Tag: Jerusalem

Jerusalem to remain united in ‘Deal of the Century’ – report

Jerusalem will remain united under mostly Israeli control with some responsibilities shared with a Palestinian state including the West Bank and Gaza, according to a purported draft copy of US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” peace plan for the Middle East published by the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV channel on Monday. The unconfirmed reported […]

Brazil opens trade office in Jerusalem, hailed as harbinger of embassy move

Brazil on Sunday officially opened a trade office in Jerusalem, a move that senior officials said was a harbinger of the South American country moving its embassy to the Israeli capital next year. At the event, Eduardo Bolsonaro, a senior lawmaker and the son of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, reiterated his government’s pledge to relocate […]

Gaza Christians banned from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem for Christmas

Israeli authorities have announced that Christians in the Gaza Strip would not be allowed to visit Bethlehem and Jerusalem for Christmas celebrations this December. Permit quotas for Palestinian Christians in Gaza were published by the Israeli military unit of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) on Thursday. The occupied West bank and […]

Jerusalem Embassy Move, Exit From Iran Deal Fueled Defiance Within Trump Cabinet, Nikki Haley Writes

The Trump administration was internally divided over three key Israel-related policy decisions — moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, leaving the Iran nuclear deal and cutting funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, writes in a new book. The book, With All Due Respect: […]

Kushner meets Blue and White heads seeking to unseat Netanyahu

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner and other top US officials met with Blue and White Party leaders Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid on Monday for the first time, amid efforts by the politicians to cobble together a ruling coalition. The sides discussed “the strong relationship and unbreakable alliance between the United States and Israel, […]

Top Rabbi in Israel: We Must Build the Third Temple

The former Rabbi of the Old City of Jerusalem and one of the leading rabbis in Israel today said in an interview: “we must do everything in our power to build the Temple”. Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl is an Israeli rabbi and Posek (a legal scholar who determines the position of Halakha (Jewish law)in cases of law where previous authorities are inconclusive, […]

AT THE UN, THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM IS ETERNALLY WAGED

At the United Nations, the diplomatic battle for a united Jerusalem is eternally waged on almost a monthly basis, whether it is in UN forums in Geneva, Paris or the UN headquarters in New York. The guns of the Six Day War fell silent 52 years ago. The scars of a once divided city have […]

‘DEAL OF THE CENTURY’ WILL NOT INCLUDE PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD

According to “The Washington Post,” comments from Kushner and other US officials suggest that “the plan does away with statehood as the starting premise of peace efforts.” The Trump administration’s peace plan, known as the “Deal of the Century” will reportedly include “practical proposals” for improving the lives of Palestinians, but it will probably stop […]

POLICE TO DEPLOY THOUSANDS OF OFFICERS IN JERUSALEM FOR PASSOVER HOLIDAY

On the last day of the holiday, again, police will increase security near the Western Wall. Then, on the Shabbat after yom tov, police will again be called on to secure the Holy Fire Ceremony. More than 3,000 police officers will be deployed across the country, with a focus on Jerusalem, in preparation for and […]

Romania Will Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Romania presidency shatters EU line on Jerusalem Romania will move its embassy to Jerusalem, its prime minister has said, shattering the EU line on the Arab-Israeli conflict while the country holds the EU rotating presidency. “I am pleased to announce today to the AIPAC audience that … I, as prime minister of Romania, and the […]