Israeli stabbed in apparent Jerusalem 'terror' attack

Lebanese capital Beirut

Turkish President Erdogan brands Israel a 'terrorist state' and 'killer of children' as he vows to do everything possible to reverse Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision

Thousands of Indonesian Muslims protested Sunday in Jakarta against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the latest global show of solidarity with the Palestinians.

U.S. President Donald Trump announcement on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital has triggered anger and protests around the Muslim world.

Jerusalem has been home to the Knesset, the Israeli Supreme Court, and the nation's prime minister and president for decades.

In an interview with the Tasnim News Agency in Damascus, Mahmoud Al-Khalidi said the United States president would have refrained from declaring Quds the capital of Israel if he had been mindful of the "heavy costs" of his decision and the consequent damages to U.S. interests. Macron described it as a "breach of worldwide law and a risk for peace".

Many world leaders have said Mr Trump's decision could have grave repercussions for security and stability, as well as derail counter-terrorism efforts.

Protesters burned US and Israeli flags.

The rally in Indonesia's capital drew a crowd of at least 5,000 people, police said.

But European officials say they have heard no details about the USA plan to relaunch moribund Mideast peace efforts.

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Israeli police said a security guard was stabbed and seriously wounded near the Jerusalem bus terminal. The Trump administration argues that any future peace deal is likely to place Israel's capital in Jerusalem, and old policies need to be abandoned to revive the moribund peace process.

Earlier Sunday, the Arab League called Trump's decision "a risky development that places the United States at a position of bias in favor of the occupation and the violation of worldwide law and resolutions".

Israel maintains that all of Jerusalem is its capital.

But Mr Netanyahu's visit - the first to European Union institutions by an Israeli premier for more than 20 years - comes amid tensions between the two sides over the peace process and other areas. The foreign ministers also called on the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning Trump's decision.

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said during the emergency meeting that Arab nations should consider imposing economic sanctions against the United States to prevent it moving its Israel embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Protests were confirmed in Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul, Turkey and lingered along a road near a US embassy in Awkar, Lebanon.

'They've announced to us some kind of American initiative.

A spokeswoman for Pence said Sunday it was "unfortunate that the Palestinian Authority is walking away again from an opportunity to discuss the future of the region".

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