administrative authority of the UN.

A statement from Katz's office said the project was a national priority, meaning construction on the line would be expedited and even started within the next year. Known in Israeli politics as "the bulldozer", he has succeeded in advancing numerous large infrastructure projects countrywide.