Palestinian President "Mahmoud Abbas" told a cheering audience in a fiery speech that "the Palestinian people won't kneel" and won't drop demands to establish a capital in East Jerusalem.
U.S Secretary of State "John Kerry" is trying to forge an agreement between Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister "Benjamin Netanyahu" on the outlines of a peace deal, which also would address the fate of Jerusalem.
The Palestinians want a capital in east Jerusalem, one of the areas Israel captured in 1967. Netanyahu has previously rejected a partition. Abbas and his aides fear that Kerry's proposal, expected in the coming weeks, only will contain a vague reference to Palestinian "aspirations" in the city.
Abbas warned Saturday that "there will be no peace" without a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem.