On Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales’ visit to the United States, he was personally thanked by President Donald Trump, and again at the State Department by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, for the decision to also relocate their embassy to Jerusalem.
By JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, on a visit to the United States, received thanks from several quarters for his support of the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
President Donald Trump thanked Morales on Thursday during a meeting at a hotel in Washington before the annual National Prayer Breakfast, the Associated Press reported. Continue Reading »
While reiterating how Palestinian hands are extended to peace, which will be achieved through negotiations, PA chairman refuses to: 1) Negotiate with Israel following Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 2) Refuses the United States as an integral negotiation facilitator, 3) Refuses to drop Jerusalem as their capital, 4) Demands the return of 5 million “refugees” to Israel. – So much for Abbas’ veracity of negotiating without preconditions.
By Dalit Halevi
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas is continuing his diplomatic offensive against the United States and Israel following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and Washington’s cut to the financial aid it provides to UNRWA. Continue Reading »
Palestinian autocrat, Mahmoud Abbas’ abusive language directed at the American administration has manifested in Palestinians shoving American diplomats physically out of a building in Betlehem, and yelling “you are not welcome,” then hurling tomatoes and kicking the diplomat’s cars as they attempted to flee to safety back in Jerusalem.
By Israel Today Staff
Palestinian outrage over US President Donald Trump’s support for Israel’s claims to the city of Jerusalem has finally turned to violence against Americans.
Palestinians in the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem hang effigies of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, January 27, 2018 – Photo: Facebook (Times of Israel)
The US Consulate in Jerusalem last week attempted to host a digital marketing workshop in Bethlehem. Continue Reading »
Last month he United States pledged $45 million to the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal, led by the the UN agency in charge of assisting exclusively Palestinian refugees, which just had $65 million withheld from their coffers.
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
The United States will not provide $45 million in food aid for Palestinians that it pledged last month as part of the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal led by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, the U.S. State Department said Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to retrofit an existing facility in Jerusalem into an embassy with the goal of moving its staff there from Tel Aviv in 2019, US officials said on Thursday.
U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel – U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel Facebook page
The New York Times and Wall Street Journal quoted US officials on record, who said the State Department plans to reconfigure an existing consular facility that the US has operated out of Arnona in West Jerusalem since 1948. Continue Reading »
During a speech at a meeting of the PLO’s Palestinian Central Council, Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas cursed the US president in Arabic, “May your house be destroyed.”
By i24NEWS – AFP
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas denounced US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace efforts as the “slap of the century”, declaring that Israel had “ended” the Oslo accords delivering a speech at the PLO Committee meeting on Sunday.
“Today is the day that the Oslo Accords end. Israel killed them,” he said referring to the 1990’s landmark agreements that led to the creation of the Palestinian Authority and envisioned a final resolution to the conflict. Continue Reading »
Egyptian officials says that since many other renowned Muslims in the region have acknowledged that Jerusalem doesn’t really hold much religious significance for Islam, there’s really no reason why the Palestinians can’t accept Ramallah as their capital.
By Israel Today Staff
In a hushed, roundabout way, Egyptian authorities are pressing the Palestinians to accept US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as the new reality.
A senior intelligence officer speaking on behalf of Egypt’s defense establishment was taped phoning a number of popular local television talk show hosts to encourage them to deliver that message to their viewers. Continue Reading »
In the spirit of threats and thuggery, PLO official Saeb Erekat takes a shot at bullying President Trump by refusing to resume any future peace negotiations with Israel until the United States annuls its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
The chief negotiator for the PA said that it will not resume any kind of peace negotiations with Israel until the United States walks back its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
“The Palestinian leadership will not accept any offers for negotiations unless the American decision on Jerusalem is annulled,” Saeb Erekat said Tuesday in an interview with the official Voice of Palestine radio, the official Palestinian Authority WAFA news website reported. Continue Reading »
UNRWA is currently dealing with the great-grandchildren of refugees, and in another 70 years they will be dealing with great-great-grandchildren of refugees. “This absurdity has to stop,” PM Netanyahu declared. “UNRWA is an organization that perpetuates the problem of the Palestinian refugees… therefore UNRWA must disappear.”
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) needs to pass away from the world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, amid reports that Israel really doesn’t want the US to stop funding the organization.
PM Netanyahu & President Trump – Photo: Kobi Gideon/PMO
“I fully agree with President [Donald] Trump’s strong criticism of UNRWA,” Netanyahu said at the start of Sunday’s cabinet meeting. Continue Reading »
In latest diplomatic game of tit-for-tat, Palestinian chairman Abbas sets his cohorts to the UN Security Council seeking to upgrade their non-state status at the UN, knowing the expected US veto will render their efforts theatrical at best.
By Itamar Eichner
The Palestinians are planning to ask the UN Security Council to upgrade their status from a non-member observer state to a full member state with voting rights at the United Nations.
Leading Saudi intellectual calls on Arab world to abandon its political propaganda: “Arab mentality must free itself from the heritage of Gamal Abdel Nasser and political Islam of both the Sunni and Shia sects, which has instilled for purely political interests the culture of hating Jews and denying their historic right in the region.”
By Israel Today Staff
While much of the Arab world predictably reacted with outrage to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a number of leading Arab intellectuals took a very different position.
Among them was Abdulhameed Hakeem, head of the Middle East Center for Strategic and Legal Studies in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Continue Reading »
Jordan teams up with Egypt and Saudi Arabia to devise new policy fearing Abbas’ strategy in response to President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration will undermine its special status as caretaker of the Temple Mount.
By Daniel Siryoti
Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are displeased with the way the Palestinian Authority has reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy to the city, Israel Hayom has learned.
Some Arab Quartet states stopped their donations in mid-2016 in order to pressure PA President Mahmoud Abbas to initiate political reforms that will lead to peace with Israel.
President Obama’s motive for changing the status quo of Jerusalem at the UN Security Council was personal, not patriotic. His decision to allow the immoral, anti-Israel vote to be passed was bad for America, for peace, and for America’s closest ally, Israel. Obama would never have done it except as a lame duck, for it was simply an act of a single vengeful individual who put a personal pique over American policy.
– Alan Dershowitz: The Jerusalem conflict is all Barack Obama’s Fault
Israel’s former ambassador to the US, Yoram Ettinger, says President Trump’s standing up to the United Nations shows America has returned as the leader of the free world.
By Benny Toker
Former Israeli ambassador Yoram Ettinger praised US President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off aid to any country which voted to condemn the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the United Nations General Assembly today, arguing that under Trump, the US had regained its position as leader of the free world.
Speaking at the last Cabinet meeting of 2017, Trump said that the US would take note of the countries which receive hundreds of millions, and even billions, of dollars in US aid, yet still vote against the US at the UN over his acknowledgement of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Continue Reading »
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