Category: Jerusalem

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1000’s rally in Jakarta in opposition to US Jerusalem pass

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied outside the US embassy in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, against President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Sunday’s protest was the fourth and largest mass rally in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim nation, since Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem’s status on December 6.  An estimated 80,000 protesters called…

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5 key trends since Trump’s Jerusalem pass

Violence, protests and arrests have followed US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump made the announcement on December 6 and said the US would begin the process of moving its embassy to the city from Tel Aviv.  The decision broke with decades of US policy on Jerusalem.  The international…

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Protests held across world against US Jerusalem transfer

Thousands of people are protesting in the occupied Palestinian territories and across the world over the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. More than a week after US President Donald Trump announced the decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, anger among Palestinians and their supporters continues to grow.…

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Qatar calls on US to reverse Jerusalem transfer

Qatar has called on the United States to reverse its decision recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Foreign ministry spokesperson Lulwa Al Khater said on Wednesday that Qatar denounces US President Donald Trump’s move and warns the international community of its consequences. International forums have already rejected Trump’s position, Al Khater said. On Wednesday, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s…

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Muslim leaders reject Trump’s resolution on Jerusalem

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has rejected the United States’ decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the group’s secretary general announced.  Yousef al-Othaimeen, speaking on Wednesday at the opening of an OIC summit in Istanbul, urged Muslim leaders to work together to present a united response to the move. “The OIC rejects…

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Is Jordan paying the worth for Jerusalem criticism?

Arab states have put pressure on Jordan to accept the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and a heavily stripped-down version of the Palestinian state, Jordanian politicians and analysts say. Member of Parliament Wafa Bani Mustafa told Al Jazeera the two main antagonists are the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, where…

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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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India’s deafening silence after Trump’s Jerusalem shift

India’s two-sentence response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week elicited mixed reactions after New Delhi for decades strongly backed the Palestinian cause. The static statement to a dynamic situation was described by some as muted, others as pragmatic, and still others alleging it imbibes the anti-Muslim right-wing consensus of the…

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Abbas snubs US Vice President Pence over Jerusalem switch

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet US Vice President Mike Pence during the latter’s visit to the region this month, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has said. The snub over the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital came after Egypt’s Coptic Church on Saturday also cancelled an upcoming meeting with Pence in protest…

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Egypt: Coptic pope cancels Pence meeting over Jerusalem

The leader of Egypt’s Coptic Church has cancelled an upcoming meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence, protesting against Washington’s move to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The move by Pope Tawadros II on Saturday came a day after Palestinian leaders also said that Pence, who is scheduled to visit the region later this month, was…