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Defying all expectations of an abstention, India chose to vote against Israel and the US and in favour of a UN resolution, co-sponsored by Turkey and Yemen, which rejected Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. Netanyahu's visit also comes at a time when roughly 1,000 ...
A Turkish citizen was detained on Jan. 11 by Israeli forces in East Jerusalem, a Turkish tour guide in Jerusalem has said. Osman Hazır, 46, was detained while taking a picture holding a Turkish flag at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, according to tour guide Murat Kundak. He also said Hazır has been held for ...
Three U.S. imams have called for the death of Jews since December, a trend that has followed President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In the latest incident, Abdullah Khadra, a Syrian-American imam, announced during a sermon in a Raleigh, North Carolina-area mosque ...

A patient's chances of survival depend on how long it takes an ambulance to respond to a case and transfer the person to the appropriate hospital. In most communities around the world, eight minutes is the recommended response time for urgent cases. But in Palestine, not even ambulances have freedom ...
Palestinian Christians on Saturday pummelled the car of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem during a visit to the occupied West Bank in protest against the church's decision to sell land to Jewish groups. The Greek Orthodox Church is one of the biggest private landowners in the Holy Land and in ...
Six Arab countries have pledged to seek international recognition of a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital. Meeting in Amman on Saturday (Jan. 6), the foreign ministers of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Morocco and the Palestinian Authority said they also aim to ensure no other ...
Speaking to Al Jazeera, representatives of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem denied the reported allegations. "We did not, as they claim, sell our land to the Israeli occupation," said Father Issa Musleh. "Those are old deals the patriarch wants to rectify and clarify, because all those old deals are ...
As President Trump moved last month to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, an Egyptian intelligence officer quietly placed phone calls to the hosts of several influential talk shows in Egypt. "Like all our Arab brothers," Egypt would denounce the decision in public, the officer, Capt. Ashraf al-Kholi ...
The Islamic State (IS) in Egypt in a new video released has urged its supporters to take up arms against Hamas for its failure to defend Jerusalem, reports RT. This reaction from IS has comes days after Washington recognised the city as Israel's capital. The 22-minute video is supposedly released by an ...
Amman (AFP) - Jordan said on Sunday (Jan 7) the Arab League would seek international recognition of the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital after Washington recognised the Holy City as Israel's capital. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made the announcement at a joint news conference ...
President Trump has recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But a third of Jerusalem's residents are not Israeli citizens at all. They're Palestinians who hold Israeli residency papers. Israel has revoked those papers from thousands of Palestinian residents, rights groups say. Jerusalem's mayor, however ...
Last month, President Donald Trump granted a cherished wish of American and Israeli hardliners, taking Jerusalem--an issue that the Oslo Agreement stipulated would be resolved only in permanent status negotiations--"off the table." Now, only weeks later, American and Israeli hardliners are again ...
When it comes to Palestine, Trump not only declared Jerusalem Israel's capital with no regard for Palestinians' view on the matter, but he also implemented a policy of bullying and blackmail at the United Nations, without once being bothered by Palestinian protesters' legitimate grievances and frustrations.
The president of Kosovo said the Balkan statelet would have supported President Donald Trump's decision to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which would have made it the only Muslim-majority nation to do so. The move, which has angered the Muslim world, means the U.S. ...

(JTA) -- Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, hosted a reception for the 64 countries that voted against or abstained from voting on a resolution condemning President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The "Friends of the U.S." reception was held Wednesday night in ...
Nearly a decade ago, while doing research for my PhD dissertation about British Consulates in Basra and Baghdad, I discovered Meir Verete's article, "Why was a British Consulate established in Jerusalem?" among the Oxford Journals dated 1970. The question in the title implied a certain statement, ...
(CNN) US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hosted a "Friends of the US" reception Wednesday night, inviting those who had voted against or abstained from voting on a resolution condemning the United States for officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israeli ambassador to the UN ...
In a taped message that was played Wednesday night at a reception hosted by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations to thank those countries that voted with the U.S. -- or abstained from voting -- against a U.N. measure condemning the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, President Donald ...
In a video, an exultant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly thanked Trump for his "historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital." And on Monday, the Knesset, Israel's parliament, emboldened by Trump's move, passed a bill requiring that a two-thirds majority of Knesset ...
Dome of the Rock 2 As the world questions the Jewish claim to Jerusalem as Israel's capital following President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City, archaeologists have unearthed a "unique and significant discovery" of a "sealing" that belonged to the city's ...
East Jerusalem was illegally annexed by Israel after the 1967 war. Before U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration, Israel stood alone in claiming sovereignty over it. The eastern part of Jerusalem remains mostly inhabited by Palestinians who face house demolitions and evictions as part of Israel's ...
Jerusalem, occupied West Bank - In his small and cramped studio, Shehab Kawasmi moves carefully around piles of centuries-old photographs, stacks of drawings and thick books. A realist painter, Kawasmi uses his brush to draw hundreds of historic and religious landmarks in Jerusalem's Old City, the ...
Last month, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution criticising America's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and launch the process of transporting its embassy there. The move radically reversed decades of US policy in the region and the majority of observers said it would hinder ...
Employees of Teva pharmaceutical Industries' two plants in Jerusalem were given a reprieve of sorts when it comes to the financially troubled company's plans to shut down the facilities, one of which produces pills and the other inhalers. Originally some of the employees had been due to be let go in early ...
Many dozens of seal impressions and seals themselves have been found in ancient Jerusalem, including in this area by the Temple Mount. Also, several seal impressions of the Jerusalem governor ("sar ha'ir"), who was the highest-ranking officer in the city, have been making the rounds in the black market ...
The Palestinian Authority has recalled its envoy to the US following Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The move will allow for "consultations" over leaders' future relationship with the US. Days of protests followed Mr Trump's announcement, leading to arrests and a number ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Paris on January 5 to meet his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, with the conflict in Syria high on the agenda, a source in the French President's office said on Saturday. Among the regional crises the two leaders plan to discuss, there would be a ...
The UN Educational, Scientific and cultural Organisation (Unesco) has expressed regret over Israel's decision to withdraw from the agency following a resolution on Jerusalem voted against the country. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, said she was convinced that it "is inside UNESCO and ...
A Gazan died on Saturday after being wounded by Israeli fire during a protest on the border over US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a Palestinian health official said. Jamal Muslih, 20, of Al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, had been seriously wounded by live fire on Friday, health ministry ...
Rawalpindi, Pakistan - Protesters have rallied in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Thousands took part in Friday's demonstration, which was organised by Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), a charity linked to Hafiz Saeed, the ...
Guatemala's foreign minister says her country's decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is final, urging the international community to "respect" this commitment. "It's a decision that has been made ... It is not going to be reversed," Sandra Jovel told journalists on Friday, according to a report from ...
The United States' decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel's capital was rebuked by the international community in a late December United Nations vote. The shift in the U.S. position also set off a wave of protests, further complicating the peace process. Palestinians say ...
The UN General Assembly has decisively backed a resolution effectively calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The text says that any decisions regarding the status of the city are "null and void" and must be cancelled. The non-binding resolution was approved by ...
Guatemala is to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first country after the US to vow to do so. It was one of only nine to vote against a UN resolution which in effect repudiated the US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Israel's PM thanked Guatemala's president, but Palestinians ...
A few days after President Trump announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, I went to a friend's house in Ramallah for dinner. We were by no means a cross-section of Palestinian society: I am a lawyer, and among the group was an architect, a professor, ...
Trudeau's silence is linked to his craven decision to have Canada abstain from a UN vote denouncing the Trump Administration's decision to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem -- another low point in Donald Trump's liar presidency. In case you missed it, Trump just tried to turn ...
Early last month Donald Trump shocked the world by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and promising to move the American embassy there from Tel Aviv. Of course, Jerusalem has been the de facto capital since Israel's inception. The Knesset and its ministries have been based there.
Gaza -- Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of Gaza and the occupied West Bank for the fourth Friday in a row in protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian health officials said at least 20 protesters were wounded by live fire, mostly ...
Rawalpindi, Pakistan - Protesters have rallied in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Thousands took part in Friday's demonstration, which was organised by Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), a charity linked to Hafiz Saeed, the ...
In a symbolic pushback to President Donald Trump's declaration on the status of Jerusalem, Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday voted to recognize the contested city as the capital of the Palestinians. The Iranian parliament voted in favor of a bill that recognized the city as the Palestinian capital, or the capital ...
The United States' decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel's capital was rebuked by the international community in a late December United Nations vote. The shift in the U.S. position also set off a wave of protests, further complicating the peace process. Palestinians say they now feel the ...
As the year 2017 draws to a close, few following the events of the past 12 months would wager with certainty on how the coming year will unfold. It was a year defined by unpredictability and the breaking of long-established convention, most frequently in the form of the 45th US president, Donald Trump.
Israel's transport minister wants to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem's Old City and name a station next to the Western Wall after Donald Trump. Yisrael Katz said he wanted to honour the US president for his decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital. The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews ...
The US government has announced significant cuts in its United Nations budget obligations for 2018-2019 in what will be interpreted as a further ratcheting up of pressure from the Trump Administration looking to bend decision-making at the international body to its will.


 

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