Israel debating bill banning rights groups from defending Palestinians

Palestine President coming on four-day India visit

Palestine President to come on 4-day India visit

The same day, during a Likud party meeting, Netanyahu again expressed his support for moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv.

Trump would be breaking with strong tradition if he does not attend the shrine and lay a wreath for Holocaust victims but neither the White House, the State Department or the Israeli Embassy in London were unable to confirm with IBTimes UK that he will be paying his respects.

US President Donald Trump had promised during his campaign to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Earlier this month, he held a warm meeting with the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, at the White House.

However, the global community does not recognize Israel's annexation of east Jerusalem, which the Palestinians seek as the capital of a future independent state.

"The president is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact a peace process", Tillerson said, going on to suggest that Israel itself might be less than fully committed to a move, according to AFP news agency.

Israeli officials are demanding that the White House offer an official explanation for the comments of a U.S. diplomat who was in Jerusalem and pointed out that the Western Wall is in territory occupied by Israel in 1967. The most recent waiver - signed by former President Barack Obama - expires on June 1.

On Sunday, the European Union's Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen told i24News that Jerusalem could not be considered Israel's capital until there was such an understanding as part of a final-status agreement for a twostate solution.

Officials from the Israeli Prime Minister's office asked Trump administration officials if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may accompany the President to the Western Wall, to which the Americans responded that it will be a private visit.

A wave of unrest that broke out in October 2015 has claimed the lives of 263 Palestinians, 41 Israelis, two Americans, two Jordanians, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton.

While Trump has not taken any action on his pledge to move the embassy so far, the Palestinian leadership fiercely opposes any such effort, and the worldwide community has warned that it could spark unrest. It was not the first time a member of the Trump administration referred to "Palestine", which the us does not recognize. "So India can play a very important role in bringing peace (between Israel and Palestine)", he said.

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