Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

 

Time for the US to walk away from the PLO

editor 12 February 2018

By Caroline Glick.. On Tuesday (January 30, 2018) in Bethlehem, the Palestinians demonstrated the choice the Americans now face in their dealings with Fatah – the supposedly moderate PLO faction that controls the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. President Donald Trump and his advisers can play by Fatah’s rules or they can walk away. On Tuesday a delegation of diplomats from the US Consulate in Jerusalem came to Bethlehem to participate in a meeting of the local chamber of commerce. When they arrived in the city, Fatah members attacked them. Their vehicles with diplomatic license plates were pelted with tomatoes and eggs by a mob of protesters calling out anti-American slogans. (more…)

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Jewish, Christian leaders visit Guatemala to affirm nation’s ‘courageous act’ on Jerusalem

editor 3 February 2018

By Sean Savage.. “Pray for the well-being of Yerushalayim; “May those who love you be at peace.” Psalms 122:6. In the wake of Guatemala’s decision to relocate its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem following President Donald Trump’s historic announcement of the same policy decision in early December, a large delegation of Jewish and Christian leaders traveled to Guatemala last week to thank President Jimmy Morales for the move and offer support for the Central American nation. [Photo top right: American Jewish and Christian leaders meeting with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales. (Credit: World Jewish Congress).] (more…)

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Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence in Special Session of the Knesset

editor 29 January 2018

By The White House Foreign Policy.. The Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Speaker Edelstein, Leader Herzog, members of the Knesset, justices of the Supreme Court, citizens of Israel — (applause) — it is deeply humbling for me to stand before this vibrant democracy — (applause) — to have the great honour to address this Knesset, the first Vice President of the United States to be afforded that privilege here in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel. (Applause.) (more…)

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Palestinianism Is Over. Someone Please Tell The British

editor 25 January 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. Apparently insulted by repeated slights from Britain’s political class and populace, President Donald Trump has decided to cancel his proposed visit there. Desperate to rescue the all-important post-Brexit US trade deal that might now be in jeopardy, Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to “clear the air” with the president at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week (23-26 January 2018 Davos-Klosters, Switzerland). Good luck with that one. [Photo top right: Pottery found in the City of David excavations | Photo credit Ferrel’s Travel Blog].  (more…)

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A Historic Watershed That Shames Britain and Europe

editor 13 January 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. It’s a seismic event, a great decision and a historic watershed. This is where blackmail and intimidation are faced down. This is where appeasement ends. President Trump’s speech recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has signaled that, for America, the century- long Arab attempt to destroy Israel’s legitimacy – the essence of the Middle East conflict – has failed. Trump was careful and subtle. He did not say all of Jerusalem was Israel’s capital. The US will support a two-state solution if Israel and the Arabs agree to it. (more…)

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The British and European Perfidy

editor 22 December 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Twenty-four hours after President Trump’s watershed speech recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, there has been predictable Palestinian violence and equally predictable, almost unanimous condemnation from Western European leaders and the western left. What needs to be understood is that the former is symbiotically connected to the latter. As I said in my blog post yesterday, the Palestinians use violence in order to get a reaction that advances their agenda. (more…)

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Long History of Hypocrisy about Jerusalem

editor 21 December 2017

By Tarek Fatah.. President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel had barely sunk in when predictions of a looming catastrophe started to make waves in the mainstream liberal media. Not surprisingly, Tony Burman, former head of Al Jazeera English and CBC News, warned in the Toronto Star that “(recognizing Jerusalem) foreshadows a dangerous new phase in the conflict that will encourage extremists on both sides to reach for the gun and engulf the region in violence.” [Photo top right: US Presidents Bush senior and junior, Obama, Clinton and Carter](more…)

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After US veto, UN General Assembly to meet on Jerusalem status

editor 20 December 2017

By The Straits Times.. UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) – The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday (Dec 21, 2017) at the request of Arab and Muslim states on US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour said the General Assembly would vote on a draft resolution calling for Trump’s declaration to be withdrawn, which was vetoed by the United States in the 15-member UN Security Council on Monday (Dec 18, 2017). [Photo top right: Palestine’s Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour (centre) walks through the room before a vote on a draft resolution that would reject Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec 18, 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York. Photo: AFP].  (more…)

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150 German-Speaking Jewish Leaders Gather In Jerusalem

editor 16 December 2017

By Tamara Zieve.. Some 150 young Jewish leaders from German-speaking countries gathered in Jerusalem over the weekend for an annual event hosted by the Jewish Agency for Israel. According to JAFI, this is the largest annual gathering of its kind. It is usually held in Europe, but took place in Israel’s capital this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. The three-day event began on Friday (December 8, 2017) and ended Sunday (December 10, 2017), and sought to show participants different aspects of Jerusalem while providing a platform for the Jewish leaders to network and connect with one another. [Photo top right:German-speaking Jewish leaders gather at the Western Wall in Jerusalem (Photo credit: Yoel Koskas Photography & Art)].  (more…)

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So Just Shut Up!

editor 16 December 2017

By Paula Stern.. Ever feel like going outside and screaming at the top of your lungs, “Just SHUT UP!” I can’t do that because, with several small grandchildren, I would have them repeating it to everyone they know and so, in silence I suffer as I read the words of others, as I hear them express one of several absurd and inaccurate comments. Most prevalent, and most annoying is the one where people suggest that the US should not move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem because of the threat of violence. Talk about giving in to terrorism! OMG. [Photo top right: Still from Danny Ayalon’s Youtube video “The Truth About Jerusalem”]. (more…)

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