Tag: Jerusalem

Turning tide in UNESCO

In yet another outrageous decision that comes as no surprise to those familiar with the workings of the United Nations, UNESCO the international body’s premier cultural agency passed a resolution on Tuesday indicating that Israel has no legal or historical rights anywhere in Jerusalem. Luminaries of ethical behavior and historical accuracy such as Egypt, Lebanon, […]

Israel to UNESCO: Reject fake history on Jerusalem

Israel urged UNESCO’s 58-member Executive Board not to promote “fake” history by approving on Tuesday a Palestinian-backed resolution that rejects Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. “Tomorrow, even as we celebrate, UNESCO will be voting against Israel’s right to sovereignty in its capital city, Jerusalem,” said Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely ahead of the vote which is […]

Trump will continue talking to Benjamin Netanyahu about settlements

 President Donald Trump will continue to talk to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Israeli settlement activity, the White House said on Monday following reports that Israel plans to build 15,000 new settlement homes in east Jerusalem. “I’m sure that we’ll continue to have conversations with the prime minister and … that’ll be something that […]

A Month of Prophecy | Prophecy Update

On May 3rd, President Trump will host Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the White House. On May 15th, America’s new ambassador to Israel David Friedman will arrive in Jerusalem and present his credentials to President Rivlin the following day. Then on May 22nd, Trump will arrive in Israel and will stay until the 23rd. […]

Jordanian official: US can move embassy to west Jerusalem

A former Jordanian Minister of Culture wrote in a controversial op-ed article for a leading Amman newspaper that there is no need for Arabs to oppose the potential move of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to west Jerusalem, according to a report by Algemeiner. Writing for the government daily newspaper Al Rai, […]

The great embassy race: US and Russia elbowing each other, eyeing Jerusalem

Last week witnessed two threshold events that signaled a profound change in the Middle East: the Trump administration’s cruise missile strike on a Syrian air base in retaliation for Assad’s latest nerve gas attack on civilians, and Russia’s surprise recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Both dramatic events took the world by surprise, representing nearly […]

Russia recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Russia on Thursday publicly recognized West Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. The announcement was made in a statement by Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that addressed the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In the statement, Moscow reaffirmed its “support for the two-state solution” while acknowledging that East Jerusalem should be the capital of the future Palestinian state. “We […]

MK Glick: Put an end to the wild west in Jerusalem

MK Yehuda Glick (Likud) toured several neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem Wednesday, and spoke with Arutz Sheva about the disturbing situation he encountered. “I visited Qalandiya, Shuafat, Jabel Mukaber – and everywhere there is no law or judge. There is disregard for the law. They build high-rise towers through illegal construction without paying property tax. “The […]

Trump, Pence boost hopes to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have boosted speculation for big cuts to U.S. contributions to the United Nations and moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by meeting with a prominent group that promotes both causes. Late last Friday, leaders from Christians United for Israel, including Pastor John C. Hagee and Gary […]

Arab states to UNESCO: Reject Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem

Arab states plan to contest Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem at the upcoming UNESCO Executive Board meeting in Paris, according to a draft text obtained by Israeli officials. The resolution, due for a vote on May 1, states: “any action taken by Israel, the Occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction, and administration on […]