Protests Erupt Following Trump’s Decision To Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Violence erupts at U.S. embassy in Lebanon | 0:41

Violence continues amid President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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The Arab League held an emergency meeting Saturday with scathing criticism of President Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision, a move they agreed has robbed Washington of its credentials as an honest broker in Mideast peace. (Dec. 9) AP

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Angry Scenes As Clashes Continue In Jerusalem | 1:54

Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police in Jerusalem on Saturday as violent fallout continued in response to President Donald Trumps recognition of the holy city as Israel's capital. (Dec. 9) AP

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Protesters in Gaza Burn Trump in Effigy | 1:17

Thousands of supporters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine demonstrated in Gaza City Saturday to protest President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (Dec. 9) AP

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Clashes erupt on Gaza's border with Israel | 2:02

Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank and Gaza, and Muslim worshippers from Jordan to Indonesia poured into the streets after Friday prayers to protest President Trump’s recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Time

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Trump's Jerusalem decision draws fire | 1:35

President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and start the process of moving the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv is drawing fire from many quarters in the U.S. (Dec. 8) AP

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Raw: West Bank protests over U.S. Jerusalem policy | 0:58

Tear gas was fired at Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem on Friday morning as groups across the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip gathered to protest the Trump administration's recognition this week of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Dec. 8) AP

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Clashes erupt in Bethlehem after Trump's announcement | 0:38

Clashes erupt in Bethlehem after Trump's announcement. Video provided by AFP Newslook

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE What country is Jerusalem in? The State Dept. answered awkwardly | 2:19

At a press briefing, State Department officials stopped short of saying whether the U.S. recognizes that Jerusalem is actually in Israel. This comes after President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. USA TODAY

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Israeli, French leaders tangle over U.S. Jerusalem decision | 1:57

Israeli, French leaders tangle over U.S. Jerusalem decision. Time

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Turkey president calls Israel ‘terrorist state,’ slams Trump move | 0:59

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdongan criticized President Trump’s decision of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called the country a “terrorist” state” and a “killer of children”. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mairmagaluppo) has the story. Buzz60

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Palestinians protest while Netanyahu hails Trump | 1:13

Reacting to President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinians are protesting in cities across the West Bank and Gaza Strip while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Trump's actions "a milestone." (Dec. 7) AP

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Protests erupt in the West Bank following Trump's Jerusalem decision | 0:45

The leader of Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules the Gaza Strip, called for a third uprising against Israel after President Donald Trump declared contested Jerusalem as the Israeli capital Time

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Netanyahu says Trump 'bound himself forever' with Jerusalem | 0:42

Netanyahu says Trump 'bound himself forever' with Jerusalem Video provided by AFP Newslook

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Why moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is such a big deal | 1:41

There's a reason the U.S. Embassy in Israel has been located in Tel Aviv for decades. Here's why moving it to Jerusalem is raising concerns across the Middle East and beyond. USA TODAY

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE Trump's Jerusalem move loaded with meaning | 2:21

President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, along with instructions to begin preparations to move the US Embassy, is loaded with symbolism says Brookings Institute Mideast analyst Khaled Elgindy. (Dec. 6) AP

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President Trump is expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of US policy and risk potentially violent protests. (Dec. 6) AP

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the whole world opposes President Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy there. Cavusoglu commented before meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (Dec. 6) AP

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CLOSETRUMP WADES INTO CONTENTIOUS JERUSALEM ISSUE U.S. Jerusalem recognition would end Trump peace push | 0:55

U.S. Jerusalem recognition would end Trump peace push according to Palestinian official Naabil Shaath Video provided by AFP Newslook

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Protesters try to remove barbed wires that block a road leading to the U.S. Embassy during a demonstration in Aukar, Lebanon, on Dec. 10, 2017.(Photo: AP/Bilal Hussein)

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Unrest continued to erupt across the Mideast over the weekend following President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy there.

Protesters in Beirut hurled rocks and plastic water bottles toward the U.S. Embassy, while a security guard was stabbed in Jerusalem. Demonstrations were also held in Israel and across the world. 

The protest in Lebanon, which is home to 450,000 refugees, was met with tear gas and water cannons fired by Lebanese security forces on Sunday, Reuters reported.

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut issued a security message reminding U.S. citizens of “the need for caution and awareness of personal security.”

“U.S. Embassy Beirut is aware that several groups have announced public protests following the U.S. announcement of a new policy with regard to the status of Jerusalem,” the embassy said in a statement. “Demonstrations have the potential to become violent.”

The Beirut protesters burned U.S. and Israeli flags, piles of garbage and an effigy of Trump, the Associated Press reported. Protesters plied open the gate of the embassy compound but were turned back by security forces, according to Haaretz.

Thousands also participated in demonstrations in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday in response to Trump’s statement. The protesters carried flags and banners expressing solidarity with Palestinians, according to Agence France-Presse.

Hundreds of Israeli Arabs protested Sunday along a major highway in the Wadi Ara area of northern Israel, the Associated Press reported, damaging several vehicles and leaving three people wounded. In response to the protests, Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman called for a boycott of Arab businesses in that region.

In Jerusalem, a Palestinian terrorist on Sunday was arrested after allegedly stabbing a security guard, according to Israeli police.

Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said on Twitter that the security guard was seriously injured in an attack and the terrorist was among more than 20 people arrested in connection with the incident.

The Jerusalem stabbing appears to be the first since Trump’s announcement of his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, according to the Associated Press.

Pope Francis on Sunday called for leaders to commit to avoiding outbreaks of further violence.

"The Holy Father renews his appeal for the wisdom and prudence of everyone, and raises fervent prayers so that the leaders of nations, in this time of special gravity, commit themselves to avert a new spiral of violence," the Vatican said in a statement.

Source : https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/12/10/trump-jerusalem-capital-protest-near-u-s-embassy-beirut-sparks-clashes/938331001/

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