The Arab Struggle Against Bigotry

President Donald Trump has twice tried to institute a travel ban on all refugees from six or seven Muslim-majority countries. During the presidential campaign, Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,” slated to last “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” His Muslim ban …

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How Israeli Moves in Jerusalem are Scotching Trump’s ‘Ultimate Deal’

A decision by Donald Trump this Thursday could prove fateful for the immediate future of Jerusalem, the wider Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region. He must decide whether to renew a presidential waiver, signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, that expires on June 1. The six-month waiver delays implementing a law passed by Congress in 1995 …

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Jerusalem Syndrome: Weird Psychological Disorder that Affects Tourists in the Holy City

Known in Hebrew as Yerushalayim and in Arabic as al-Quds, Jerusalem has the greatest number of sacred sites of any city on earth and is considered by many to be the center of the world. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and it is of great significance for Christians, Jews and …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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