Macron and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly agreed Saturday on the need to counter Trump's move, and vowed to urge Washington to reconsider.
He said that Washington's decision had violated the Palestinian people's, Muslims' and Christians' rights.
There has been widespread denunciation of Donald Trump's move, especially in the Muslim world. Today a CNN reporter wrote that conversations with Palestinians revealed a mindset that Trump is the "true face of America".
More than 1,000 Afghans staged protests after Friday prayers in Kabul to condemn Trump's decision. "And that's something that the United States is very much committed to". Israelis and Palestinians grew increasingly pessimistic that a final resolution was possible. It looks like a manufactured outcome, and President Abbas is the manufacturer. Palestinian politics are divided profoundly between Hamas and Fatah, Abbas's party. Several European leaders have warned the U.S. shift could further destabilize the region. For instance, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, in an ebullient reaction to the new U.S. policy, told NPR that Israel alone should rule Jerusalem.
On Wednesday, as Trump made his announcement, he spoke about Pence's visit in his speech, with the vice president at his side. Recognizing Israel's exclusive rule as a fait accompli is the only way of to prove one "accepts Israel as a Jewish state", he said. Moreover, the plain fact that each offer was less attractive to them than its predecessor never gave them any sense that their position was not unassailably mighty. But he did not.
A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza Friday during clashes in a "Day of Rage" called for by Palestinians after the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Mr Netanyahu said: "Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel - it has been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years and the capital of the Jewish state for 70 years. Nothing more than that".
Jerusalem is of huge importance to both Israel and the Palestinians. "At the same time, we must state that in this context we view West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel".
Protesters, some of them waving the Palestinian flag, set fires in the street and threw projectiles towards the security forces who had barricaded the main road leading to the US Embassy in the Awkar area north of Beirut.
Abbas recently met Jordan's King Abdullah II, after which they issued a joint statement noting that "any measure tampering with the legal and historical status of Jerusalem is invalid" and warning of the "dangerous" repercussions of the embassy move.
Trump's announcement raised fears about a new wave of violence. Khoury is no supporter of Hamas, but he, too, recognizes realities on the ground. There was no international pressure to make this move now.
Before taking office, Mr. Trump told top aides to think of each presidential day as an episode in a television show in which he vanquishes rivals. The announcement forfeited that possibility.
The violence came amid days of unrest sparked by Trump's dramatic announcement Wednesday.
The first involves receiving gifts from wealthy businessmen and the second involves negotiating a deal with a newspaper owner for better coverage in return for curbs on a rival daily.
"If I were keeping score, I would rate this as fulfilling a campaign promise", said Bill Galston, a former Clinton administration official now at the Brookings Institution. I will be asking. "If there will be disturbances, then we will respond immediately".