Ivanka Trump Has 'Great Joy' Going to Jerusalem Embassy Opening on Monday

Protesters shout slogans God is Great during a rally against the U.S. plan to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem at Monas the national monument in Jakarta Indonesia Friday

Protesters shout slogans God is Great during a rally against the U.S. plan to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem at Monas the national monument in Jakarta Indonesia Friday

A small group of Israelis protested against the march.

Israeli women walk next to a sign outside the U.S. consulate that will act as the new USA embassy in May 13, 2018 in Jerusalem, Israel.

Delegation members include President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

However, dozens of other foreign diplomats are expected, including representatives from Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic - countries which reportedly blocked a joint European Union statement on the issue.

Israel captured east Jerusalem, along with the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Mideast war.

Jerusalem's status is perhaps the thorniest issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Nationalist Israelis view the day as a holiday marking the unification of the city under Israeli control.

President Donald J. Trump did what most previous American Presidents have promised but have failed to attain: to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"It was really just us, it was our family that was there", she said.

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Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams said Harry , 33, and Meghan, 36, might return the favour, "if they know each other well". Markle's father, Thomas Markle, will walk his daughter down the aisle , despite previous reports that suggested otherwise.

Both the embassy move and the protests have symbolic timing.

Israel annexed east Jerusalem in a move not recognised internationally.

"For 70 years Jerusalem been awaiting global recognition, until President Donald Trump, in a courageous move, recognized Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel", the Beitar Trump Jerusalem football club - formerly known as the Beitar Jerusalem Football Club - said on its Facebook page.

Thousands of Palestinians are expected to protest against the move from across the occupied Palestinian territories on Monday, including the Gaza Strip as part of the Great March of Return.

Today, Israel continues to displace Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza and deny them fundamental human and civil rights.

The annual march to the Western Wall included many hardline religious nationalists who oppose a Palestinian state.

The embassy move will take place on the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding, while the following day Palestinians will mark the Nakba, or "catastrophe", commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel's creation. Israel maintains it has acted legitimately to protect its civilians from militants trying to breach the border.

Israel says it is protecting a sovereign border and accuses Hamas of using the unrest to plan and carry out attacks.

The EU mission in Israel tweeted on Friday that the bloc would "respect the global consensus on Jerusalem ... including on the location of their diplomatic representations until the final status of Jerusalem is resolved".

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