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The Palestinians hope that greater international involvement in the peace process will serve to counter what they see as a US stance biased in favor of Israel.
Addressing the council for the first time since 2009, Abbas will call for a new collective approach in a bid to salvage the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The two parties are left with no other option after the influential Nagaland Baptist Church Council warned voters of ‘Hindutva forces’.
The Palestinian leader was set to visit Moscow two weeks after a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The historic city is home to key religious sites sacred to Judaism, Islam and Christianity, especially in East Jerusalem.
He made an emergency appeal for more than $800 million in funds to provide additional assistance to Palestinian refugees in Syria, Gaza and the West Bank.
Their Sunday meeting will be the first since Trump pledged on December 6 to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, breaking with the policies of his predecessors.
Netanyahu said US President Donald Trump made history by recognising history when he recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Trump said in Davos the Palestinians had "disrespected" the United States by refusing to meet with his Vice President Mike Pence.
The poll of 1,270 Palestinians across east Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza was conducted in the days after Trump's December 6 declaration.
Pence visited Jerusalem's Western Wall while Palestinians held a general strike after denouncing his pro-Israel speech the previous day as "messianic".
Al-Qaeda leader Khalid Batarfi calls for attacks on Jews, Americans over Trump's Jerusalem declaration
Batarfi said Trump's decision was a declaration of a new Jewish-Crusader war and every Muslim had a duty to "liberate" the holy city.
Shockwaves, protests, rage and much more followed after the controversial decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is refusing to meet Pence, making his visit a rare one by a high-ranking US official not to include talks with the Palestinians.
Israelis and Palestinians alike interpreted Trump's move as Washington taking Israel's side in the dispute over the city.