Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Pence revives talk of Tel Aviv embassy move to Jerusalem

US Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday revived talk of the possibility the United States may move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, saying President Donald Trump was seriously considering the matter. During the 2016 US presidential campaign, Trump’s

King Abdallah to depart for US days after Arab Summit

King Abdallah

Topics leading the agenda in King Abdallah’s meeting with Trump will include the Palestinian issue and Arab counterterrorism efforts, Jordan’s Minister for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammed Momani said Sunday. The minister said that the Arabs are at the forefront

Israeli soldiers seize boy, shoot dead teen

An Israeli rights group has released an amateur video that shows soldiers seizing a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian boy. The soldiers in the video are trying to get him to identify people who had thrown a firebomb in the occupied West

Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against US Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States. The

Gaza rocket hits Israel prompting retaliatory shelling

A rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip slammed into southern Israel on Saturday, prompting retaliatory Israeli tank fire, sources on both sides said. The Israeli army said the rocket hit an open area. “No casualties have been reported.”

Trump envoy holds fresh talks on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

A top adviser to US President Donald Trump held further talks on the Middle East conflict Wednesday, meeting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as he seeks to restart negotiations with the Palestinians. Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, met

Gazan calls for justice for daughters killed in 2009 war

A Palestinian doctor made a plea for justice Tuesday for his three daughters and a niece killed in the 2008-9 Gaza war, a day ahead of a trial in Israel. Izzeldin Abuelaish lost the four girls in the incident in

Israel closes Palestinian map bureau, arrests head

Israeli police closed on Tuesday a Palestinian research center in Jerusalem and arrested its director, a prominent cartographer, accusing him of working for the Palestinian security services. The office of cartography in occupied east Jerusalem was shut down for six

Israeli patient burns nurse alive at clinic

An elderly man burnt a nurse alive at a clinic in central Israel on Tuesday after apparently being dissatisfied by the treatment he had received, police said. The suspect, in his late 70s, fled the scene in his car after

Palestinian attacker killed by Israeli police in Jerusalem

Israeli border police shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed them at a police station in the old city of Jerusalem on Monday, police said. The attacker, armed with a knife, followed two officers in the early morning to a police

Israel denies entry to prominent British boycott activist

Israel’s ministry of strategic affairs said Monday it denied a prominent British boycott activist’s entry into the country. Revital Yakin-Karkovsky, a senior ministry official, said Hugh Lanning of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign was prohibited Sunday from entering Israel because his

Richard Gere slams Israeli settlements as ‘absurd provocation’

Richard Gere

Richard Gere has lashed out at Israel over its settlements in territory that Palestinians want for a state. The “Pretty Woman” star came to Jerusalem for the local premiere of a new film by Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar in which

Iran’s presence in Syria blocks peace deal, Netanyahu tells Putin

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday there could never be peace in Syria as long as there was an Iranian presence there. “We discussed at length the matter of Iran, its objectives

Palestinian ends hunger strike as Israel agrees his release

An imprisoned Palestinian journalist ended a 32-day hunger strike on Friday after receiving assurances Israel would not extend his detention without trial next month, his wife and lawyer said. It will be the second time within a year that 34-year-old

Boris Johnson: Alternative to two-state solution is Israel apartheid

British foreign minister Boris Johnson has warned that the alternative to a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an “apartheid system,” in an interview with an Israeli newspaper published Thursday. Johnson had a whistlestop 24-hour visit to Israel and

Israel moves to mute mosques’ call to prayer over loudspeakers

A law to muffle mosques’ amplified calls to prayer in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem won preliminary approval on Wednesday in a charged parliamentary session where Arab legislators denounced the measure as racist. Supporters of the bill say it is

Arab League to resist embassies moving to Jerusalem

Arab League foreign ministers adopted a resolution Tuesday against any attempt to move diplomatic missions to Jerusalem, following Donald Trump’s presidential campaign pledge to move the American embassy in Israel. The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues

Trump and Netanyahu talk Iran ‘dangers’ over nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday had a long phone conversation about strategic threats posed by Iran, the premier’s office said. “The two leaders spoke at length about the dangers arising from the nuclear deal

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