Palestine recalls US envoy regarding Jerusalem

“I have decided that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.” Trump’s announcement, made on Wednesday, has ignited protests from the international community.Many countries have warned that the US’s unilateral move dangerous and could destroy the peace efforts being brokered by the US. Jerusalem – a tenacious problem of global politics Over the past 70 years, a two-state solution has been the international community’s first answer to the Israel-Palestine conflict over territory. On November 29th, 1947, the…... [read more]

The United States on Monday vetoed a draft UN resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, after all 14 other Security Council members backed the measure.The veto cast by U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley highlighted Washington's isolation over Trump's announcement that the U.S. embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively ignoring Palestinian claims on the city.Soon after the clash at the top UN body, the White House announced that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was delaying a trip to the Middle East planned for this week.Trump's December 6 decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital broke…... [read more]

UNITED NATIONS, United States — The US on Monday vetoed a draft UN resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, after all 14 other Security Council members backed the measure. The veto cast by US Ambassador Nikki Haley highlighted Washington’s isolation over Trump’s announcement that the US embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, effectively ignoring Palestinian claims on the city. Soon after the clash at the top UN body, the White House announced that US Vice President Mike Pence was delaying a trip to the Middle East planned for this week. Trump’s…... [read more]

The Palestinian administration chooses non-violent measures to address Palestine-Israel disputes, Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama told reporters in Hanoi on December 19. Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama Palestine is uniting its forces and political organisations to seek a common voice on the issue, he said.The Palestinian Ambassador affirmed the national rights and human rights of Palestine, saying that they have been political and legal realities for long according to international law.The US’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel does not represent the opinion of the international community, Salama said, reiterating that Jerusalem is an inseparable part…... [read more]

President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy on Wednesday and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, effectively taking sides in one of the thorniest issues in the Mideast dispute and upsetting Washington's friends and foes alike.Trump announced his administration would begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a step expected to take years and one that his predecessors had avoided so as not to inflame tensions.The status of Jerusalem -- home to sites that are holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions -- is one of the biggest obstacles to reaching…... [read more]

Clashes have broken out since Trump announced his decision on Jerusalem. In East Jerusalem, at least 1,400 Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli security forces. Widespread demonstrationsIsraeli security forces have used tear gas and smoke grenades to disperse Palestinian demonstrators shouting slogans calling Jerusalem the eternal capital of Palestine. Tensions surged when an Israeli security guard was stabbed in East Jerusalem on Sunday. Thousands of protestors in Bethlehem city in the West Bank decried the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Demonstrations occurred not only in Muslim countries which sympathize with Palestine, but also among US allies.…... [read more]

Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has drawn sharp criticism, with the significant exception of Israel. Here are key reactions from around the world: Israel salutes 'historic' day  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Trump's recognition as "historic" and a "courageous and just decision". Netanyahu also pledged no change to the status quo at Jerusalem's highly sensitive holy sites in the city, sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims. No longer a peace broker Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said the U.S. could no longer play the role of peace broker after Trump's decision. "These deplorable and unacceptable measures…... [read more]

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem's main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Four days of street protests in the Palestinian territories over Trump's announcement on Wednesday have largely died down, but his overturning of long-standing U.S. policy on Jerusalem -- a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians -- drew more Arab warnings of potential damage to prospects for Middle East peace. "Our hope is that everything is calming down and that we are returning to…... [read more]

U.S. President Donald Trump would effectively be making a declaration of war if he recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinians’ chief representative to Britain said on Wednesday. “If he says what he is intending to say about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, it means a kiss of death to the two state solution,” Manuel Hassassian said in a BBC radio interview. “He is declaring war in the Middle East, he is declaring war against 1.5 billion Muslims (and) hundreds of millions of Christians that are not going to accept the holy shrines to be totally under the hegemony…... [read more]

JAKARTA, Dec 11 -- Hardline Muslim groups in Indonesia burned photos of U.S. President Donald Trump, as well as U.S. and Israeli flags, on Monday during a protest outside the U.S. embassy against Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, has joined a global chorus of condemnation of Trump’s controversial move on Israel, which they say threatens security and stability in the Middle East and the world.The status of Jerusalem, a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians, is one of the thorniest barriers to a lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace.Jerusalem's eastern…... [read more]




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