The Jerusalem District Public School (IDPS) in northwest Israel will host a public discussion on Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, the district’s superintendent said.IDPS has been criticized by Israel’s pro-settlement community for allowing Trump’s remarks on the U.N. Security Council to be aired.
The school will also host a reception for the U:The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Trump and the world, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the building’s entrance on Temple Mount.
The ceremony is open to all, and there will be no entry fee.
The reception will be followed by an introduction by Rabbi Menachem Katz, head of the local Orthodox Union.
Katz is a member of the board of directors of the International Solidarity Movement, which has pushed for the boycott of Israeli products in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners.
He will deliver a speech from the podium on Monday, Katz said.
A number of Jewish groups, including AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, have signed on to the effort to boycott Israeli products from U.S. institutions.
KatZak is the first Jewish head of an Israeli public school to take a position on Trump’s visit to the U, said Daniel Katz, director of the Jerusalem-based Israel Democracy Institute.
The public school is in an area where the Upholder-Israel Institute plans to open a school in 2019, Katz told The Jerusalem Mail.
The plan has yet to be approved by the municipality.
Katzer added that the public school, which is located just off the main highway leading to Jerusalem’s Old City, is not affiliated with any Jewish settlement.
The IDPS board of trustees has no political affiliation, Katz added.
Trump’s speech is an attempt to justify his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to build the Western Wall, a Jewish holy site revered by Muslims as a place where Muslims can pray, according to some Palestinian religious leaders.
Trump has been accused by both sides of inciting violence against Palestinians, a charge the White House has repeatedly denied.
Trump is scheduled to meet Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at a private dinner in Jerusalem.
The United States has already designated Jerusalem the capital of Israel, but the designation is contingent on the two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Palestinians want the capital’s eastern sector, which includes East Jerusalem, to be part of an independent state, while Israel has the right to live in East Jerusalem as its capital.
Palestinians are demanding the return of East Jerusalem’s East Bank, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
Israel captured East Jerusalem in 1967 and the West Bank in 1967.
The West Bank, home to the holiest site for Muslims, is the holiest place for Jews.
The U.K. voted to leave the European Union in June.