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The Arab leader said this during a meeting in Cairo of Arab League representatives, who gathered to discuss President Donald Trump's possible recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"Israel must advance its goals, including the recognition of United Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel".

During his election campaign a year ago, Trump repeatedly promised to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted strongly to reports that Trump could also decide to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Erdogan noted that the U.S. should understand that Jerusalem is a "red line" for all Muslims.

"At this summit we will mobilize the whole of the Islamic world", Erdogan said. "You can not take this kind of step".

Jerusalem, sacred to Muslims, Christians and Jews is a contentious part of Israel-Palestinian negotiations.

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Erdogan said Turkey, which now holds the chairmanship of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), would immediately call a summit meeting of the pan-Islamic group if Trump went ahead with the move.

Jerusalem remains at the core of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

The United States supports a strong relationship between Turkey, the key Muslim member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and Israel, which is Washington's main ally in the Middle East. The Palestinians see it as the capital of their future state.

Israeli government spokesmen had no immediate reaction, but Education Minister Naftali Bennett, a senior partner in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu´s coalition government, brushed off Erdogan's comments.

According to CNN, the announcement, expected this week, would fulfil a Trump campaign promise - one made by previous US Presidents and then set aside due to regional concerns and Jerusalem's contested status between Israelis and Palestinians, both of which claim the holy city as their capital.

"There will always be those who criticise, but at the end of the day it is better to have a united Jerusalem than Erdogan's sympathy". Monday was the deadline for Trump to sign a six-month waiver to the 1995 "Jerusalem Embassy Act", which mandates the relocation of the embassy.

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