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Trump and Israel: Flashpoint of Jerusalem Hangs over White House Meeting

Sensitivities over the city and its holy places loom large as the US president and Netanyahu due to meet  Often described as the powder-keg issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Jerusalem was expected to loom large in Wednesday’s meeting in Washington between Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It is the first time the … Continue reading Trump and Israel: Flashpoint of Jerusalem Hangs over White House Meeting

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US Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem ‘a War Crime

Analysts fear mixed signals from Trump administration may conceal a plan allowing the US ambassador to work out of Jerusalem  From the windows of the grey, cube-shaped building that houses the US embassy in Tel Aviv, staff enjoy an undisturbed view out over the Mediterranean and a beach adorned in the summer with sunbeds and … Continue reading US Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem ‘a War Crime

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Israel Approves 560 New Illegal Homes in East Jerusalem as Trump Takes Office

Israel has approved an additional 560 housing units to be constructed as part of its illegal settlement-building initiative in occupied East Jerusalem. The announcement comes 48 hours after Donald Trump took office as the 45th US president. Israel Radio talked to the Chairman of Jerusalem city hall’s Planning and Building committee, Meir Turgeman, who said … Continue reading Israel Approves 560 New Illegal Homes in East Jerusalem as Trump Takes Office

Northeast exposure of Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, in the Old City of Jerusalem. © Andrew Shiva / Wikipedia

‘Assault on all Muslims:’ Jerusalem Grand Mufti Slams Potential US Embassy Move

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem has condemned the plans to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which were earlier announced by President-elect Donald Trump. The mufti said it would be an “assault” on every Muslim in the world. "The pledge to move the embassy is not just an assault against … Continue reading ‘Assault on all Muslims:’ Jerusalem Grand Mufti Slams Potential US Embassy Move

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John Kerry Unveils His Plan For A Palestinian State Based Upon 1967 Borders With East Jerusalem As The Capital

Barack Obama stabbed Israel in the back on Friday, and now John Kerry has slapped Israel in the face just five days later.  In a shameful speech that lasted for 71 dreadful minutes, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out his plan for peace in the Middle East on Wednesday.  His six-part plan is … Continue reading John Kerry Unveils His Plan For A Palestinian State Based Upon 1967 Borders With East Jerusalem As The Capital

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Over 170 Jewish Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem

More than 170 Jewish settlers on Wednesday stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, trying to perform religious Talmudic rituals there, the mosque director, Sheikh Omar Qiswani, said. "Some 176 settlers, backed by Israeli special forces, stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound since this morning. The Jewish settlers tried to perform Talmudic rituals … Continue reading Over 170 Jewish Settlers Storm Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem

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The Shameful Netanyahu Government

The recent resolution passed by the United Nations Security Council condemning the growth of the illegal colonial Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian land of East Jerusalem and the West Bank was a necessary reprimand for the Netanyahu Government. What made it all the more remarkable was the fact it passed the Security Council without being vetoed by … Continue reading The Shameful Netanyahu Government

The Jerusalem site formerly known as the Allenby Barracks, a possible location of the US Embassy (Photo: Raphael Ahren/Times of Israel)

Site Being Considered for US Embassy in Jerusalem is Stolen Palestinian Private Property

Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager, has stated that relocating the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is a “a big priority” for the incoming administration. She added: “It is something that our friend in Israel, a great friend in the Middle East, would appreciate and something that a lot of Jewish-Americans have … Continue reading Site Being Considered for US Embassy in Jerusalem is Stolen Palestinian Private Property