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Watch: Netanyahu Hails ‘Historic Moment’ Following Announcement of U.S. Embassy Move in May

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday hailed the U.S.’ announcement that it would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem in time for the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence as a “great moment for the citizens of Israel.” The prime minister is also expected to invite President Donald Trump to inaugurate the embassy in May, Israeli media reported.

WATCH – Abbas’ Senior Adviser: Western Wall Must Be Under Muslim Control

TEL AVIV – The Western Wall should always remain under Muslim control and we will not give a single millimeter to the Israelis, the Palestinian Authority’s supreme Sharia judge and senior adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday, contradicting earlier remarks made by a PA official who acknowledged the site to be one of Judaism’s holiest and as such should remain in Jewish hands.

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Netanyahu Announces Five-Year Jerusalem Development Plan

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced a five-year Jerusalem development plan during a special cabinet meeting held in the Western Wall tunnels in honor of the 50th anniversary since the unification of the capital since the Six Day War.

Netanyahu: Temple Mount Will ‘Forever’ Remain Under Israeli Control

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog went head-to-head in the Knesset on Wednesday over Jerusalem, with the premier saying Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel’s capital in any border was the root of the conflict, and pledging that the city, including the Temple Mount and Western Wall, will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on February 15, 2017

Five Things To Watch For During Trump’s Israel Trip

On Monday, President Donald Trump will arrive here in Israel for a jam-packed 24-hour visit that will include meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas as well as visits to Jerusalem’s Western Wall, the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, and the ancient fortification of Masada.