For many people, Trump's decision to move Washington's embassy in Israel from
Tel Aviv to Jerusalem significantly undermined both US credibility as a neutral party in the Palestinian conflict, and the hope of a future peace deal.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad slams Canberra saying "Jerusalem has always been under Palestine... and [is] not the capital of Israel".
Majority of the disputed city's roughly 300,000 Palestinians are expected to boycott the polls again, despite calls by a minority to use the moment to seize influence in a city under full Israeli control for decades.
No previous US administration has been as aggressive as Trump's in trying to kill any hope of Palestinian statehood. Here are 10 actions the current administration has taken.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem, including the Al Aqsa compound which is considered by Muslims to be the third holiest place in Islam, during the 1967 Middle East War.
Two families brought in diggers to destroy their own homes rather than face the prospect of Israeli settlers moving in after losing a land ownership battle in Israel's courts.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians are expected to attend large-scale protests along the Israeli border and in Jerusalem as the United States and Israel will launch formal opening on Monday, a move that draws criticism internationally.
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.
Released from prison last year, Shereen al Issawi is a Palestinian lawyer who helped prisoners who opposed Israel's rule in the occupied territories. Israel deemed her activity as aiding terrorism.
Countering the US decision on Jerusalem cannot be done overnight, Arab League Assistant Secretary-General Hossam Zaki said.
Trump threatened to withhold aid unless Palestine returns to negotiating table. Palestine has snubbed Trump since his decision on Jerusalem, saying the US has lost any moral authority to broker peace.
For many people in East Jerusalem, Pence is anything but a friend and they are taking part in a general strike to protest against the US's decision to announce this city as the capital of Israel.
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