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  • Waxwork Donald Trump paraded outside new US embassy in London

    01/13/2018 10:26:01 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 49 replies
    SkyNews ^ | January 12, 2018 | Aubrey Allegretti
    A Madame Tussauds waxwork figure of the US President was paraded outside the future home of American diplomats in Britain in a stunt on Friday morning. It came after Mr Trump cancelled plans to open the building in Nine Elms, south London...
  • TWITTER: Trump cancels London trip (Protesting Embassy “deal”)

    01/12/2018 2:47:11 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 37 replies ^ | 12 Jan 2018 |
    Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
  • Washington renames Russian embassy street after slain opposition MP

    01/11/2018 12:17:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | 10 January 2018 | bbc
    Washington DC has renamed the street the Russian embassy sits on after a murdered Russian opposition politician. The city council voted to rename the street outside Russia's embassy complex after Boris Nemtsov, who was shot outside the Kremlin in 2015.
  • 'The Diplomat Hotel was sold to the US'

    12/25/2017 3:16:57 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/17
    About 500 elderly immigrants live in the Diplomat Hotel in southeast Jerusalem, where the US Embassy is expected to move. MK Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union), who initiated a discussion on the matter at the Knesset Absorption Committee, said that the American administration recently bought the hotel building. According to her, there are about 500 elderly immigrants living at the hotel and every four years, they are asked to sign a new lease. "Now they have been informed that the place is being sold to the US government and that in the next two years the site will be evacuated from...
  • Guatemala follows in Trump's footsteps, announces embassy move to Jerusalem

    12/24/2017 6:43:13 PM PST · by familyop · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2017 | Fox News
    Less than a month after President Trump announced the U.S. would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Guatemala became the first nation to follow his lead, announcing on Christmas Eve that it would move its embassy as well...No other country has their embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move.
  • President Trump just 'withdrew' the United States aids from UN...

    12/23/2017 11:13:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | 22/12/17
    ...we put our embassy wherever we want.
  • Hamas leader calls for 'day of blood'

    12/22/2017 12:44:24 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Thursday urged Palestinian Arabs to turn Friday into a “day of blood” and clash with Israeli security forces in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israeli public broadcaster Kan reported. Sinwar’s call came in a televised speech on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV, according to the report. In the address, he could be heard calling on Palestinian Arabs in Judea and Samaria to arrive at the friction points with IDF soldiers on Friday in an attempt to set the area on fire, saying the organization feels the “Palestinian uprising” is fading....
  • Parliamentarians request transfer of Guatemalan embassy

    12/11/2017 12:08:45 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    Ten Guatemalan parliamentarians signed a letter to the president of Guatemala in which they requested to transfer their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Israel Hayom. The letter was also reportedly given to MK Haim Yellin (Yesh Atid), who visited the Guatemalan parliament last week with MK Yifat Shasha-Biton (Kulanu). The letter joins yesterday's report that Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel said Guatemala supports President Trump's statement ...
  • Canada doesn't support Trump on Jerusalem

    12/07/2017 10:52:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 12/08/17 05:36 | Dalit Halevi
    Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, refrained on Wednesday from supporting U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, but also did not harshly criticize the move as other countries had done. “Canada is a steadfast ally and friend of Israel and friend to the Palestinian people. Canada’s longstanding position is that the status of Jerusalem can be resolved only as part of a general settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute,” she said in a statement. “We are strongly committed to the goal of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East,...
  • Amir Tsarfati discusses the Trump announcement on Jerusalem

    12/07/2017 5:53:47 PM PST · by firebrand · 4 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Dec. 7, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    A nice long discussion of the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Interestingly, Amir says the waiver was signed. (Looks like even the New York Times didn't know that. They say he WILL sign it.) More interesting stuff about Turkey, a clarification of recent events, and lots of good words about our president. Enjoy your early Christmas present!
  • Czech President hints: We could move embassy to Jerusalem

    12/07/2017 4:14:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    INN ^ | 12/08/17 00:03 | Ben Ariel
    Czech President Milos Zeman hinted on Thursday that his country could follow the United States and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “sooner or later”. “[President] Trump’s decision makes me happy because when I visited Israel four years ago, I said that I would like to transfer the embassy, and that if that happens, we will be the first to do so,” said the Czech president in a television interview. He added that “every country has the right to decide which city will serve as its capital, and by the same token, every country has the right to...
  • What Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem Means for Israel and the Middle East

    12/07/2017 2:57:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 6, 2017 | James Phillips
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday kept his campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and ordered the State Department to make plans to eventually move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. The long-delayed, symbolic move addressed a historic injustice: Israel is the only country in the world not allowed to choose its own capital. Trump also exercised America’s sovereign right to recognize the capital of a close ally and choose the location of its own embassy. In recent years, the refusal of many nations to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has become an integral part of the international...
  • Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, forge ahead with moving US Embassy

    12/05/2017 8:10:42 PM PST · by Lera · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/5/17 | Alex Pappas
    President Trump on Wednesday will order the State Department to begin moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, senior administration officials said, a move that fulfills a campaign promise made to religious conservatives but one that could inflame tensions across the Middle East. In his announcement, Trump will say that the U.S. government recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. One official described it as an "honest" acknowledgement of a "seven-decade old fact." “While President Trump recognizes that the status of Jerusalem is a highly sensitive issue, he does not think it will be resolved by...
  • ...Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital...despite...fury from the Pope, the UK,...

    12/06/2017 7:12:49 AM PST · by familyop · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK, Britain) ^ | 05DEC17 | Associated Press and David Martosko, US POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    In the UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she would challenge the country's closest ally. 'I'm intending to speak to President Trump about this matter,' May told MPs. 'Our position has not changed, it has been a long standing one and it is also a very clear one. 'It is that the status of Jerusalem should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and Jerusalem should ultimately form a shared capital between the Israeli and Palestinian states.'
  • Palestinians say Trump told Abbas he intends to move US embassy to Jerusalem

    12/05/2017 10:11:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/05/2017 | By Andrew Carey, Kevin Liptak and Nicole Gaouette
    President Donald Trump outlined his intentions to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in a call with President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday according to Palestinian Authority spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh. The Palestinians said that Abbas warned Trump in the call against the dangers of such a step and added that he would continue reaching out to world leaders to prevent it from happening. Neither the White House nor the Palestinians offered details on the timing of an embassy move, which previous administrations have delayed indefinitely. Despite strong pushback from US allies and concerns about the safety of US military...
  • EU urges caution in US Jerusalem decision

    12/05/2017 2:07:26 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17
    (AFP) - The European Union warned on Tuesday of possible "serious repercussions" if United States President Donald Trump decides to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the US embassy there. EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini's office said, in a statement, that "any decision or unilateral action affecting Jerusalem's status" might have "serious repercussions on public opinion in large parts of the world." It added, "The focus should therefore remain on the efforts to restart the peace process and avoiding any action that would undermine such efforts." ....
  • Embassy waiver lapses - is embassy move underway?

    12/04/2017 11:56:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    The security waiver used by every president since Bill Clinton to avoid implementation of a 1995 law requiring the US embassy in Israel be relocated to the capital city of Jerusalem lapsed Monday night amid speculation President Donald Trump could officially recognize the city as Israel’s capital or even announce an embassy move as early as this week. .....
  • Turkey warns US of 'major catastrophe' if Trump moves embassy

    12/04/2017 7:24:33 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 67 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    The Turkish government has warned the US that it could spark a “major catastrophe” if President Trump follows through on his 2016 campaign promise to relocate the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The warning was made Monday during a press conference held by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag. During the televised statement, Bozdag warned the US against either relocating its embassy or even recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, claiming that any change in the status quo could cause a “catastrophe”. "If the status of Jerusalem is changed and another step is taken... that would be a major catastrophe.”...
  • White House Considering Plan for Relocating Embassy in Israel

    11/30/2017 1:41:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/30/17 | Felicia Schwartz and Andrew Ackerman
    The Trump administration is considering a plan to formally recognize Jerusalem as the “undivided” capital of Israel and to move the U.S. Embassy there in the future, U.S. officials said, steps that could trigger Palestinian protests and imperil the restart of a long-stalled peace process. The Trump administration has begun notifying U.S. embassies overseas about the plan so envoys can inform their host governments and prepare for possible protests. Officials said the plans weren’t final, however, and the U.S. was working through additional legal and policy considerations. A formal announcement could come as early as next week, the officials said....
  • Hosting Proms and Selling Cows: North Korean Embassies Scrounge for Cash

    10/08/2017 7:28:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | OCT. 7, 2017 | DAVID SEGAL
    Hosting Proms and Selling Cows: North Korean Embassies Scrounge for Cash By DAVID SEGAL OCT. 7, 2017 SOFIA, Bulgaria — While the embassies of most countries promote the interests of companies back home, North Korea’s are in business for themselves. A series of tough sanctions by the United Nations and an executive order recently signed by President Trump have sought to economically isolate the nuclear-armed regime of Kim Jong-un. But Pyongyang has held on to an array of profit-making ventures, some of which operate in the roughly 40 embassies of the hermit kingdom. Many of these enterprises are hard to...