The international community, including the United States, acknowledges that Israel occupies East Jerusalem, along with relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions.
"Iran has delivered the OIC's secretariat its written refusal to recognize Israel", Bahram Qassemi asserted.
Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss and many of Jewish believers from New York and Washington chapters of Jews United Against Zionism, were also among those who participated in the demonstration, even though they were not supposed to travel on Saturdays due to religious believes.
The top official emphasized that before Donald Trump made his decision on Jerusalem, Saudi Arabia had issued a statement saying that such a decision would violate the international law as well as the UN resolution and undermine the US role as a broker of peace. Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed it in an action not recognized internationally.
While in Israel for three days, Pence will speak at the Knesset, visit Yad Vashem, and is slated to light a menorah at the Western Wall, which stands adjacent to the Temple Mount, the holiest place in Judaism and site of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest shrine.
But the manipulation of Palestinian emotions by their leadership is contemptable to say the least.
Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has sparked protests in the Middle East, and Abbas pulled out of a planned meeting with Pence.
"I do not have hope from Arab countries".
The official Palestinian Authority newspaper, however, insisted Trump "contradicted history".
Historically, the current situation in the Middle East parallels closely the post 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States changed many things. For us, this is unacceptable. "Because that were it belongs", Abu Irshaid shouted at the end of his speech.
The Israeli military said that, on Friday, about 3,500 Palestinians demonstrated near the Gaza border fence.
But this is not a strategy. Mr Trump also plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. He was just stating reality and completing what a unanimous bipartisan Congress approved under President Clinton in 1995. For the sake of the long-suffering Palestinians, regional enmities need to be put aside for the greater cause.
The Egyptian-sponsored draft resolution describes as null and void any changes to Jerusalem's status.
None of this has happened yet.
The areas mentioned above have been the subject of fruitless peace negotiations over the years.
He is now scheduled to depart Washington on Tuesday, arriving in Cairo on Wednesday for a meeting with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.
The council could vote early next week, diplomats said.
"If I came with a Bible in one hand and came to your home, I knocked on your door and said 'according to my Bible, my family lived where your home is, my family lived there two thousand years ago, ' would you pack up your bags and leave?"
It is time for a new beginning.
Forces reportedly opened heavy fire on a Palestinian youth at the northern entrance of al-Bireh, critically injuring him.