Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said moving the US embassy to Jerusalem would boost peace efforts by making clear to the Palestinians that Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish state.
‘’It is time for the whole world to recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of the State of Israel. De Facto, not just De Jure,” said Israeli President Reven Rivlin as he received the diplomatic credentials of the new US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.
’The decision that the Council and the capital of Ireland took raises the white flag of surrender to terrorist organizations, hate and extortion, ‘’ said the Israeli foreign ministry in a reaction to the decision taken by the City Council of Dublin to fly the Palestinian flag until the end of this month to show ‘’solidarity with Palestinians living under occupation.’’
“Those who systematically violate human rights in their own country should not preach to the only true democracy in the region,” said Israel’s foreign ministry in a statement reacting to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments on Jerusalem.