Tag: Jerusalem

Minister: Israel expects Trump to keep vow to move embassy to Jerusalem

“The government expects [US] President [Donald] Trump will meet his obligations to his voters and move the embassy to Jerusalem,” Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem on Monday. “We are not worried about the hysterical message the Palestinians are trying to spread” against the embassy […]

Arab League chief: Moving US embassy to Jerusalem would be explosive

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Thursday that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem would be explosive for the situation in the Middle East, Egypt’s state news MENA reported. Aboul Gheit also said that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict required a two-state solution, a day after the United States backed away from its commitment to […]

Benjamin Netanyahu turned to Foreign Ministry in concern over settlement law

Foreign Ministry document approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and obtained by The Jerusalem Post tells foreign capitals: “The [settlement regulation] law will be reviewed by the Supreme Court.” This finding reaffirms the widespread assumption that the premier was against the legislation that the Knesset passed on Monday, but acted to promote it out of […]

MK Zoabi offers to help ICC indict Benjamin Netanyahu over settlements law

Arab legislators and any citizen with democratic sensibilities should do what they can to encourage the International Criminal Court to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other leaders for violating international law with the settlement regulation law, MK Haneen Zoabi (Joint List) said this week. “We will take any action that can encourage the ICC […]

Israel’s Netanyahu says US embassy should be in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the American embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, injecting himself once again into a charged campaign trail promise of U.S. President Donald Trump. Netanyahu’s comments at his weekly Cabinet meeting appeared aimed at countering reports that Israel was concerned about the fallout […]

Trump: Too early to discuss moving US embassy to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that it is “too early” to talk about moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. “I don’t want to talk about it yet,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News. “It’s too early.”   Though once committed to quickly moving America’s embassy from Tel Aviv to […]

Iraqi cleric warns against US Embassy move to Jerusalem

Powerful Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has warned that any potential move of the US Embassy in Israel — as pledged by US President Donald Trump — would be a “declaration of war” against Islam. “Transferring the US Embassy to Jerusalem would be a public and more-explicit-than-ever declaration of war against Islam,” said the statement […]

Fatah Gunman: We May Return to ‘Armed Struggle’ If U.S. Moves Israel Embassy to Jerusalem

A former Fatah terrorist told Breitbart Jerusalem that the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Fatah’s so-called military wing, may return to “violence” if the United States follows up on its pledge to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Abu Mujahed, today an officer within the Palestinian Authority’s intelligence corps, said that Fatah operatives have […]

Moving US embassy to Jerusalem may be slipping down Trump’s agenda

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s team spoke often about moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But since taking office, the contentious issue has become more nuanced and may already be moving to the back burner. In a statement before a first post-inauguration phone call between Trump and the Israeli […]

‘Jerusalem mayor in talks with US officials over possible embassy move’

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat is in talks with White House officials about fulfilling US President Donald Trump’s pledge to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the capital, the mayor said on Monday. Noting that the US president plans on conducting hearings to discuss the contentious move, Barkat called Trump “a true friend of […]