US President Donald Trump has told Israeli and Arab leaders he intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, sparking fears of serious repercussions across the Middle East.
In a heated exchange a day after the midterms President Donald Trump went from pensive to hostile, praising his role in Senate victories, chiding candidates who shunned him and musing about bipartisanship.
The Palestinian president has said the US decision undermined the two-state solution to its conflict with Israel. Abbas also said the Palestinians will not accept a "biased" US as the sole mediator in the peace process.
Modi and Abbas' first-ever meeting in the West Bank comes as the Palestinian leader seeks to replace the US as the sole mediator between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Australian government might join the US and Guatemala in moving its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said. Rivals accused him of a "desperate" ploy to sway Jewish voters.
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