France's Macron tells Netanyahu "to give chance" to peace


Mr Netanyahu said he welcomed the USA announcement on Jerusalem because "recognising reality is the substance of peace, the foundation of peace" between Israel and the Palestinians.

And in Beirut, Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannon on Sunday at several hundred pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered near the United States embassy.

"Give peace a chance", Macron said, further explaining that he was suggesting freezing settlement projects and taking precautions to win the trust of Palestinian authorities.

Protesters try to remove barbed wires that block a road near the US embassy during a protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, in Awkar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Dec. 10, 2017. "We will not abandon Jerusalem to the mercy of a state that kills children", he said at a political congress.

The two rallies in Jakarta were significantly larger than the turnout on Friday afternoon, when the first such protest was held at the U.S. mission in Jakarta.

The protesters gathered early on Sunday hundreds of metres outside the embassy to reject the USA recognition of Jerusalem.

"I disapprove (U.S. President Donald) Trump declaration as it is not in accordance with the global law". Other protests occurred in Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia, Egypt and the Palestinian territories bordering Israel.

It said similar and simultaneous protests also were held Sunday in at least 10 provincial capitals and cities across Indonesia.

According to Jerusalem Post citing police reports, an Israeli security guard has been stabbed near the Central Bus Station in the center of Jerusalem.

Qasqas said Trump's announcement eliminates the United States as "an honest broker of peace". Netanyahu said, adding that all the main government bodies are located in the city.

The dispute over Jerusalem's status has underscored broader tensions between the EU and Israel, which wants European states to ramp up pressure on Iran over its involvement in Syria and other regional conflicts. I think we should see what is presented and see if we can advance this peace, ' Netanyahu said, before a meeting with European Union foreign ministers, chaired by the bloc's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini.

The heads of the largest Christian church in Cairo and Al-Azhar University have said they will not meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence when he visits Cairo on December 20.