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Australia 'open-minded' to moving Israeli embassy to Jerusalem – PM

Australia might soon follow in controversial US footsteps and relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the country’s new prime minister hinted after discussing the issue with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Arguing that a two-state solution has failed to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that his government is contemplating moving ...

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Palestine takes US to International Court of Justice over Jerusalem embassy move

The Palestinian authority has asked the International Court of Justice to compel the US to shut down its embassy in Jerusalem, because it violates the Vienna convention, which says an embassy must be located in a host country. The Palestinian government submitted its application to launch proceedings against the US on Friday. The 14-page complaint, released by the UN’s principal ...

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Kosovo offers Israel an embassy in Jerusalem in exchange for recognition

The leader of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, has offered to place the embassy of his self-proclaimed state in Jerusalem, if Israel would recognize the renegade Serbian province as an independent country. “If Kosovo were recognized by Israel, I would place the Kosovo embassy in Jerusalem,” the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) reported Friday, citing KosovaPress. Thaci made the offer during an interview ...

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US ‘strongly encourages’ Paraguay not to move its embassy from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv

Washington has urged Asuncion to think twice about the “historic relationship” between the US, Israel and Paraguay, and reconsider the decision to move the country’s Israeli embassy back to Tel Aviv. After Paraguay announced the embassy move plans, Vice President Mike Pence was quick to get President Mario Abdo Benitez on the line. “The Vice President strongly encouraged President Abdo ...

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Report on IDF funding Syrian rebels pulled on request of ‘army's censor' – Jerusalem Post to RT

IDF has forced the Jerusalem Post to remove its explosive report on the Israeli military giving weapons to the Syrian rebels, the newspaper’s managing editor confirmed to RT. “We were told by the army’s military censor to remove that part of the story,” David Brinn, the managing editor of the Jerusalem Post told RT as he replied to a request ...

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Paraguay cancels embassy move to Jerusalem, Israel responds by closing its embassy in Paraguay

Paraguay will return its embassy in Israel to Tel Aviv, after the country’s previous government relocated it to Jerusalem in May. In a tit-for-tat response, Israel announced it would close its embassy in Paraguay. National chancellor Luis Alberto Castiglioni announced the move on Wednesday, calling the decision by former President Horacio Cartes “visceral and without justification.” Cartes, a right-winger, made the ...

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Israeli arrested for selling fireworks to East Jerusalem man for use against police

A 70-year-old Jewish Israeli business owner was arrested for selling 20,700 fireworks to a man in East Jerusalem in an alleged plot against Israeli security forces. A business owner from Kiryat Ono, a town just outside Tel-Aviv, was arrested after selling $ 28,400 worth of fireworks to the client. The vendor was accused of being aware that 690 packs of ...

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Israel thwarts terrorist cell planning attack on Netanyahu & Jerusalem mayor

Israel’s Shin Bet thwarted a terrorist cell that was planning attacks against senior Israeli officials including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to an investigation cited by media. Three people have been arrested. A terrorist operative from Syria was at least partly behind the cell, according to Ynet. In addition to a planned attack against Netanyahu, it was also targeting Jerusalem ...

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US media focuses on embassy opening in Jerusalem amid bloodbath in Gaza

Usually, the death of more than three dozen protesters anywhere in the world is something US media would be interested in — but it seems that old journalism maxim ‘if it bleeds, it leads’ may not extend to Palestinian blood. On a day that has seen 41 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces amid historic protests, US Deputy Secretary of State ...

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US chose to be 'part of problem,' not solution, with embassy move to Jerusalem – Erdogan

By moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Washington is choosing to be part of the problem in the Middle East rather than working towards a solution, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “The United States has chosen to be a part of the problem rather than the solution with its latest step and has lost its mediating role ...

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