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Report: Surprise Date Set for Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Supposedly May 14, the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence

(Newser) - May 14th is the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence, and it appears it will serve as another big day: the moving of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Per the Jerusalem Post , Minister of Transportation and Intelligence Israel Katz made the surprise announcement on Twitter Friday, tweeting... More »

This Could Prove Biblical Prophet's Existence. Or Not

Clay seal reading 'Isaiah' up for debate

(Newser) - A clay seal found in an ancient garbage pit in Jerusalem might have belonged to the prophet Isaiah, who's described as predicting the virgin birth and Jesus' death in the Old Testament. Or, less exciting, it might have belonged to some random guy named Isaiah. At present, it's... More »

Jordan to VP Pence: 'Rebuild Trust' After Jerusalem Pivot

Jordan's King Abdullah hopes for renewed confidence in a two-state solution

(Newser) - Jordan's king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Pence tried to reassure King Abdullah that the... More »

Embassy Move to Jerusalem Coming Sooner Than Expected

As early as 2019, say US officials

(Newser) - Rather than wait three-plus years to build a new US embassy in Jerusalem, US officials are speeding up the move from Tel Aviv. A new, more affordable plan will see an existing consular building in the Arnona neighborhood of West Jerusalem converted into a new embassy, officials tell the New ... More »

Abbas to Trump: 'May Your House Be Demolished'

He slams Trump's 'slap of the century'

(Newser) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas laid into President Trump, among others, in a two-hour speech Monday, saying he rejects Trump's attempt for a Middle East peace "deal of the century"—and he hopes the president's house is demolished. Abbas, addressing the Palestinian Central Council, said he had... More »

Trump on Palestinian Authority: US Gets 'No Respect'

President threatens to cut off aid

(Newser) - Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Trump appeared to threaten to cut off US aid money to the Palestinian Authority Tuesday, asking why the US should make "any of these massive future payments" when the Palestinians are "no longer willing to... More »

Another Jerusalem Move Is Blasted by Palestinians

Law makes it tougher to cede any part of the city

(Newser) - Israeli-Palestinian tensions have been high since President Trump's Dec. 6 decision on Jerusalem , and the new year isn't bringing calming overtures. Israel's parliament on Tuesday voted to stipulate that a supermajority—80 of the Knesset's 120 votes—would have to vote in favor of any proposal... More »

Israeli Minister Demands NBA Remove Term From Website

Miri Regev didn't like seeing 'Palestine—occupied territory' on basketball site

(Newser) - The Israeli-Palestinian conflict isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about the NBA, but the basketball association has found itself suddenly mired in the political due to one particular term on its website. The Times of Israel reports that a pop-up list for an... More »

Jerusalem Plans to Thank Trump by Using His Name

Next stop on high-speed rail line could be 'Donald John Trump'

(Newser) - Some 128 countries may be no fan of President Trump's decision on Jerusalem, but Israel obviously is, and it plans to demonstrate its appreciation in a bricks-and-mortar kind of way. The AFP reports that Transportation Minister Israel Katz on Tuesday gave the green light to a $700 million plan... More »

Another Country Follows Trump's Lead on Israel

Guatemala says it also will move its embassy to Jerusalem

(Newser) - Guatemala's president says the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of President Trump in ordering the change, per the AP . Guatemala was one of nine nations that voted with the United States and Israel on Thursday... More »

Security Forces Clash With Santas in Bethlehem

Christians join protest against Jerusalem move

(Newser) - Peace on earth and goodwill once again seem to be in short supply in Bethlehem, where Palestinian protesters dressed as Santa Claus clashed with Israeli security forces in the historical birthplace of Jesus Saturday. Israeli soldiers used tear gas and stun grenades to push back the Santas, who were protesting... More »

Just How Big an Insult Was the UN's Jerusalem Vote?

The vote was 128-9 in favor of a resolution that demands decision be rescinded

(Newser) - "The US will be taking names," Nikki Haley warned Wednesday ahead of the UN General Assembly's Thursday vote on whether to reject President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It has a lot of names to take: The vote was 128-9 in... More »

Trump Slammed for Threat Before UN Jerusalem Vote

He suggests opponents will lose US aid

(Newser) - President Trump's threat to cut off US funding to countries that oppose his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has raised the stakes in Thursday's UN vote and sparked criticism of his tactics, which one Muslim group called bullying or blackmail. Trump went a step further... More »

Nikki Haley Warns Nations Ahead of UN Vote

US 'will be taking names' of those who criticize American decision on Jerusalem

(Newser) - Consider it a not-so-veiled threat. The UN General Assembly votes Thursday on whether to reject President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and US Ambassador Nikki Haley is warning that the US will be paying very close attention. "When we make a decision, at... More »

Nikki Haley Casts Veto, Decries UN's 'Insult' to US

Security Council called for Trump's Jerusalem move to be rescinded

(Newser) - "What we witnessed here in the Security Council is an insult. It won't be forgotten." Such was US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley's assessment after the US on Monday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution demanding the US reverse its Dec. 6 decision on Jerusalem... More »

Jerusalem Decision Triggers 'Day of Rage'

At least one dead in protests over Trump's decision to recognize city as Israeli capital

(Newser) - Palestinians angry over President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital clashed with Israeli troops at 30 locations across the West Bank and Gaza on Friday, resulting in at least one death, reports the AP . One Palestinian was killed in skirmishes between protesters and Israeli troops along the... More »

After Trump's Israel Move, a Call for an Uprising

Meanwhile, US allies are speaking out

(Newser) - President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a "war declaration against Palestinians" who should rise up, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said in a speech Thursday. Though Palestinian forces announced three "days of rage" beginning Wednesday, during which Palestinians are to protest at Israeli... More »

Trump Declares Jerusalem the Capital of Israel

Controversial move comes despite protests from Arab world

(Newser) - Defying dire, worldwide warnings , President Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of US and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Trump declared that he was ending an approach that for decades has failed to advance the prospects for peace, per the AP . "I have determined that... More »

Palestinians: Trump Jerusalem Move a 'Declaration of War'

Israeli security forces braced for violent protests

(Newser) - President Trump is expected to announce Wednesday that the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital—and Israeli security forces expect massive protests to follow. Israeli forces are braced for violence in the West Bank, where Palestinian protesters burned photos of Trump Tuesday night, the Times of Israel reports. Trump... More »

Trump Gives Arab Leaders the News They've Dreaded

Tell them he plans to recognize Jerusalem as capital, though it's not official yet

(Newser) - President Trump spoke to Arab leaders on Tuesday and told them he's about to break with longstanding US policy and recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reports Reuters . The controversial news comes not from the White House but from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah, who... More »

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