In 1980, Israel officially annexed east Jerusalem declaring united Jerusalem to be the undivided and eternal capital of the Jewish people.
Abbas met Trump in Washington in early May for their first face-to-face talks. According to Haaretz, Abbas urged Trump at the time to restart peace talks under the 2008 offer made by Olmert.
US President Donald Trump landed in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, shortly after taking the presidential helicopter Marine One from Ben-Gurion Airport to the capital. Trump was due to hold a bilateral meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin after arriving in Jerusalem. Trump’s schedule for the day included a visit at the Western Wall and a […]
“Everyone is convinced that the president of the United States wants to act effectively for peace,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Sunday at a press conference in Amman, alongside Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat. “The three of us felt a genuine commitment by Trump to resolve the conflict,” […]
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted Sunday that Israel may not want the U.S. Embassy to move to Jerusalem if that could harm peace process prospects, but Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quickly rejected any such suggestion. “Israel’s position has been stated many times to the American administration and to the world,” Netanyahu said in […]
Housing and Construction Minister Maj. Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant addressed the opening of the “Touching the Moment” exhibition at the Davidson Center in Jerusalem this afternoon (Monday), to strengthen the city’s status. “Jerusalem for the Jewish people is not ‘another place.’ The entire world looks to Jerusalem because the deepest and most fundamental values of […]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked anger from Israel on Monday with a string of critical remarks — including his claim that Jerusalem remains under Israeli “occupation.” “Both in terms of our religion and historical responsibility, Al-Quds and the fight of our Palestinian brothers for rights and justice is of great importance to us. We […]
Israel lashed out at “serial human rights violator” Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the Turkish president on Monday accused the Jewish state of apartheid practices in seeking to infringe Muslim practices. “Whoever systematically violates human rights in their own country should not preach morality to the only true democracy in the region,” said Israeli foreign ministry […]
Dozens of members of Congress have signed a letter urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to reverse the longstanding US policy of not allowing Americans to list Jerusalem as part of Israel on the birthplace section in passports. “We write to urge you to revise the State Department’s policy regarding the birthplace designation on passports […]
A delegation of more than 50 members of Congress is calling on the Trump administration to reverse a longstanding policy that prohibits Americans born in Jerusalem from listing Israel as their birthplace on official documents, according to a letter sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Congress has […]