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In a statement, the parties called on Palestinians to take part in demonstrations throughout the West Bank in response to the United States decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move its embassy from Tel Aviv there as early as next year.

The Human Rights Council's regular examination of Israel's record, the first since 2013, comes after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem last month as the capital of Israel, angering Palestinians, Middle East leaders and world powers.

He further said that the United States intends on securing much-needed support from European partners to focus on what he portrayed as defective parts of the accord, and stated that President Donald Trump has made it very clear that the USA will void the Iranian nuclear deal if that doesn't happen.

"We will also support faith leaders in this region and across the world, as they teach their disciples to practice love, not hate".

Rex Tillerson, U.S. State Secretary, predicted in December the establishment of an embassy in Jerusalem would take at least three years and senior White House leaders noted the current embassy can not be transferred to an existing facility in the city.

Vice President Mike Pence is calling the Iranian nuclear deal a "disaster" and says the Trump administration will no longer certify it.

This outrage was contrasted by the joy of America's ambassador to Israel, the rightist Jewish lawyer David Friedman, who was "moved to tears" by the speech, and the happiness of Israel's President Reuven Rivlin who praised his "strong" and "warm" words. He mostly chose to ignore Israelis' shared history with the Palestinians, only reaffirming support for a two-state solution "if both sides agree".

Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state.

Stressing that Trump's decision goes against all peace efforts by all parties and encourages Israel's continuing violation of human rights, Ward said "it is clear that the USA would not be a productive partner" in the peace process.

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"In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the United States Embassy in Jerusalem - and that United States Embassy will open before the end of next year", said Pence, part-way through a Middle East tour.

"The Jerusalem declaration restated in Pence's intensely pro-Israeli speech without meaningful reference to Palestinian interests makes it near impossible for Israel and the Palestinians to reach consensus", White said.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, meanwhile, said that France wants the European Union to start work on an agreement on closer ties with the Palestinian territories, partly in response to Trump's decision on Jerusalem.

The embassy is to be opened in an existing USA facility - a consular service building in the Arnona neighborhood - that will be "retrofitted" to meet safety and security requirements, Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein told reporters in Washington.

"Jerusalem is a red line we can not compromise on", said Nabil Abu Rudeina.

Abbasi also called on the Palestinian Authority (PA), which has refused to meet with Pence, to stand its ground. This is his fourth trip to Israel.

The main Arab party in the Israeli parliament warned that it would boycott Pence.

So, Pence's trip has turned into a combination of damage-control meetings with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan, and an extended pep rally with the Netanyahu government of Israel.