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US draft budget for 2019 includes the costs of building an embassy in Jerusalem

UNITED STATES / ISRAEL - The US federal budget bill for fiscal year 2019 included expenditures on the opening of an American embassy in Jerusalem. "Building the US embassy in Jerusalem will be a priority for the State Department in terms of resource allocation in...

Palestine President Abbas accused Trump of bias in favor of Israel

PALESTINE - The decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer the US embassy excludes the United States from mediating the peace process on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This was stated by President of the State of...

US embassy will start operating in Jerusalem next year

ISRAEL - A "small" US embassy will begin operating in Jerusalem next year. This was stated by US President Donald Trump on Thursday, January 25. "It is very important and historic that we translate our embassy to Jerusalem," he said. December 6, Trump announced the decision to...

Opposing the US and EU orientation on Jerusalem highlights their differing policies toward the Middle East

In a new review of the Western dispute over Middle East peace efforts, the United States said on Monday its embassy in Israel would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, while its EU allies voiced support for East Jerusalem as the capital...

US Israel embassy

US Vice President Mike Pence has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the occupied territories, amid the controversy caused by Washington’s al-Quds policy. Pence told Netanyahu that it was a great honor to be in Israel’s capital Jerusalem al-Quds, and that they were...

European Union confirms its support for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

The European Union has assured Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he supports his aspiration to be East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state in the bloc's latest move, rejecting US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. During a meeting...

EU al-Quds policy

The European Union foreign policy chief has reaffirmed the bloc’s commitment to the international consensus on the status of Jerusalem al-Quds. Mogherini underlined the EU’s determination to work within an international framework to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The top European diplomat added that talks are underway...

The importance of Jerusalem in Pence’s visit to the Middle East

US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel on Sunday was overshadowed by President Donald Trump's announcement last month that the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would begin the transfer of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Pence, an...

VP Pence and Jordan’s King Abdullah ‘agreed to disagree’ on Trump’s Jerusalem decision

US Vice President Mike Pence says he and Jordan’s King Abdullah “agreed to disagree” on the issue of Jerusalem, Reuters reports. Pence is due to land in Israel in the coming minutes after spending the day in Jordan. Abdullah, a key US ally, had told Pence...

Exclusive: Trump denies the transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem in a year

US President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned transfer of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected to be transferred by that date. US Secretary of State Rex...

Netanyahu says the US embassy can be moved to Jerusalem within a year

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that the United States could move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year, Israeli media reported. "The embassy will be moved to Jerusalem faster than you think, within a year from now," the media quoted...

Trump denies plans to transfer the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in one year

US President Donald Trump has denied plans to transfer the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem within a year. "In one year, we are talking about different scenarios," Trump said in an exclusive interview with Reuters on Wednesday when asked whether he plans to move...

Al-Quds Palestine’s capital

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution has called Saudi Arabia and certain countries as traitors for collaboration with the United States and Israel. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the enemies of Islam are seeking rift, conflicts and bloodshed in the Muslim world in order to...

Abbas: Jerusalem is eternal capital of Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) said that Jerusalem is our country and we will not leave it. "We said no to Trump and others." Abbas said the Jews had been used as a slogan for colonialism, and that their cause had begun before the...

Hamas refused to meet to discuss the US position on Jerusalem

The Hamas movement refuses to participate in the meeting of the Palestinian leadership, where it is planned to discuss the response to the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "We decided not to participate in the meeting, the conditions under which...

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers in protest against Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank on Friday as protests against US recognition of Jerusalem continued as Israel's capital. Such clashes have been frequent, but tension has increased since US President Donald Trump's Dec. 6...

Jerusalem should become the joint capital of Israel and Palestine: British FM

Jerusalem should be the joint capital of Israel and Palestine, and the status of the city should be determined by the agreement concluded between the Israelis and Palestinians during the negotiations. Such a statement was made by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson after talks with...

Egypt’s double-standard in its dealing with the Palestinian cause

A new media report reveals Egypt’s double-standard in its dealing with the Palestinian cause, reports PressTV. It says Cairo quietly sought to convince Egyptians to accept the U-S recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, while publicly condemning the move. The New York Times has obtained...

Rocket was launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip

The rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel. This was reported by the press service of the Israeli army. "Some time ago, a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip over Israel," according to reports from the message. As the agency notes, this is...

Israeli parliament passed a bill to strengthen control of Jerusalem

The Knesset passed a law amendment on the 2nd to strengthen control over Jerusalem. Under this amendment, any change in the future of the Israeli government over the status of Jerusalem must be supported by more than two-thirds of the parliament's members. This raised the threshold...

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