Watch Prime Minister Netanyahu acknowledging the historic moment saying, “What a glorious day. Remember this moment!” and thanking the United States President for delivering on his promise after others failed to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. -Watch President Trump’s speech.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
MAY 14, 2018
Sixty-nine years after Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital, and 23 years after the US Congress passed a law mandating that Washington move its embassy there, the US formally opened its embassy in the city on Monday afternoon, in a move Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called “courageous” and “momentous.”
Ahead of the US Embassy opening in Jerusalem in 3 hours, some 10,000 Palestinians have already gathered near Gaza’s border with Israel as Nakba Day begins with burning tires planting roadside bombs and clashes with IDF soldiers. – IDF sources say Hamas will try to carry out terror attacks amidst the chaos after their infiltration into Israel along with possible attempts to kidnap soldiers.
By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy
Some 10,000 Palestinians gathered by the Gaza border fence Monday morning and clashed with IDF forces deployed in the area ahead of the US Embassy opening ceremony in Jerusalem and the Nakba Day events. Continue Reading »
Three eastern European countries take a principled stand with Israel by blocking a formal EU statement admonishing the U.S. over their upcoming Embassy move to Jerusalem on Monday.
The Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania have recently blocked a (EU) statement slamming the United States over its plan to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a spokesman said Saturday.
Once again the EU takes a stand against Israel’s sovereignty. – Wikimedia Commons
“The Czech Republic has protested against the planned statement,” Jiri Ovcacek, spokesman for Czech President Milos Zeman, told AFP.
“We appreciate that Hungary and Romania have taken the same principled stance,” he said, adding Zeman had agreed on the refusal with Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Foreign Minister Martin Stropnicky. Continue Reading »
Palestinian leaders furious over Romania’s 70th Independence ‘birthday present’ to Israel, by scrambling to dissuade the EU member from becoming the third country to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following U.S. President Trump’s announcement, then Guatemala’s decision.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Romanian government on Thursday approved a plan to transfer the state’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The approval came as Israelis celebrated the Jewish State’s 70th anniversary.
According to reports in local media, the decision includes timetables for implementing the plan. However, the timetables have not been published.
Ancient & Modern meet to make Jerusalem undivided.
No longer concealing from American Presidents the Palestinian agenda of ultimately rejecting any peace agreement offered, Mahmoud Abbas is now openly admitting that while he may engage the US administration on its ideas to resolve the conflict, he will never accept any deal.
By ADAM RASGON
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday said the Palestinians will not accept any US plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
He made the comment at the beginning of a conference in Ramallah about Jerusalem.
After reducing the local Christian population from over 70% to less than 10%, Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas visits the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Meeting with autocrat Abbas and his regime in Ramallah, Germany’s new foreign minister, Heiko Maas, told the Palestinian leaders that their insults and efforts to remove the U.S. from the peace process won’t end well for them.
By Israel Today Staff
The Palestinian leadership might not like it, but the unavoidable fact is that the United States, even under President Donald Trump, is an absolutely necessary player in brokering any Middle East peace agreement.
PA autocrat Abbas summoned to meet with Jordan’s King Abdullah to discuss the ‘nearly finished’ US peace plan. – Breaking from the strategies of past administrations, Trump’s peace initiative will be proposing specific solutions to ‘stickler points’ as opposed to a broad framework of principles suggested in past negotiations.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman on Monday to discuss US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which officials in Washington say is nearly ready to be unveiled.
A report by the New York Times on Sunday cited senior US officials as saying that the Trump administration is putting the finishing touches on the plan which will break from the strategies of past administrations by proposing specific solutions as opposed to a broad framework of principles. Continue Reading »
On-air controversy erupts on an Argentine TV game show when contestants are asked, “Tel Aviv is the capital of what country?” • A contestant challenged the question, saying ‘Israel is probably what I should say, but that is not the correct answer.‘
By Shlomi Diaz
The popular Argentine game show “La Tribuna de Guido” outraged the local Jewish community last week when contestants on Friday’s show were asked, “Tel Aviv is the capital of which country?”
The program, which airs on the local Canal 13 station, pits contestants against each other with trivia questions, with the goal of winning a car. Continue Reading »
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit expressed his dissatisfaction with President Morales’s intention to relocate his country’s embassy to Jerusalem, telling the Guatemalan President to avoid any action that could affect the future, of what was considered, ‘friendly relations.’
By Elad Benari
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Thursday urged Guatemala to cancel its decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the official Palestinian Authority Wafa news agency reported.
A spokesman for Aboul Gheit, Mahmoud Afifi, said the Secretary-General sent an urgent letter to Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales expressing dissatisfaction with Morales’s intention to move the Guatemalan embassy to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
VIDEO: Discussing the next embassy move to Jerusalem, an appreciative PM Netanyahu personally thanks Guatemalan president in Washington, “Thank you for everything you’re doing, for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales in Washington DC Sunday afternoon.
Relations between Israel and Guatemala have been very warm. President Morales announced in December that he was in favor in relocating the Guatemalan embassy in Israel to Jerusalem following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said at the start of the meeting Sunday: “Thank you for everything you’re doing, for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Continue Reading »
The Constitutional Court of Guatemala, the highest court for civil litigation in the country, rejected the incessant pro-Palestinian rhetoric that the transfer of the country’s embassy to Jerusalem would violate international law.
By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff
Guatemala’s Constitutional Court has rejected a local lawyer’s attempt to prevent the government from moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, as the US plans to do, a court spokesman said
Spokesman Santiago Palomo told AFP that the high court’s five magistrates turned down a request from lawyer Marco Vinicio Mejia, who argued in a petition filed in January that the embassy move was contrary to international law. Continue Reading »
Clashes erupted in Gaza and the West Bank earlier on Friday in a weekly protest against US President Donald Trump’s stance on Jerusalem, which has also angered Arab political and religious leaders across the region and dismayed European allies. Continue Reading »
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 »
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