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Vice President Pence (left) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on Monday. The visit, initially scheduled for December before being postponed, is the final leg of a trip that has included talks in Egypt and Jordan as well as a stop at a U.S. military facility near the Syrian border. Ariel Schalit/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Pence addressed the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem on Monday. He said a new U.S. Embassy would open in the city by the end of next year. Ariel Schalit/Pool/Reuters hide caption

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A Palestinian man walks near a construction site of a new housing unit in a neighborhood in East Jerusalem known to Jewish settlers as Har Homa and to Palestinians as Jabal Abu Ghneim. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future state and object to Israeli building there and throughout the West Bank. Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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A Palestinian paints a picture showing President Trump and the sole of a shoe in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Confusion Follows Trump's Tweeted Threat To Cut Aid To Palestinians

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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley told the General Assembly on Thursday: "To its shame, the United Nations has long been a hostile place for the state of Israel." Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned that the U.S. "will take note of each and every vote" on a resolution on the decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on Monday. The Council voted on a resolution that expressed "deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem," without mentioning the U.S. by name. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. views Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a controversial move that complicates Middle East politics. Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister that was fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes on the Israeli border after a protest against President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Adel Hana/AP hide caption

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The American and Israeli flags are on display Wednesday on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. President Trump announced that the U.S. will view Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and he ordered the State Department to "begin preparation to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv." The controversial move threatens to unsettle the region's volatile politics. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Religious Leaders Divided Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision

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A picture taken from the Mount of Olives shows the Old City of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock. President Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, upending decades of U.S. policy and ignoring dire warnings from Arab and Western allies alike. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinian protesters burn U.S. and Israeli flags in Gaza City on Wednesday. President Trump has recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, upending decades of U.S. policy and ignoring dire warnings from allies. Mahmud Hams /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Successive American presidents have signed waivers deferring a congressional act calling for the U.S. Embassy to be moved to Jerusalem. President Trump signed such a waiver in June, saying he wanted to give U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts a chance to succeed. But in recent days, U.S. officials indicated the president was considering moving the embassy. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Palestinians celebrate in front of the Lion's Gate entrance to Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli security measures were removed from the Al-Aqsa Compound in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray outside an entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday. They gathered to protest new Israeli security measures implemented at the holy site following an attack that killed two Israeli policemen the previous week. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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