Tag: Jerusalem

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 […]

Trump accepts new Jewish town

US President Donald Trump has accepted the construction of a new town for the former residents of Amona in Judea and Samaria, the Jerusalem Post reported. A senior Trump Administration official told the Post that the administration considers the new town to be an exception to its request that Israel “hold off” on construction in […]

Mike Pence revived talk of moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday revived talk of the possibility the United States may move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, saying President Donald Trump was seriously considering the matter. During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Trump’s team spoke often about moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. But since taking office, the […]

Mike Pence revived talk of moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday revived talk of the possibility the United States may move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, saying President Donald Trump was seriously considering the matter. During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Trump’s team spoke often about moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. But since taking office, the […]

Iran Attempting to Set Up Proxy Front in Syria to Threaten Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports: Labor MP Joan Ryan said that Iran is attempting to pose a new threat on Israel by funding Hezbollah terrorists and creating a “second front in southern Syria with which to threaten Israel.” The British parliament member made the comment about Iran’s on-going aggression against Israel as part of a parliamentary debate […]

First Step to Armageddon

Invasion of Jerusalem by the International Forces by Irvin Baxter UN Security Council Resolution 2334 – December 23, 2016 “1. Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to […]