Tag Archive for Jerusalem

Israel responds to Palestinian threats should Arabs sell land to Jews in Jerusalem

After Palestinian Authority’s autocrat leader Mahmoud Abbas began a campaign against east Jerusalem resident on suspicion of selling land or property to Jews, Israel’s security forces raided the Palestinian General Intelligence offices, confiscating the office’s computers & documents that detailed the PA’s racist and apartheid activities.
– 2 Palestinians were wounded during the raid.

By Elior Levy and Yoav Zitun

 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been waging a fierce campaign against Palestinians selling real estate and lands in east Jerusalem to Jews.

The campaign began several months ago when the PA decided to launch an all-out-war against east Jerusalem residents, who sold lands to Jews and right-wing NGOs, which the authority deemed as treason. Continue Reading »

PLO condemns Brazilian President-elect over embassy relocation to Jerusalem

Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi warns Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro over his vow to maintain his campaign-promise to relocate Brazil’s embassy to Jerusalem as, “provocative and illegal.”

By Elad Benari

 

Senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Hanan Ashrawi on Friday condemned Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s announcement that he would move his country’s Israel embassy to Jerusalem.

“These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilize security and stability in the region,” Ashrawi, a member of the PLO executive committee, told AFP.

Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (left) and PLO official Hanan Ashrawi (right) – Photos: Wikimedia

“It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance against international law,” she said, referring to a small number of countries supporting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there. Continue Reading »

Major Holy Land churches demand PM block Jerusalem property law

A senior Roman Catholic official, along with heads of the Greek Orthodox and Armenian churches in Jerusalem condemn the proposed draft legislation they say is aimed at expropriating property that the church has been subletting to commercial businessmen.

By AFP

 

Three major Holy Land churches on Friday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to block draft legislation they said was aimed at expropriating their property.

In a letter to Netanyahu seen by AFP, heads of the Armenian and Greek Orthodox churches in Jerusalem and a senior Roman Catholic official condemned the bill as “disgraceful.”They said its inclusion on the agenda of a government committee meeting scheduled for Sunday reneged on previous commitments to withdraw the law. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Security arrest Palestinian-American for selling house to Jews

A family member sought the help of the U.S. State Department when his Palestinian-American relative was arrested by Mahmoud Abbas’ PA for suspicion of receiving $25,000 in the sale of a house in east Jerusalem to Jews.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

Palestinian Authority security forces have arrested a Palestinian-American citizen on suspicion of involvement in a real estate transaction with Jews in east Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The man’s family has notified the US State Department of his arrest.

Palestinian sources said that the man, a resident of Bethlehem, had worked for the PA Ministry for Local Government. Continue Reading »

US merges east Jerusalem consulate with new US Jerusalem embassy

US decision to merge its Jerusalem embassy and the consulate that was primarily used by the Arab residents, is not tied to a change on Jerusalem’s final status, but rather, “to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our [State Department] operations.”

By JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff

 

The U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and the U.S. consulate in eastern Jerusalem, which primarily serves Palestinian-Americans, will merge, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. – Photo: U.S. Department of State

The diplomatic mission will be located at the embassy site on Agron Street in the center of Jerusalem, according to the announcement issued on Thursday. Continue Reading »

Palestinians reaffirm: Selling property to a Jew is “high treason”

PA Arabs who are found guilty of selling or facilitating the transfer of lands or structures to Jewish Israelis can be sentenced to death. In the past, Palestinians suspected of doing so have been kidnapped and later found dead in east Jerusalem or the West Bank.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

For the second time this year, the Palestinian Islamic religious authorities in Jerusalem reaffirmed a ban on selling property to Israelis, and warned that any Palestinian involved in such transactions would be accused of “high treason.”

The latest decision on Thursday followed news that Jews had purchased a house in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem’s Mayor to remove UNRWA from Jerusalem, exposes sham

Jerusalem’s Mayor Nir Barkat goes to war on UNRWA, having formulated a detailed plan of action to completely remove the corrupt organization & their officials from Israel’s capital and replace its services with municipal services that are shared by the entire city.

By Tzvi Lev

 

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat revealed on Thursday evening a detailed plan of action he had devised to remove the UNRWA organization from Jerusalem and to replace the services it provides with municipal services.

Since 1965, the organization has been responsible for some 20,000 “refugees” living in the Shuafat camp, who also bear Israeli identity cards and are entitled to the National Insurance, Education and Health Services of the State of Israel and the Jerusalem Municipality as residents of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Czech PM & ministers support President Zeman’s Jerusalem embassy move

To the chagrin of the European Union, whose position on Jerusalem’s status is to be the capital of a probable, future Palestinian state, the Czech Republic’s PM Andrej Babis and President Milos Zeman, along with prominent ministers of gov’t, signed a statement for “the plan to move the Czech embassy to Jerusalem.”

By i24NEWS

 

The Czech Republic’s prime minister and two senior ministers on Wednesday threw their support behind President Milos Zeman’s ambition of relocating the country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

In April, just weeks before the United States relocated its mission to Jerusalem, Zeman announced a three-stage plan to rejig the central European state’s stance on the holy city, which ended in moving its embassy there.

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Palestinian terrorist neutralized, arrested in Jerusalem, another killed in Gaza

UPDATE: A Palestinian terrorist who was neutralized & arrested during his unsuccessful attempt to stab an Israeli police officer in the Old City, has succumb to his injuries and died, while in Gaza, 2 Arabs were reported to have been killed during Hamas’ orchestrated Friday clashes with the IDF.

By Gil Ronen

 

An Arab terrorist tried to stab a policeman on Sha’ar Hagay Street near the Shechem Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City Friday.

The terrorist was neutralized and arrested by police forces on the spot.

A Magen David Adom team treated two women for emotional trauma.

“A short time ago,” said the Israel Police, “a suspect man approached a police position in the Old City and apparently tried to stab one of the policemen. Continue Reading »

Rare, 2000+ year-old gold earring unearthed in the City of David, Jerusalem

The dazzling golden earring, definitely worn by someone from ancient Jerusalem‘s upper class, dates back to the 2nd or 3rd century BCE, during the Hellenistic period.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

A Hellenistic-era golden earring, featuring ornamentation of a horned animal, was discovered in the Givati Parking Lot in the City of David National Park encircling walls of Jerusalem’s Old City.

The discovery was made during archaeological digs carried out by the Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University.

The spectacular gold earring, shaped like a horned animal, dates back to the second or third century BCE, during the Hellenistic period. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Shin Bet: Hamas suicide terror cell arrested, explosives destroyed

RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION: IDF security force consisting of reserve soldiers, along with the Shin Bet and Magav Border Police uncovered a Hamas terror cell centered in Abbas’ Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Shechem (Nablus) and arrested the cell’s members at the end of April.
– WATCH IDF video of arrest & detonation of captured explosives.

By David Rosenberg

 

A massive terror cell organized by the Hamas terrorist organization planned a series of suicide bombings and other terror attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces, the Shin Bet internal security agency revealed on Sunday.

According to the report Sunday, the terror cell began operation in October of last year, and included roughly two dozen terrorists, nearly all of them members of the Gaza-based Hamas terror organization. Continue Reading »

Russia breaks from past policy, celebrates Russia Day reception in Jerusalem

Russia’s newly appointed ambassador to Israel, Anatoly Viktorov, said that holding Russia Day in Jerusalem was in line with Vladimir Putin’s statement last year, “that we view west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

By HERB KEINON

 

The annual Russia Day celebration put on by the Russian embassy took on added significance on Thursday because it was held in Jerusalem, the first national day to be held in the capital by any country in recent memory.

“I am delighted to be here,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — who in the past has sent other ministers to the Russian Day celebrations — said in the picturesque Sergei Courtyard in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Israel to host Global Forum on ‎Counterterrorism, Incitement and Cyber Threats

This coming week in Jerusalem, Homeland security ministers from 17 countries will be gathering for the annual Global Forum on ‎Counterterrorism, Incitement and Cyber Threats, which according to Israel’s Public security minister, is ‘recognition of Israel’s abilities.’

By Itsik Saban and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Top security officials from around the world are ‎slated to attend the first Global Forum on ‎Counterterrorism, Incitement and Cyber Threats in ‎Jerusalem next week.‎

The three-day conference, scheduled to be held ‎on June 12-14, is an initiative promoted by Public ‎Security Minister Gilad Erdan. President Reuven ‎Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ‎intelligence, police and military officials will ‎attend the symposium, alongside homeland and public ‎security ministers from the United States, Canada, ‎Germany, Albania, Romania, Azerbaijan, Greece, ‎Bulgaria, Rwanda, Hungary, Georgia, Ghana, Latvia, ‎Croatia, Paraguay, Lithuania, and Serbia.‎

Israel Cyber Defense – Israel Police Spokesperson Dept.

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🇵🇾 Paraguay moves embassy to Jerusalem next week 🇮🇱

Paraguay’s outgoing President Horacio Cartes fulfills promise to move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem before leaving office, with it’s official opening on Tuesday, following decisions of the U.S. and Guatemala.
– President-elect Mario Abdo Benitez said he wasn’t consulted on the subject.

By Associated Press

 

Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartes will open the country’s new embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Tuesday, following similar steps by the United States and Guatemala.

Government spokesman Mariano Mercado said Cartes will leave for the trip to Israel on Saturday.The decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem has been controversial in Paraguay.

Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartes and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO

Last month, Cartes announced his intentions to move the Paraguay embassy from Herzliya to Jerusalem before the end of his government’s term on August 15. Continue Reading »

 🇬🇹 Guatemala Opens Its Embassy In Jerusalem 🇮🇱

In a festive ceremony President Jimmy Morales says as Guatemala becomes 2nd country after the US to open an embassy in Israel’s capital, “We are brothers, Israel holds a special place in our hearts.”
• PM Benjamin Netanyahu: We remember our friends and Guatemala is our friend.

By Shlomo Cesana, Mati Tuchfeld, Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Guatemala has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, the second country to open an embassy in the Israeli capital after the United States.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales dedicated the embassy Wednesday, two days after a high-powered American delegation marked the transfer of the U.S. Continue Reading »