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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to address the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday during a routine meeting on the Middle East, and reports say he is expected to focus on U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Last December ...
Almost 60 percent of East Jerusalem's Palestinian residents believe they should participate in the city's municipal elections, while only 14 percent oppose doing so, according to a new poll. The respondents who supported voting in municipal elections tended to be younger, more educated and financially ...

Israeli Occupation Forces, accompanied by members of the City Council in occupied Jerusalem on Monday demolished two commercial structures and uprooted trees in al-Issawiyya neighbourhood, East Jerusalem. IOF cordoned off the area before invading it, and bulldozed the two structures which were ...
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday said he is ready to engage in negotiations with Israel but made it clear that East Jerusalem should be the capital of Palestine, as he held talks with visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In December last year, US President Donald Trump recognised ...
The Israeli army shot and seriously wounded a Palestinian man in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported. The man was transferred to a hospital in Ramallah. On Tuesday, the ministry reported that one Palestinian was killed and fifty others were wounded ...
Ramallah, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian National Authority (PNA) denounced Sunday the demolition of two schoolrooms in a Bedouin community in East Jerusalem by Israel. PNA Jerusalem Affairs Minister and Jerusalem Governor Adnan Al-Hussaini told Xinhua that the "targeting of the local ...

IsraeliOccupation Forces (IOF) on Sunday morning demolished a two classroom facility made of zinc in the Abu Al-Nawar Bedouin community, East Jerusalem. The classrooms have been demolished for the fifth time since February 2016, and had been previously rebuilt with the funding of the European ...
Israeli sources said on Friday that Erdan's order does not only involve political institutions, but also include a number of vital civil institutions, the East Jerusalem Chamber of Commerce, the Supreme Council for the Arab tourism industry, the Center for Palestinian Studies, the Palestinian prisoners' Club, ...
€14.9 million for activities in East Jerusalem to preserve the Palestinian character of the city and counter the worrying deterioration of socio-economic indicators that include widespread poverty. Projects will focus on advocacy and protection actions, youth and education and support to the private sector, ...
At the meeting of the PLO Central Committee on January 14, 2018, in Ramallah, followers of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas removed from the dais a very senior Fatah official from East Jerusalem after he began to criticize the PA for its behavior toward East Jerusalem. When he started to ...
The Israeli military is to take security control of neighborhoods over the security barrier in East Jerusalem as part of its redeployment to the area known as the "Jerusalem envelope," due to issues surrounding security and cooperation with police in these areas. The principal change will be in Kfar Akab, but it ...
Jordan's king affirmed his support Sunday for establishing a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, highlighting his differences with the Trump ... Jordan's monarch serves as custodian of a major Muslim shrine in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem and the kingdom's Hashemite dynasty derives much of its ...
Palestinian Fares Salem treats the horses he looks after at stables overlooking Jerusalem's walled Old City as though they were members of his own family. The Salems have been tending horses for more than 30 years at their home in Arab East Jerusalem, and Fares and his friends prepare them for riding ...
The first is a law adopted on 30 July 1980 by Israel's parliament, the Knesset, o annex East Jerusalem and proclaim Jerusalem as Israel's "one and indivisible" capital. The second is a law passed by the United States Congress in 1995 formally declaring Jerusalem as Israel's "indivisible" capital and calling ...
Israel regards Jerusalem as its "eternal and undivided" capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem - occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war - as the capital of a future state. Mr Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital in December broke with decades of a US policy of neutrality on the ...
The European Union assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian State, in the bloc's latest rejection of US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. At a meeting in Brussels with EU foreign ministers, ...
East Jerusalem, where the Western Wall lies, was occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move condemned by the international community. Palestinians view East Jerusalem as the likely capital of their future state. In May, President Donald Trump became the first sitting US leader to visit the ...

The European Union's top envoy, Federica Mogherini, reiterated her support on Monday for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem, dealing another blow to President Trump · Donald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP ...
Thanks to them there are more Israeli flags, Border police and security cameras, but the "Judaization" of East Jerusalem neighborhoods is no closer to fruition today than it was at the beginning of the project. In 1990 there were 8,700 Palestinians in Silwan and zero Jews. Today there are 500 settlers and ...
Jordan's King Abdullah, his wife Queen Rania (R), meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and wife Karen Pence, at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan January 21, 2018. Reuters/Muhammad Hamed Reuters. AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah expressed concern on Sunday over a ...
The Palestinians want East Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and annexed in a move not recognised internationally, as the capital of their future state. Netanyahu, according to Israeli reporters traveling with him on a trip to India, said on Wednesday: "My solid assessment is that it ...
Around 2,800 Jews live in East Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhoods such as Silwan, according to Ir Amim, a nonprofit advocacy group that focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the city. The proximity and friction between Jews and Palestinians have made such neighborhoods flashpoints of tension: ...
The email address you have provided is already registered. Close. "Our position is that we want a state within the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital and a resolution of all key issues," Abbas said. Abbas, a long-time opponent of violence, said that Palestinians "will continue to peacefully pursue ...
Israeli occupation authorities demolished 142 Palestinian-owned structures in East Jerusalem in 2017, the second highest such figure since 2000. The demolitions resulted in the displacement of 233 people, including 133 children, and otherwise affected another 631 people. The figures are included in a ...
AMMONNEWS - Trump's decision on Jerusalem and announcement in December that the United States would start the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv enraged the Palestinians who said the United States can no longer broker peace with Israel. The meeting was attended by the foreign ...
Kamel Hashlamon was born in 1979 and grew up in Shuafat in East Jerusalem. He studied cooking at Hadassah College, apprenticed in the kitchens of the American Colony and King David hotels, and then spent four years working under chef Yoram Nitzan at Mul Yam restaurant in Tel Aviv. This writer first ...
East Jerusalem, which had been under Jordanian control before the war, will serve as the Palestinian capital. If the locations of diplomatic offices are to be taken as expressions of how various countries and diplomatic bodies believe the region should be divided, or as abstentions on the highly controversial ...
The Salems have been tending horses for more than 30 years at their home in Arab East Jerusalem, and Fares and his friends prepare them for riding at weekends in the hills and open spaces near the city and in the adjacent Israeli-occupied West Bank. "I was raised with horses around me and I started to ...
Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have begun preparing the floors by laying laid foundations for the extension of a network of underground surveillance cameras on the most famous street in Jerusalem, Salah al-Din Street (opposite of the historic Jerusalem Wall on the part of Bab al-Silsilah). Local sources in ...
... they refused to welcome him to the square," added Jamjoom. The Orthodox Church is reportedly the second biggest land owner in East Jerusalem, and many Palestinians think the sales of East Jerusalem land to Israelis will endanger the future of East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian State.
Arab states will soon embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war, Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said. Six Arab foreign ministers met in Amman on Saturday to follow up ...
Arab states will push for the international community to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian State, Jordan's foreign minister said Saturday, a month after US President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital. "We will confront the [US] decision by seeking a resolution, ...
Arab states will soon embark on a diplomatic drive to persuade the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital on territory captured by Israel in the 1967 war, Jordans Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said. Six Arab foreign ministers met in Amman on Saturday to follow up ...
On June 26, 1967, three weeks after the Middle East war -in which Israel occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip- the Knesset (Israel's parliament) approved draft resolution 2064. Under the measure, Israel annexed the Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem and occupied them ...
Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency has moved its Middle East editorial headquarters to East Jerusalem from the Lebanese capital Beirut. Anadolu Agency announced on Jan. 4 that would be moving the center of its Middle East news desk to Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem "following recent developments," ...
"I used to hang out a lot with my friends. We'd have breakfast together, go to school, go out and have fun. I don't do any of that stuff anymore. I don't see my friends like I used to." This is what M.M., now 16, from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-'Esawiyah told B'Tselem. About two and half years ago, ...
The bill passed early on Tuesday and stipulates that two-thirds support is needed in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, before Israel can relinquish control over any portion of the holy city to a foreign entity, according to local media. The bill is widely seen as intended to make it more difficult to give up part of ...
A Palestinian family's 27-year battle against attempts to evict them from their East Jerusalem home went forward on Monday in a Jerusalem court, where they are pitted against a right-wing organization that seeks to take possession of the property. The legal basis for the attempted eviction of the Sumreen ...
Israel subsequently occupied and annexed the eastern part of the city after its military victory in the 1967 war, but its control over East Jerusalem has never been recognised by the international community. Palestinian leaders want occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, while Israel says the ...
The status of Jerusalem goes to the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel occupied the east of the city, previously occupied by Jordan, in the 1967 Middle East war and regards the entire city as its indivisible capital. The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state and its final ...
To understand why East Jerusalem and its environs are so critical to the fate of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, some background: After the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, Israel captured West Jerusalem, while Jordan controlled East Jerusalem and the adjoining West Bank. Jordan lost these areas to Israel in ...
Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Middle East conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem might eventually serve as the capital of an independent Palestinian State. East Jerusalem, which contains the Old City, includes 17 neighborhoods in which more than 323,000 Palestinians live -- roughly ...
But Palestinians want the capital of the state they seek to be in East Jerusalem, which Israel took in the 1967 war and later annexed in a move not recognized internationally. The Muslim nation summit was a response to President Trump's Dec. 6 announcement that he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's ...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkey hopes to open an embassy to a Palestinian State in East Jerusalem in the future.. "Because it is under occupation we can't just go there and open an embassy," Erdogan said in a speech to his ruling party in the city of Karaman.
Escalating the chorus of global condemnation of President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Turkish government announced Friday it would open an embassy in East Jerusalem -- in support of Palestinians. At the end of a special session of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, ...
The leaders of 57 Muslim nations have called on the world to recognise "the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital". An Organisation of Islamic Co-operation communique declares US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital as "null and void".
occupied East Jerusalem - The Zahwat Al-Quds kindergarten and primary school's walls are decorated with colourful cartoons, while its students are dressed in grey-and-red striped uniforms. The children's wide smiles and laughter echo through the hallways, belying their lingering anxiety after a recent ...
Israel illegally occupied Palestinian Territories in the 1967 war, including East Jerusalem in defiance of the international community, and wasted no time in declaring the city as its "eternal, undivided" capital. This meant that it extended its law to East Jerusalem and claimed it as part of Israel, a move that no ...
Israel occupied East Jerusalem in 1967 and proceeded to effectively annex it, in breach of international law. The Palestinian leadership in the occupied West Bank, however, see East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian State. Today, 86 percent of East Jerusalem is under the direct control of the ...


 

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