Tag Archive for Jerusalem

Honduran President follows US, Guatemala by moving embassy to Jerusalem

Report: Honduras ready to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – but for a price.

By David Rosenberg

 

Honduras is prepared to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – but at a price – according to a report by Channel 2 Sunday evening.

Lawmakers in the Central American nation of nine million backed the embassy move in April, passing a non-binding resolution calling on President Juan Orlando Hernandez to follow the US and Guatemala in moving their embassies to Jerusalem.

Netanyahu meets with President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández – Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO

According to Channel 2 Sunday, the Hernandez administration is prepared to move the Honduran embassy to Jerusalem, and as has even drawn up a plan for undertaking the move, with a possible site already chosen for a Jerusalem embassy. Continue Reading »

Top PLO Official Affirms, the Palestinians Want ALL of Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority’s senior negotiator Saeb Erekat expressed dissatisfaction with Australia’s recognition of ‘west’ Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, insisting, “All of Jerusalem remains a final status issue for negotiations, while East Jerusalem, under international law, is an integral part of the occupied Palestinian territory.”

By Ryan Jones

 

Australia’s decision on Saturday to officially recognize the western half of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel prompted a number of outbursts, some of them very, very revealing.

The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed disappointment that, unlike US President Donald Trump, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison only acknowledged Israeli sovereignty over half of the Holy City, and did not commit to moving his nation’s embassy there. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist neutralized during knife attack on Police Officers in J’lem

Two Israel Border Police officers sustained light & moderate wounds from stabbing attack by Palestinian terrorist in Jerusalem’s Old City.
– Terrorist dead.
– WATCH CCTV of knife-attack

By Elad Benari

 

Two police officers were wounded in a stabbing attack at the Hospice junction in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday morning.

A 20-year-old female Border Police officer who suffered moderate injuries as evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. A 21-year-old male officer with light injuries was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Hospital.

Other police officers who were at the scene neutralized and killed the terrorist.

 

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Jerusalem poised to become world’s leading city in tourism growth for 2018

The Euromonitor reports Israel’s capital is poised to see a 38% spike in inbound tourism by end of 2018.
• Figures indicate Jerusalem’s increasing popularity is due to “relative stability and a strong marketing push.”

By Ilan Gattegno

 

Jerusalem is poised to become the world’s leading city in tourism growth, according to a new report by leading market research firm Euromonitor.

According to the report, the number of tourists around the world will hit 1.4 billion in 2018, an increase of 5% over last year. Jerusalem is set to lead in growth, with an expected 37.5% following a “more modest” increase of 32% in 2017. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem cable car plan to Old City under fire

While planners view the capital’s cable car project as an innovative solution to traffic woes, critical architects and activists call it an eyesore, a ‘Disneyfication’ of the sacred city, or as the Palestinians put it, a ploy to further ‘Judaize’ Jerusalem.

By Associated Press

 

An Israeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem’s historic Old City has united architects and Palestinian activists in opposition to a project they say is both an eyesore and a ploy to entrench Israeli control over the city’s contested eastern sector.

Developers say the proposed project is meant to relieve snarling traffic and will ferry some 3,000 tourists an hour from the western sector directly to the Old City, in east Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

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 »