United States embassy will move to Jerusalem in 2019: VP Pence

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Speaking at the panel via a recorded video message, Julie Ward, a member of the European Parliament from the Labour Party, underlined that since U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel on December 6, there has been an increase in violent actions by Israel's occupying forces against the Palestinians.

On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence told Reuters that the timeline of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks depends on the Palestinians without mentioning which usa partners, exactly, were in on these talks.

Pence, meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, said the decision on the capital had removed a thorny issue, and "set the table for the opportunity to move forward in meaningful negotiations to achieve a lasting peace".

Pence's visit, the first by a senior USA official to the Middle East following Trump's announcement in December, was initially scheduled in the same month.

The current US embassy resides in Tel Aviv.

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Responding to Pence's speech, Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said: "If the United States wanted to a play a role of a mediator in the peace process it must be a fair mediator and it must abide by (international) resolutions".

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Asfour added that Israel should also free political prisoners, end its policy of administrative detention and halt "the use of torture against Palestinians, including children in Israeli military detention".

During his stay in Israel, the last leg of his trip and where he seemed most at ease, Pence announced that the United States will open its embassy in Jerusalem before the end of next year.

In Brussels, Abbas repeated his call for East Jerusalem as capital as he urged the European Union member nations to recognize a state of Palestine immediately, arguing that this would not disrupt negotiations with Israel on a peace settlement for the region.

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Wayne White, a policy expert at the Middle East Institute and former State Department official, said the Jerusalem disagreement has struck at the heart of American-Arab relations.

It comes amid a major row between the USA administration and the PA, which imposed a boycott on the White House in the wake of its recognition in December of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The evangelical Christian's speech to the Israeli parliament on Monday laden with biblical references was praised by right-wing Israelis, but Palestinians saw it as confirming some of their worst fears. However, Palestinians claim that the eastern portion of the city is the capital of the future Palestinian state.

But Tovah Lazaroff, deputy managing editor for the Jerusalem Post, said that male journalists received similar "preferential treatment" when U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley visited the Western Wall in June.

President Donald Trump's advisers have been working on the outlines of a plan for some time. He has warmly welcomed Pence , calling him a "dear friend" and lauding Trump's Jerusalem declaration.

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The main Arab party in the Israeli parliament said it will boycott Pence's speech - though it wasn't immediately clear whether they would walk out in protest, heckle or skip the session altogether.

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