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Turkish TV airs Egypt intelligence tapes on Jerusalem

A Turkey-based TV station has released audio recordings it said were of an Egyptian intelligence officer asking influential hosts in Egypt to persuade their viewers to accept a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The recordings in Arabic, aired by the Mekameleen TV network late on Sunday, were first reported on by the New York…

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Arab League goals to nullify Trump’s Jerusalem pass

Arab foreign ministers are calling for international recognition of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, aiming to nullify a controversial US decision on the holy city’s status. Ayman Safadi, the Jordanian foreign minister, hosted a committee of officials from Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Palestine in Amman on…

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Egypt hosts ‘recommended to convince viewers’ over Jerusalem

A report by the New York Times has said that while Egypt’s government was publicly condemning a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a state intelligence officer was asking influential TV hosts in the country to persuade their viewers to accept it. The newspaper reported on Saturday that it had obtained audio recordings…

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Israel passes bill making it more challenging to divide Jerusalem

Israeli legislators have approved a bill that makes it more difficult to divide Jerusalem. The bill passed early on Tuesday and stipulates that two-thirds support is needed in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, before Israel can relinquish control over any portion of the holy city to a foreign entity, according to local media. The bill…

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Palestine remembers US envoy after Trump’s Jerusalem pass

The Palestinian leadership has said it is recalling its envoy to the United States following Washington’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Palestinian officials have previously said they will « no longer accept » any peace plan put forward by the US following President Donald Trump’s unilateral declaration on December 6. Trump’s move sparked deadly protests in…

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PA recalls envoy from Pakistan over Jerusalem rally row

Islamabad, Pakistan – The Palestinian Authority (PA) has recalled its ambassador to Pakistan after he attended a rally in support of Palestine’s position on Jerusalem hosted by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who carries a $10m US bounty on his head for allegedly masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Ambassador Walid Abu Ali was summoned back to Ramallah…

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From Trump to Jerusalem: The 365 days that modified into 2017

As the year 2017 draws to a close, few following the events of the past 12 months would wager with certainty on how the coming year will unfold. It was a year defined by unpredictability and the breaking of long-established convention, most frequently in the form of the 45th US president, Donald Trump. The crowds…

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Following Trump, Guatemala to transfer embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala has announced plans to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, following in Washington’s footsteps. President Jimmy Morales confirmed the move from Tel Aviv on Sunday, days after Guatemala voted with the US against a non-binding United Nations General Assembly resolution on the matter. « Today I spoke with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. We are talking…

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Israel arrests, releases three Turkish men in Jerusalem

An Israeli court has released three Turkish men a day after they were arrested at the entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem. The men were taken into custody on Friday evening. Two of them, Abdullah Kizilirmak and Mehmet Kargili, who are also Belgian citizens, were accused of carrying…

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A Jerusalem Christmas

Christmas has always been a very special and meaningful holiday season for Palestinian Christians. In fact, it is almost like a national holiday in which many Muslims partake, especially in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Nazareth, where most of the Christians and church schools are located. Those schools serve both communities, so it is not surprising…