Israel has revealed plans to build nearly 1,300 housing units for Jewish settlers in east Jerusalem.
Israel reveals plans to build nearly 1,300 housing units for Jewish settlers in occupied East Jerusalem.
- President Donald Trump tweets that the U.S. may withhold future payments to the Palestinian authority, over 350 million dollars per year, because they are "no longer willing to talk peace" with Israel, and that Israel "would have had to pay more" in return for his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
- Israel's Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz says that the new underground railroad terminal in the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem (part of East Jerusalem) will be named in honor of U.S. President Donald Trump.
- Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales says he will move his country's Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
- The United Nations General Assembly votes 128-9, with 35 abstentions, in a nonbinding resolution to demand that the United States rescind its December 6th declaration on unilaterally recognizing the holy and contested city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
- The Israeli government says it will remove metal detectors and some cameras recently installed at the entrances to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem that resulted in a wave of protests and some deaths. Instead, less obtrusive surveillance means will be used.