Jerusalem's city hall says it has put up road signs pointing to the new US Embassy, which is set to move to the contested city next week.
A number of Israeli dignitaries are also expected to attend the festive event in Jerusalem's Arnona neighborhood at the building now housing the USA consulate.
U.S. Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem Monday ahead of next week's opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital.
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Trump's moves angered Palestinian leaders, who have refused to talk to his administration, accusing it of pro-Israel bias. Most people taking part in this protest are either those who were displaced or their descendants.
Israeli security forces are on high-alert in the coming days as the United States prepares to open its embassy in Jerusalem; fulfilling years of American promises to relocate their diplomatic headquarters to the capital. We have also invited several Israeli government representatives and political leaders to attend.
Paraguay's embassy is now located near Tel Aviv.
In February, President Trump, while speaking to Israeli media, reiterated that the issue of Jerusalem is off the negotiating table.
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In contrast, I predict, the North will suggest a slower approach and extend the discussion to American weapons. Moon came to power previous year with a promise to try to improve North-South relations.
In March, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said that his country would relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 16, two days after the USA move. "I thank President Trump for making this historic moment come to fruition".
Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Palestine-Israel conflict, with Palestinians seeking East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel since 1967 - as the capital of an independent Palestinian state. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other PA officials have since refused to meet with anyone on Trump's team. They were promised East Jerusalem as their capital by worldwide community during the U.S. sponsored peace talks through last several decades.
Since the creation of the Jewish state it has not recognised Jerusalem as its capital and considers that the final status of the city must be negotiated with the Palestinians. On February 23, the State Department announced the new embassy will open in May.
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