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Palestine urges Argentina to execute soccer match in Jerusalem 0

Palestine urges Argentina to execute soccer match in Jerusalem

The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) has urged Argentina to cancel a friendly football match against Israel, scheduled to be played in Jerusalem next month. In letters sent to the Argentine Football Association, the South American Football Confederation and football’s world governing body FIFA on Monday, Jibril Rajoub protested the choice of venue. Rajoub accused Israel of « politicising sport » by hosting…

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Divided Jerusalem

Palestinians in Jerusalem make up close to 40 percent of the city’s population. They are required to pay taxes to the Israeli-controlled Jerusalem municipality like any inhabitant of the city. But Israel deliberately avoids investing in infrastructure and services in East Jerusalem. Only 10 percent of the Jerusalem municipality’s budget goes to public spending in…

Tensions upward thrust ahead of US embassy opening in Jerusalem 0

Tensions upward thrust ahead of US embassy opening in Jerusalem

A US delegation has flown to Israel amid rising tensions ahead of planned protests against the controversial move of the American embassy to Jerusalem and ralllies calling for the Palestinians’ right of return to the homes from which they were expelled from in 1948. Several US officials, joined by President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and…

‘What I saw in Jerusalem’ 0

‘What I saw in Jerusalem’

Of all the places I have wanted to visit, Palestine has always been at the top of the list. So when I got an opportunity to go there on reporting assignment, I was beyond excited. But that initial enthusiasm soon gave way to doubt and worry. I had heard horror stories about Israeli security checks…

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‘US Embassy’ boulevard indicators appear in Jerusalem

‘US Embassy’ road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday ahead of next week’s opening of the mission in the city. The signs, in English, Hebrew and Arabic, were installed by workmen close to the south Jerusalem location of a US consulate building that will be repurposed as the embassy when it is officially relocated…

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Guatemala’s president announces embassy transfer to Jerusalem in Could also honest

Guatemala’s president has announced that he will move his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, two days after the United States will do so. Speaking on Monday at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee ((AIPAC) conference in Washington DC, Jimmy Morales said that the embassy move « strongly evidences Guatemala’s continued support…

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God and Caesar clashing in Jerusalem

If truth be told, I have never particularly liked the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. As an Armenian who hails from Jordan and who struggles with his faith, I do agree with most Christians that this church is the site of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus (hence its name in Arabic…

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US to open Jerusalem embassy ‘in Would possibly maybe fair 2018’

Trump administration officials say the new US embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence. Speaking on condition of anonymity, Trump administration officials told the Associated Press news agency that Congress would be notified of the move on Friday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is reportedly…

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Trump: Worldwide locations against Jerusalem journey are enemies

US President Donald Trump used his first State of the Union address on Tuesday to describe countries which voted against his move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as « enemies of America ». Trump’s announcement on December 6, which included a decision to move the US embassy to the Holy City from Tel Aviv, was internationally condemned.…

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Mike Pence: US embassy to originate in Jerusalem in 2019

The American embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of next year, US Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli parliamentarians to enthusiastic applause. Greeted by a standing ovation on Monday inside the Knesset, Pence’s speech was in its introductory phase when a scuffle broke out as Palestinian lawmakers from the Joint…