Category: Israel

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In his get phrases: Erdogan on Jerusalem, Israel and US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said an upcoming summit of Muslim leaders will mark a “turning point” in the response to a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A strong supporter of the Palestinian cause, Erdogan called Wednesday’s extraordinary meeting in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, under the auspices of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.…

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Madden as ‘Right here’s Bahrain’ delegation visits Israel

A Bahraini delegation’s visit to Israel amid ongoing controversy over the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise the city as Israel’s capital has sparked anger on social media. The interfaith “This is Bahrain” civil society group defended its move on Monday, a day after its visit was reported, as a gesture of…

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Bahraini delegation visits Israel

Amid ongoing controversy over the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, a Bahraini delegation has arrived in Israel to “send a message of peace”, according to media reports. A report in the Times of Israel on Sunday said the visit indicated a warming of ties between the two countries, which do not maintain…

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Why Jerusalem is now not the capital of Israel

US President Donald Trump is expected to call Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Wednesday and begin the process moving his country’s embassy to the city, according to senior US officials.  The move has sparked global condemnation from world leaders who urged Trump to reconsider the decision.  Israel occupied East Jerusalem at the end of the…

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Lebanese actor arrested for ‘participating’ with Israel

Prominent Lebanese actor and playwright Ziad Itani has been arrested for allegedly “collaborating with the Israeli enemy” in plots targeting political leaders in the country. Lebanon’s State Security Forces said on Friday the charges centre on Itani’s alleged help in Israeli plans to assassinate current and former Lebanese officials, as well as efforts to normalise relations…

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Israel, a strategy of taking into account

How many states will it take to resolve the conflict over Palestine? Deceit and conceit were on full display at the Chatham House earlier this month, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dropped in for a chat. He was visiting London to celebrate 100 years of the Balfour Declaration, in which colonial Britain promised a…

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Rwanda also can take hang of 10,000 refugees from Israel: Minister

The foreign affairs minister of Rwanda has confirmed the country is in negotiations with Israel to take in as many as 10,000 African asylum seekers, according to a local Rwandan newspaper. In an interview with The New Times, Louise Mushikiwabo said the two countries have yet to reach an agreement on how many asylum seekers currently…