‘Jerusalem is Ours!’ Most Dramatic Moments of Muslim Protests Across the World

A wave of protests has swept the Muslim World after Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. A man was killed and hundreds injured in clashes in the West Bank, while US flags were burned at mass rallies in Iran, Pakistan and elsewhere. Over 200 people were injured on Friday as violent protests in …

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Donald Trump Says Recognising Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel Will Bring Peace

I was called by an Irish radio station in Dublin to respond to President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. What did I think was going on inside the US President’s mind, I was asked? And I replied immediately: “I don’t have the key to the lunatic asylum.” What might …

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Putin Quietly Works to Put Out Middle East Fire Started by Trump

Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin held one of his increasingly frequent phone calls with his Turkey counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Russia said the following of the phone call in an official statement, “Both sides expressed serious concern about the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and plans to move the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv. Such steps can thwart …

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Humiliation – The Only Path to Peace for the Middle East

For perhaps a quarter of the world’s population, President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem on December 6 was humiliating. Just for that reason it makes Middle East peace more probable. More than President Jimmy Carter, who brokered the Israeli-Egyptian peace deal of 1979, President Trump is likely to be remembered as the American president who …

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Trump Must Pay a Price for His Jerusalem Decision

The world media is full of coverage of Wednesday's announcement by President Donald Trump that the US recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital. We're hearing from governments throughout the world about their disquiet at the prospect of a conquered city becoming a national capital, in violation of international law and two generations of diplomatic precedent. Strong …

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Trump’s Scheme to Carve Up Palestine

Donald Trump never has given evidence that he has new, fresh, and promising ideas to achieve his declared objective of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. His statements on the subject can more plausibly be interpreted as another piece of braggadocio about his self-declared deal-making ability. The obstacles to an Israeli-Palestinian peace have long been painfully apparent, even …

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Saudi Arabia in the Grip of the ‘Frenemy’

Over 40 countries joined the Islamic Military Alliance, the creation of which was announced with fanfare by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman. This military alliance will become a ‘strong signal’ to terror organisations, which in recent years maintained activity on the territory of ‘our countries’, as the prince assured in Riyadh …

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The $10 Trillion Investment Plan to Integrate the Eurasian Supercontinent

The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), by lending out money using an alternative currency to the dollar, opens up huge spaces for investment and the strategic transformation of the region The overland integration of the BRI, led by China and Russia, aims to create different transit routes for goods as well as different areas of economic development …

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