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The Latest: The Israeli Prime Minister praises Trump's "bold" message



JERUSALEM – The latest news on the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and protests on the border between Israel and Gaza (all times local)

6:50 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praises President Donald Trump's "bold decision" to move the American embassy to embattled Jerusalem. [1759005] Netanyahu welcomed an American delegation from Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner to a celebration at the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Sunday night. The new embassy is scheduled to open on Monday.

The Palestinians claiming Israel-annexed East Jerusalem as their capital are angered by the American move and have virtually cut ties with the White House. Dozens of European countries have also skipped the ceremony on Sunday.

But Netanyahu insisted the message train was "the right thing" and ordered other countries to follow suit.

He says Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jews for thousands of people years, and any peace treaty will include Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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18:30

The Israeli military says it has reinforced troops along the Gaza border and thrown leaflets in the Gaza Strip, urging residents to protest during Monday's protests be removed from the border fence.

Gaza's ruling Hamas movement urges tens of thousands of people to join Monday's protest – which coincides with the opening of the new US embassy in embattled Jerusalem

The protest is expected to culminate weeks of border marches that are crippling Israeli Egyptian blockade should break. Hamas has pointed out that on Monday a large number of demonstrators may cross the border – a scenario that could cause Israel to respond with lethal force. Forty-two protesters were killed in the last month of the weekly protests.

The army says it defends its frontier and uses live fire only as a last resort.

Sunday it was said that it had deployed additional battalions, special forces, news teams and snipers. It also sent additional forces to the West Bank if the protests spread.

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18:05

President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor believes the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem "will make it easier" to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

John Bolton says the Tel Aviv message is "a recognition of reality".

He tells ABC "This week" that "if you are not ready to realize that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and there should be the American Embassy, ​​then you are operating on a completely different wavelength."

"The Reality recognizing always increases the chances of peace, "added Bolton.

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Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has apologized during a visit to Israel for statements she made about Jews in the past.

The 2012 candidate spoke on Sunday at a Jewish-Christian Bible study in Israel's par

Bachmann asked the Jewish people for forgiveness "for the terrible and arrogant way in which I treated and regarded Christians among them as the Jewish people

She said, "I said things that I should not have. I apologize profoundly … for my statements, which, even though they were said in ignorance, have caused pain."

She is not sure said what she apologized for.

In 2015, the conservative fire department allegedly called for Jews to convert to Christianity.

She said as she reads the Bible, "She is learning more and more that it's all about Israel."

Your visit is coming as the US relocates its embassy to Jerusalem this week.

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16:45

The health facilities in the Gaza Strip are preparing for mass casualties before an expected large-scale rally on the Israeli border.

Shifa Hospital spokesman Ayman Sahbani said on Sunday that tents will be set up with medical equipment easing the pressure on his 20-bed emergency room.

He warned that the hospital, the largest in the Gaza Strip, will quickly "run out of medicines" and other items when it is running at full capacity.

He said Shifa was severely affected by a decades-long Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed following the takeover of control of Gaza by the Islamist militant group.

Since the end of March, 42 Palestinians have been killed by the fire of the Israeli army and over 1700 more in border riots. [19659039] Tens of thousands could try to break into Israel during protests this week.

Israel says it defends its sovereign frontier and its nearby communities.

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10:40

High-level delegation Gaza's Hamas leaders head to Egypt the day before a planned mass rally on the border between Israel and Gaza.

The media bureau at the Rafah border crossing says that Islamist militia leader Ismail Haniyeh and other members traveled to Egypt on Sunday

Hamas declined to comment on the departure, which was viewed as part of intense diplomacy to stem the protest and prevent a possible break in the Israeli border.

Last week, Hamas leader in Gaza, Yehiyeh Sinwar, said international and regional mediators have "weeks to control" deals with deadly protests. Hamas has largely organized it against an Israeli-Egyptian blockade since Hamas overran Gaza in 2007.

The United States opens its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday. The December decision to transfer the Tel Aviv embassy to embattled Jerusalem has triggered months of protests in the Palestinian territories and throughout the region.

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10:30

Israel Prepares for a Series of Celebrations Celebrate the opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, a move that has sparked Palestinian protests.

A Sunday reception will include members of a delegation headed by President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, his senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

Dozens of foreign diplomats are expected, despite many ambassadors of European nations, who oppose the movement, they will skip it.

Israel conquered East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East War and annexed it on a train not internationally recognized. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of their future state and see the removal of the Tel Aviv embassy as a blatantly one-sided movement that devalues ​​the US as a Middle East peace broker.

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