International pressure campaign is at the center of a massive real estate battle to prevent any Jewish presence in the Old City of Jerusalem. They completely ignore the fact that the Petra Hotel was also originally owned by Jews throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Because many countries still refuse to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over all of Jerusalem, submitted legislation would prohibit all nations from unilaterally opening any diplomatic mission in Israel’s capital without official government consent.
By Israel Today Staff
Likud lawmaker and former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat has introduced legislation that would ban any foreign country from opening a diplomatic mission anywhere in the Israeli capital without Israel’s consent.
That would seem like something of an obvious position. No other nation would let foreign countries open embassies and consulates in its capital without permission. But most of the world still doesn’t recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the entirety of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
When US Sec. of St. Anthony Blinken visited Israel two months ago he revealed that Biden intended to re-open the old consulate in Jerusalem for the Palestinians, which became redundant following Trump’s embassy move to the capital.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Biden administration is continuing to work behind the scenes to advance the opening of a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem, and according to a report in the Israel Hayomnewspaper, the issue is likely to be raised during the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to the United States at the end of the month, in the premier’s talks with President Biden. Continue Reading »
Celebrating their bond with the Jewish state, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, says, “I am here today in the eternal capital of Israel to inaugurate the Embassy of Honduras in Jerusalem.”
By ILH Staff
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez arrived in Israel to dedicate his country’s embassy in Jerusalem on Thursday, making the Latin American country the fourth to do so. Hernandez spoke at the event and praised Dr. Miriam Adelson and her late husband Sheldon Adelson for their work.
Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (r) and Honduran President Hernandez (l) sit for a warm conversation in Jerusalem. Thursday, 24 June, 2021- Photos courtesy: Amos Ben Gershom (GPO)
Policy Sabotage Inside the UK Visa and Immigration Department – UK Home Office apologizes, saying, ‘We are urgently investigating how this has occurred and will contact Ms. Balaban about the issuing of a new passport.’
Following the establishment of diplomatic ties with Israel via then-U.S. President Donald Trump, Kosovo becomes the first Muslim-majority country, and the first European country, to establish its official Embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.
By Associated Press
Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it has formally opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.
A statement said the move was made after the establishment of diplomatic ties with Israel on Feb. 1 and a Kosovo-Serbia summit held at the White House in September.
The Kosovo MFA officially announce the opening of the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Jerusalem. The pledge given in the Oval Office today is finally fulfilled.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced termination of long-standing American foreign policy of not identifying an American born in Jerusalem as ‘Born in Israel’ in US Passport.
By Gary Willig
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday that ‘Israel’ will be permitted to be listed on the passports of citizens born in Jerusalem, reversing decades of US policy.
Until now, US passport holders born in Jerusalem could not list their country of birth as Israel even if they were born in western Jerusalem due to US policy that the status of Jerusalem was to be determined in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »
UPDATED with Police CC VIDEO: A 19 yr-old border policeman was moderately wounded by a Palestinian terrorist Monday evening near the Lions’ Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem. – The assailant, neutralized by the police, succumbed to his wounds.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
An Arab man attempted to stab a border police officer in a suspected terror attack in the Old City of Jerusalem Monday night. The attack took place near the Lions Gate.
One officer was moderately wounded in the attack.
Police CCTV footage from Stabbing terror attack in old city, #Jerusalem. Border policeman responded quickly & shot terrorist dead.
Jerusalem Mayor gets plan approved for constructing educational campus serving the capital’s Arab neighborhoods providing a superior education and free of UNRWA’s anti-Semitic and martyrdom indoctrination.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Jerusalem Municipal Council approved Tuesday night a plan to construct an educational campus for Education Ministry schools near the city’s Arab Shuafat and Anata neighborhoods.
These schools will be an alternative to the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) schools which currently dominate the area.
UNRWA (Palestinian) student – Screenshot: The Center for Near East Policy Research
The project will cost 7.1 million NIS ($2,055,617), and will be located in an area outside the pre-1967 borders but within Jerusalem’s municipal borders. Continue Reading »
The South Pacific nation of Nauru becomes the latest country recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital, just a few days after Honduras, following the lead of US President Trump, who ‘broke the ice’ standing against the Arab world.
By Itamar Eichner
The tiny Pacific island of Nauru has become the latest country to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, following in the footsteps of a number of countries, with the U.S. at their head.
The declaration came after diplomatic negotiations by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz and the Nauruan embassy in Israel, with the help of the honorary consul of Nauru in Israel, David Ben Basat. Continue Reading »
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is scheduled to arrive in Israel to inaugurate a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem, and formally recognizing the holy city as Israel’s capital.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will travel to Israel on Friday to inaugurate a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem, recognizing the holy city as Israel’s capital.
The diplomatic office in the city will be an extension of Honduras’ Tel Aviv-based embassy.
Netanyahu meets with President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández – Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO
“For me it’s the recognition that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,” Hernandez said on Tuesday.
The foreign ministry said in a statement Israel had proposed that Honduras move its embassy to Jerusalem, which is being “analyzed and evaluated in the international and national context.” Continue Reading »
Facilitated by the Palestinian Authority, Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa sought to condemn Israel for it’s demolition of 10 apartment buildings illegally built, in what Israel’s High Court determined a high security threat to the State by ignoring their location and defiantly constructing them along Israel’s security barrier.
UNITED NATIONS – The United States on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Kuwait, Indonesia and South Africa to get the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of Jerusalem, diplomats said.
Israel said the 10 apartment buildings demolished on Monday, most of them still under construction, had been built illegally and posed a security risk to Israeli armed forces operating along a barrier that runs through the West Bank. Continue Reading »
Although the Wadi Hummus residents knew they were defiantly building on Israel’s side of the security fence, they claim that when they began construction they were unaware of the 2011 edict prohibiting construction within such a short distance of the barrier. – IDF: The law is the law; court decreed 12 buildings razed were too close to the security barrier.
The European Union calls for ‘immediate halt’ to demolition of illegally built Arab apartment buildings, in a move to veto Israel’s High Court decision decreeing the improper construction was too close to Israel’s security fence.
By David Rosenberg
The European Union formally condemned the demolition of illegal Arab apartment buildings near Israel’s security barrier separating Jerusalem from Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, and demanded Israel halt its enforcement of demolition orders.
In a statement issued Monday afternoon, the European Union’s foreign affairs department said the demolitions undermine the “viability of the two-state solution”.
“Israeli authorities have proceeded with the demolition of 10 Palestinian buildings, containing some 70 apartments, in Wadi al Hummus, part of Sur Baher neighbourhood in occupied East Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Family of Arab squatters are finally evicted from a Jewish owned building in Silwan by Israel Police officers after a 25 year court battle.
Plus: Photo-essay from 1948 of Jerusalem being made ‘Judenfrei’ (without Jews) for the first time in 2 millennia.
By David Rosenberg
A two-and-a-half decade-long legal battle over a Jewish-owned building in eastern Jerusalem finally ended Wednesday morning, when Israeli police evicted Arab squatters from the property and transferred the building to its owners.
On Wednesday, Israeli police removed members of the Siyam family, and activists supporting the family, from a building they had illegally taken control of in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
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