Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

Palestinian National Council to Elect New Leaders Amid Abbas Health Rumors

TEL AVIV — The Palestinian National Council will hold its first meeting in nearly a decade next month to elect new leaders — possibly paving the way for a successor to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas — and discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, officials said Wednesday.

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Fatah Member: Embassy Move Proves Trump a ‘Mentally Unstable Racist Zionist’

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump is a mentally unstable racist Zionist, an official from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ ruling Fatah faction claimed after the U.S. announced that its embassy in Jerusalem would open in May to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence. 

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Netanyahu: Other Countries Will Follow Trump’s Jerusalem Move

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said President Donald Trump is “worthy of all praise” for his decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in May and it was “only a matter of time” before other countries follow suit.

Canada's Conservatives, led by Andrew Scheer, say they will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital if they regain power in next year's election

Canadian Conservative Party Would Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

TEL AVIV — The Canadian opposition Conservatives said Monday they would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel if they win the election in 2019, adding that they recognize “the obvious fact that Israel, like every other sovereign nation, has a right to determine where its capital is located.”