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If Jerusalem is off table then US has no seat at it – Palestinian official fires back at Trump

Peace with Israel is not possible if the status of Jerusalem is off the agenda, a top Palestinian official has said, rejecting Donald Trump’s claim that the US has removed the controversial issue from the negotiation table. “Jerusalem is not off the negotiations table, rather the US is outside the international consensus,” said Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Secretary ...

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‘We agreed to disagree’: Pence & King Abdullah clash over US recognition of Jerusalem

The US vice president has said that he and King Abdullah II of Jordan have “agreed to disagree” over the impact of the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Mike Pence met with the monarch in the Jordanian capital of Amman Sunday as part of his three-country Middle East tour. Speaking at a media conference, ...

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ISIS declares war on Hamas over Jerusalem loss to Trump & Israel

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 04:25 The Islamic State in Egypt has urged its supporters in a new execution video to wage war against Hamas over its failure to defend Jerusalem following Washington’s recognition of the city as the Israeli capital. The 22-minute video, allegedly released by an affiliate of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the Sinai Peninsula, and ...

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ISIS defeat, Jerusalem & bribes: Biggest geopolitical upheavals of 2017

The last 12 months has seen the geopolitical landscape turned on its head with major diplomatic incidents, high-profile corruption scandals and the destruction of Islamic State’s powerbase sending shockwaves across the globe. Trump throws Jerusalem grenade into Israel-Palestine peace process US President Donald Trump sent shockwaves across the world when he announced the US would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ...

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Imam apologizes for call to ‘kill Jews’ over Trump’s Jerusalem decision (VIDEO)

Published time: 3 Jan, 2018 19:30 An Imam in Texas has apologized for saying that Muslims had a duty to kill Jews in reaction to Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Imam Raed Saleh Al-Rousan made the inflammatory comments in a sermon on December 8. “My brothers, the Prophet Muhammad brought the good tidings, when ...

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Trump suggests cutting aid to Palestine after 'taking Jerusalem off the table'

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 22:58 US President Donald Trump has suggested the US should halt aid to the Palestinian Authority, accusing the Palestinians of being “no longer willing to talk peace” with Israel. After announcing that the US would halt aid to Pakistan because Islamabad is “not doing enough” to combat terrorism, Trump followed up with tweets that the ...

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Israeli MPs pass law impeding possible E. Jerusalem secession vote

Published time: 2 Jan, 2018 11:46 The Israeli parliament has passed a law requiring a two-thirds majority in any future vote to cede parts of Jerusalem to a foreign authority. The change from requiring a simple majority makes a two-state solution less likely. Under the new legislation, Israel’s 120-seat Knesset would have to cast 80 votes in favor of relinquishing ...

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1,000s join Israeli agriculture minister in mass prayer for rain in Jerusalem (VIDEO)

At least 2,500 people have turned up at a mass prayer at the Western Wall following calls by Israel’s agriculture minister seeking divine intervention to end the drought plaguing the country for a fifth straight year. Farmers, the president of Israel’s Farmers Union as well as the country’s highest religious authorities, represented by chief rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef, ...

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‘They overreacted’: US Israeli envoy on Palestinian reaction to Jerusalem decision

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 21:11 America’s ambassador to Israel has claimed the reaction to Washington’s move recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is irrational and “needlessly provocative.” Massive anti-Israeli and anti-American protests that erupted across the Muslim world following Donald Trump’s announcement have been dubbed as “ugly, needlessly provocative and antisemitic” by David Friedman. Palestinians have been acting “largely emotional,” ...

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Top US aid recipient Guatemala insists Jerusalem move was ‘sovereign decision’

Guatemala has defended its decision to move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, claiming it was a “sovereign decision” that had nothing to do with foreign pressure despite it being the largest recipient of US aid in Central America. The move to acknowledge Jerusalem as the Israeli capital was “a foreign policy decision, therefore sovereign,” Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel said on ...

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