The US abstention in a vote on a UN resolution condemning Jewish settlements in the Palestinian occupied territories may be the last straw in a tense relationship between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama.
United Nations Security Council members are expected to vote on a draft resolution nullifying any changes to Jerusualem's status. The text is the latest international condemnation of US policy change on the holy city.
Africa was long regarded as a partner of the Palestinians, but hoping for arms, development aid and cutting edge technology, many African states now seek closer ties with Israel. Cooperation, however, comes at a price.
A summit of Islamic nations has issued a unified response to counter the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "not impressed" by the declaration.
US President Donald Trump has confirmed that the US will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite opposition from a number of world leaders. The US embassy is to relocate from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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