After a number of US media outlets reported President Trump was going to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, the Palestinian despot scurried to call EU and Arab leaders to discuss “necessary steps regarding this irresponsible American measure.”
By ADAM RASGON
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Sunday asked the heads of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to host emergency meetings over US President Donald Trump possibly recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Over the weekend, a number of US media outlets reported that Trump is going to deliver a speech on Wednesday, in which he will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Continue Reading »
Hamas threatens terror & mass murder of Jews if President Trump goes through with plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State.
By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff
Hamas called Saturday for a new “intifada” if Washington recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or moves its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“We warn against such a move and call on the Palestinian people to revive the intifada if these unjust decisions on Jerusalem are adopted,” Hamas said in a statement.
Yahya Sinwar (L) the new Hamas leader in Gaza and Hamas chief, Ismaïl Haniyeh (R) – Photo: AFP/Archives
Any decision to move its embassy there would be “a flagrant attack on the city by the American administration” and give Israel “a cover for continuing its crime of Judaizing the city and emptying it of Palestinians,” it said. Continue Reading »
Just a day before Israel’s TV News reported the White House may formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital early next week, U.S. Vice President Pence said that President Trump was ”actively considering” relocating the embassy to Jerusalem.
By HERB KEINON
US President Donald Trump may formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital early next week and direct his staff to prepare for moving the embassy to Jerusalem, Channel 2 News reported Wednesday night.
VP Pence with President Trump. – Screen Shot: White House/YouTube
The report, to which there was no immediate confirmation, followed a speech US Vice President Mike Pence gave a day earlier in which he said that Trump was “actively considering” the step. Continue Reading »
US President Donald Trump just signed a presidential waiver to delay relocating the US Embassy that is currently in Tel Aviv, Israel to Jerusalem.
– White House said the signed waiver avoids complicating President Trump’s efforts to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
President Donald Trump has temporarily waived a law requiring the US to move its embassy in Israel to JerusalemTrump’s move to renew the waiver for six months keeps the US embassy in Tel Aviv for now. Trump has said he’s reviewing whether to fulfill his campaign promise to move it to Jerusalem.
Trump was facing a Thursday deadline to renew the waiver or see the State Department lose half its funding for its overseas facilities. Continue Reading »