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  • Trump Is Right: Jerusalem Is Israel’s Capital. Now Let’s Divide It.

    12/14/2017 4:36:51 PM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | December 10, 2017 | Benyamin Moalem
    President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last week was met with a predictably mixed response. There was celebration across the political spectrum in Israel, protests among Palestinians and the rest of the Middle East and reactions ranging from concern to opposition throughout much of the rest of the world. But far too much significance is being given to the president’s announcement. Jerusalem has been Israel’s capital since before 1967 and all three branches of the Israeli government sit there. And, while Israelis should be happy that they are no longer treated differently than the rest of...
  • Hamas: We will liberate 'occupied Tel Aviv'

    12/13/2017 9:04:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 12/14/17 06:05 | Dalit Halevi
    The Hamas terrorist organization declared on Wednesday that “Al-Quds [in its entirety] is the eternal capital of Palestine, not its eastern or western part, and is an Arabic Islamic city.” The statement, released in honor of the 30th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, is in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel will not cancel the right of the Palestinian national and religious people to the city, and Al-Quds will remain an Arab Islamic state, Hamas stressed. The terrorist group further stressed that...
  • Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator

    12/13/2017 5:08:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 3:37 PM EST | Karin Laub and Zeynep Bilginsoy
    Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump administration’s much-anticipated effort to hammer out an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. At a summit in Turkey, Arab and Muslim leaders “rejected and condemned” President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — the trigger for Abbas’ sharp policy pivot — but stopped short of backing his more combative approach toward Washington. A possible Palestinian refusal to engage with the U.S. and growing backlash against Trump’s shift on...
  • The Real Palestinian Response to Trump's Jerusalem Speech

    12/13/2017 10:24:52 AM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | December 7, 2017 | Bassam Tawil
    A short three hours after US President Donald Trump phoned Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to inform him of his intention to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a number of Palestinian photojournalists received a phone call from Bethlehem. The callers were Palestinian "activists," who invited the photographers to come to the city to document an "important event." When the photographers arrived, they discovered that the "important event" was a handful of Palestinian "activists" who wanted to burn posters of Trump in front of the cameras. The "activists" waited patiently as the photojournalists and cameramen set...
  • EU rebuffs idea of recognizing Jerusalem as Netanyahu visits

    12/11/2017 9:36:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2017 10:49 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital met with widespread condemnation and triggered clashes in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu, making the first official visit by an Israeli premier to the EU’s Brussels headquarters in 22 years, told reporters that recognizing Jerusalem merely stated the reality on the ground. He said he expected many European countries to follow Trump’s lead. But EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who chaired talks between Netanyahu and EU...
  • EU Foreign Minister 'strongly condemns attacks on Jews'

    12/11/2017 12:15:15 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    "I strongly condemn any attack on Jews anywhere in the world and on Israeli citizens," the EU foreign minister said...
  • EU: J'lem the capital of two states

    12/11/2017 12:05:28 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    ..... "We will continue not to decide on the status of Jerusalem until it is determined in negotiations."
  • 'Unfortunate PA chooses to miss yet another opportunity'

    12/10/2017 1:46:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/17 | David Rosenberg
    The Trump administration chastised the Palestinian Authority on Sunday, expressed regret that PA leaders would not meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming visit to Israel this month, following President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week and plans to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Ahead of President Trump’s declaration Wednesday, the Palestinian Authority warned that such a move would mark the end of any hopes for a negotiated settlement between Israel and the PA during the Trump administration. Following Trump’s statement last week, the PA announced that Vice President Mike Pence,...
  • 2017 12 10 John Haller's Prophecy Update "That Thing About Jerusalem"

    12/10/2017 11:25:12 AM PST · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 12/10/17 | John Haller
    In a week that concerns over Jerusalem dominated the news, today's update focuses largely on .... Jerusalem.
  • Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

    12/09/2017 7:42:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 9, 2017 9:21 PM EST | Hamza Hendawi
    Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling it a “grave” development that puts Washington on the same side as “occupation” and the violation of international law. In a resolution long on rhetoric but short on concrete actions, the ministers also called for the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning Trump’s decision, but acknowledged that Washington would most likely veto it. If the U.S. vetoes the resolution, the Arabs would seek a similar resolution in the U.N. General Assembly, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki...
  • Swiss government: Trump’s Jerusalem policy is an 'obstacle to peace'

    12/09/2017 10:20:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 8 December 2017 10:03 CET+01:00
    The recognition by the US of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is “an obstacle to a fair and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians based on a negotiated two-state solution”, the Swiss government said. Reacting to US President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday, the Swiss foreign office said any solution in the Middle East must be based on “a comprehensive negotiated agreement on the final status of Jerusalem that respects the rights and aspirations of all interested parties”. “Switzerland does not recognize the authority of Israel beyond the 1967 borders and will work towards the establishment of a viable,...
  • Erdogan calls for Muslims to protest calmly and democratically

    12/09/2017 8:05:21 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/17
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for calm and told Muslims protesting US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem to act in a democratic and lawful fashion. However, Erdogan also called Israel an "occupying state that usurped Palestinians' lands since 1967 with no regard to law or morality," and claimed Jerusalem was ...
  • Palestinian ‘day of rage’ protests turn deadly

    12/08/2017 7:47:51 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 08, 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    One protester was killed and 100 were wounded Friday during a “day of rage” in the West Bank, Gaza and in East Jerusalem, as Palestinians railed against President Trump’s recognition of the ancient city as Israel’s capital, according to reports. The dead man was felled by Israeli fire in Gaza, while others were injured from tear gas inhalation and rubber bullets, Palestinian officials say. As Friday prayers ended at the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, worshippers made their way toward the Old City and chanted: “Jerusalem is ours, Jerusalem is our capital” and “We don’t need empty words, we need...
  • Nasrallah: Trump humiliated 1.5 billion Muslims [Hezbollah leader]

    12/07/2017 11:03:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    INN ^ | 12/08/17 04:43 | Ben Ariel
    Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “We feel that we are facing Balfour Declaration 2,” Nasrallah said. “When we understand the dangers involved in this decision, it will prompt everyone to act and take responsibility — and not to obey the voices that will be heard in the coming days. I expect that we will hear voices in the Arab and Islamic world that will say that what happened is meaningless.” […] Nasrallah claimed that, with Trump’s declaration, “he humiliated a billion and a half Muslims,...
  • 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,...
  • Dutch politician blames Trump for anti-Semitic Amsterdam attack

    12/07/2017 4:06:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 12/07/2017 22:19
    A major coalition party in the Netherlands blamed President Donald Trump for an assault against a kosher restaurant by a man carrying a Palestinian Authority flag. A spokesperson for the left-leaning Democrats 66 party made the accusation Thursday, hours after the assault on the HaCarmel restaurant, which some see as a reaction to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital on Wednesday. Reinier van Dantzig, who heads the party’s faction on the Amsterdam city council, wrote on Twitter: “How awful that this happened. It shows how thoughtless statements by the leader of the free world have direct consequences. Let us...
  • 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...
  • Merkel Condemns Trump Decision on Jerusalem, Pushes Two-State Solution

    12/06/2017 9:02:07 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-06-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's official capital and his announcement that he would move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to that city has not only sparked outrage in the Middle East but also in Europe. One European leader who has condemned Trump's announcement is Angela Merkel, the German chancellor. Although you'd expect her to tread extremely carefully when talking about the Jewish nation-state -- considering her country's horrible record regarding the treatment of Jews -- nothing could be further from the truth. "The federal government doesn't understand this decision because the status of Jerusalem must be negotiated...
  • Germany warns US against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    12/05/2017 10:54:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 119 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.05.2017 | amp, ls/se (AP, dpa, Reuters)
    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday warned the US about the dangers of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel does not calm a conflict; rather, it fuels it even more,” Gabriel said. “It’s in everyone’s interest that this does not happen.” Despite widespread international opposition to the move, Trump is expected to recognize the city as Israel’s capital on Wednesday. A senior administration official speaking on the condition of anonymity told AFP news agency that the president would make the announcement during a speech slated for 1 p.m. local...
  • AP: FBI Sent Hamas Money in Clinton Days

    10/06/2003 2:32:53 PM PDT · by Dog · 157 replies · 769+ views
    AP: FBI Sent Hamas Money in Clinton Days JOHN SOLOMON Associated Press WASHINGTON - While President Clinton was trying to broker an elusive peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the FBI was secretly funneling money to suspected Hamas figures to see if the militant group would use it for terrorist attacks, according to interviews and court documents. The counterterrorism operation in 1998 and 1999 was run out of the FBI's Phoenix office in cooperation with Israeli intelligence and was approved by Attorney General Janet Reno, FBI officials told The Associated Press. Several thousand dollars in U.S. money was sent to suspected...