But the Israeli ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, this morning defended the use of force as "measured" and "surgical". "And I will note that the double standard is all too common in this chamber", said U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Gaza.
Amidror said he believes Israel "briefed the Americans, and others, and the Americans are more open to understand Israel's need to defend itself than the Europeans; we know it, and we have to live with it".
"We know that the only way forward is through direct negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis to get to a two-state solution", said Trudeau. The group had organized the action weeks ago to respond to the embassy move, but the protest took on a different tone as demonstrators learned of the mounting death toll in Gaza, which was "really horrific", an organizer said. "No, you are not right", Erdogan said.
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Jerusalem's status is perhaps the thorniest issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"It is unthinkable that while people are drinking champagne in Jerusalem, others are dying in Gaza", Noga Malkin, an activist with the left-wing movement Standing Together, said to the crowd.
Notably, Kenya was among 21 countries that failed to vote at the UN General Assembly in a resolution aimed at condemning Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "These demonstrations are nothing new", Nauert said.
At a UN Security Council meeting, Palestine insisted Israel had committed a war crime by firing at the protesters, while Hamas - the rulers of Gaza - was accused of using civilians as "human shields".
Turkey's government on Tuesday ordered the Israeli ambassador to leave the country, retaliating for Israel's killing of dozens of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip and underscoring the growing worldwide fallout from the bloodshed.