UN to Vote on Measure Rejecting US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

The United Nations Security Council is due to vote Monday on a draft resolution rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The United States is one of the five permanent members of the council that hold veto rights, meaning the resolution drafted by Egypt is not likely to pass. The text of… Please follow and like us:

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Five key developments since Trump’s Jerusalem move

Violence, protests and arrests have followed US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump made the announcement on December 6 and said the US would begin the process of moving its embassy to the city from Tel Aviv. The decision broke with decades of US policy on Jerusalem. The international… Please follow and like us:

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Protests Against Jerusalem Decision Turn Violent in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut Sunday used water cannons and tear gas to beat back Lebanese and Palestinian protesters demonstrating against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The protesters in Beirut hurled projectiles at the embassy and burned Trump in effigy, along with U.S. and… Please follow and like us:

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What is the world’s position on Jerusalem?

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said Tuesday US President Donald Trump had informed him he intended to move the country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. If he does so and recognises the holy city as Israel’s capital, Trump will break with decades of US policy and international consensus on the city. Here are the positions of… Please follow and like us:

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Trump’s dangerous Jerusalem gambit

Ever since the US government recognised Israel in 1948, no one has ever doubted where Washington stood in terms of the conflict between Israel and the Arabs. But while the US has always been pro-Israel, it tried, at least in theory, to adhere to international law and the worldwide consensus while dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.… Please follow and like us:

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Erdogan: US decision to halt Turkey visa ‘saddening’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the US embassy’s decision to suspend all non-immigrant visa applications was very, very “saddening”, as he justified the tit-for-tat response by Ankara. “For the (US) ambassador in Ankara to take a decision like this, to put it into practice, is saddening,” Erdogan said in a joint news conference… Please follow and like us:

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US withdraws more than half of embassy staff from Havana over sonic attacks

MIAMI—Cuban Americans seeking to have their relatives join them from the island will not be able to do so — at least for the time being — as a result of the announcement Friday of a significant withdrawal of staff from the U.S. Embassy in Havana. It is not known how long the suspension of the… Please follow and like us:

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Boeing, Lockheed Submit UH-1N Replacement Bids

ABOVE DULLES AIRPORT: Eager to get out its message that the Boeing-Leonardo MH-139 helicopter would save the US taxpayer $1 billion as the replacement of the UH-1N helicopter, Boeing flew several journalists this afternoon to demonstrate its capabilities. (Boeing’s Rick Lemaster makes the case in our video above). Boeing also delivered nine boxes to the Defense… Please follow and like us:

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Putin Defends Massive Cut in US Diplomatic Staff in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin is defending his massive cut in the size of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia, saying it had waited long enough for relations with Washington to improve. Putin said he had hoped “the situation would perhaps change for the better. But it seems that even if the situation is changing, it is… Please follow and like us:

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Trump set to become first sitting US president to visit Western Wall

As candidates, many US politicians stop by the Jerusalem holy site, but once in the White House, they’ve all stayed away By Raphael Ahren Donald Trump is slated to become the first incumbent US president to visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack… Please follow and like us:

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