Tag: Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu Is Questioned a Second Time on Corruption Suspicions

JERUSALEM — Expensive cigars for him and pink Champagne for her? On Thursday evening, for the second time this week, investigators grilled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at his official residence as a suspect in an investigation into possible corruption, the details of which have largely been kept under wraps. The police said in […]

Cruz pushes to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Republican Senator Ted Cruz submitted a bill proposal to the new US Congress on its very first day calling for the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal and undivided capital and to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Texan senator’s bill, which was also sponsored by Florida Senator Marco Rubio […]

Moving Embassy to Jerusalem Could ‘Needlessly’ Put Diplomats, Troops ‘in Harm’s Way’

Moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could endanger U.S. diplomats and Marine guards there and elsewhere in the region – “and needlessly so” –  State Department spokesman John Kirby warned Wednesday. He said the Obama administration, like previous ones, believes relocating the embassy “is not a good idea.” “It’s not […]

GOP senators offer bill to move US Embassy to Jerusalem

Three GOP senators on Tuesday unveiled legislation that would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital and move the U.S. Embassy to that city from Tel Aviv. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Dean Heller (Nev.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act shortly after being sworn in to the new 115th Congress. […]

No veto: UN Security Council adopts anti-settlement resolution; U.S. abstains

U.S. didn’t veto the resolution because it’s consistent with U.S. policy, Samantha Power says; Trump: ‘Things will be different after Jan. 20’; Palestinian envoy: This is a step toward healing 70-year wound.   Read More: No veto: UN Security Council adopts anti-settlement resolution; U.S. abstains – Israel News – Haaretz.com

UN resolution is one of dozens of rebukes against Israel in 2016

he latest United Nations Security Council vote, which is not just about Israeli settlements but also challenges Israel’s claim to parts of the Old City of Jerusalem among other sites sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, is just one of dozens of anti-Israel measures passed by the world body in 2016. The U.N. General Assembly […]

Trump: We’ll get peace deal done despite UN vote

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Saturday night that the UN Security Council vote demanding Israel halt construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem would make a peace deal “much harder,” but opined that such a deal could happen anyway. “The big loss yesterday for Israel in the United Nations will make it much harder […]

Jerusalem Mayor: Jerusalem not open for negotiation

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat expressed support for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s position vis a vis the U.S. this evening, requesting that the incoming administration articulate Israel’s position to the rest of the world. “They have always said in Israel, from Ben Gurion through Begin, that it does not matter what the nations do, it matters what […]

Palestinians ‘don’t care’ if US Embassy moves to Jerusalem

While much of the world expresses outrage that the US Embassy may relocate to Jerusalem under President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration, a cross-section of Palestinians outside the Old City’s Damascus Gate on Wednesday expressed overwhelming apathy. Indeed, more than two dozen Arab passersby of all ages entering or exiting the once volatile east Jerusalem entrance […]

Moving US embassy to Jerusalem could provoke violent ‘chaos’, experts warn

Donald Trump’s plan to move the Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be a “game changer”, according to diplomats, as senior Palestinian officials warn that the move could provoke regional violence. Criticised by international legal experts, analysts and former senior US officials, the proposal has heightened concern over what the president-elect’s policies would […]