Tag: Jerusalem

‘We must establish our hold on Jerusalem’

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 Erdogan criticizes Israel, claims Jerusalem is under ‘occupation’

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 Slams ‘rights Violator’ Erdogan over Jerusalem Remarks

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 […]

US Lawmakers Call on State Department to Allow Listing of Jerusalem as Part of Israel on Passports

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 […]

Congress to Trump Admin: Recognize Jerusalem as Being Part of Israel

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 […]

Conference of Presidents blasts UNESCO

Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Wednesday condemned the latest decision by UNESCO’s Executive Board which denies Israel’s sovereignty over its capital, Jerusalem. The resolution, which passed Tuesday, declares that “all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered or purport to […]

Jerusalem mayor: UNESCO denial of Israeli sovereignty ‘absurd and political’

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Wednesday – supported by a cross-section of residents and visitors – uniformly condemned UNESCO’s most recent resolution attempting to sever Jewish ties to the capital of Israel. Noting that he led members of the organization’s delegation on a private tour of the City of David just weeks earlier to prove […]

Putin & Trump discuss Iranians on Israel’s border

Israel was seriously dismayed Wednesday, May 3, when first reports reached Jerusalem about the telephone conversation between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Tuesday, during which Trump agreed to consider Putin’s plan for “de-escalation zones” in Syria, in place of the American security zones proposal. The Russian president’s plan includes the posting of Iranian military officers […]

On Independence Day, UNESCO okays resolution denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem

The United Nation’s cultural body on Tuesday passed the latest in a series of resolutions that denies Israeli claims to Jerusalem, in a move both forcefully condemned by Israel and touted as a diplomatic feat due to the growing number of countries that opposed it. Submitted to UNESCO’s Executive Board by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, […]

PA welcomes anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

The Palestinian Authority (PA)’s bureau in charge of foreign affairs on Tuesday welcomed the resolution passed by the UN’s cultural agency, UNESCO, which denies Israel’s rights to Jerusalem. “We reiterate the single most important threat confronting Jerusalem and other important heritage sites in Palestine continues to be the Israeli occupation and its illegal practices, as […]