Tens of thousands protest on Gaza border, 37 dead in clashes
Palestinians followed through with their vow to protest massively along the Gaza border Monday with tens of thousands demonstrating and 37 killed by Israeli fire as clashes erupted over the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.
Zawahiri calls for jihad on eve of US embassy move to Jerusalem
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Sunday said America's decision to shift its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem was evidence that negotiations and "appeasement" have failed Palestinians as he urged Muslims carry out jihad against the United States.
First signs go up for US embassy in Jerusalem
Workmen on Monday put up street signs to the US embassy due to open in Jerusalem on May 14, a move hailed as historic by Israel but loathed by Palestinians.
Trump 'may' attend US embassy opening in Jerusalem
Donald Trump said he may attend the opening of a controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem, a fraught prospect designed to underscore close ties with Benjamin Netanyahu, as he hosted the Israeli leader at the White House on Monday. The embattled US president warmly welcomed the embattled Israeli prime minister, claiming ties between their two…
Jerusalem holy site stays shut in Christian protest
The church in Jerusalem built at the traditional site of Jesus's burial remained closed for a third day Tuesday as Christian leaders protested against Israeli tax measures and a controversial proposed law.
Jerusalem is off negotiation table, says President Trump
United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump has reiterated that the issue of Jerusalem is off the negotiating table after his decision to declare the city as the capital of Israel and move the American embassy to the holy city from Tel Aviv. “By taking Jerusalem off the table I wanted to make it clear that…
Mahmoud Abbas wins EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem
The European Union (EU) assured President Mahmoud Abbas it supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state, in the bloc’s latest rejection of United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. At a meeting in Brussels with EU foreign ministers, Abbas repeated his call for…
Mike Pence says U.S. embassy to open in Jerusalem next year
The American embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of next year, United States (U.S.) Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli parliamentarians to enthusiastic applause. Greeted by a standing ovation yesterday inside the Knesset, Pence’s speech was in its introductory phase when a scuffle broke out as Palestinian lawmakers from the…
‘Let’s make Crowther’s hometown our own Jerusalem,’ says cleric
As part of measures to honour the foremost translator of the Bible to Yoruba language and the first African Anglican Bishop in Nigeria, Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther, Christian leaders across the country have being charged to organize an annual assembly of Christians at his Osoogun hometown in Iseyin local government area of Oyo State. The…
Nigeria’s vote against Jerusalem was not political, says Onyeama
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Jideofor Kwusike Onyeama, in this interview tells LEO SOBECHI the challenges, achievements and position of his ministry in managing Nigeria’s diplomacy. Nigeria recently voted against the declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, what motivated that stand? There is a UN resolution on our foreign policy, which is hinged…