On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said in a statement that the United States officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will start the process of relocating the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The decision has sparked outrage across the globe.
A representative from the governing Palestinian party, Fatah, said that his people will not accept the US as a partner in a peace process before it reverses its Jerusalem decision. Sputnik spoke with the Secretary of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Mike Napier, about how much the US has damaged its credibility among the Palestinians.
The Israeli military has said it will continue to "use all means" available to protect the country from attempted attacks from Palestinian territory. A day earlier, the IDF said that three rockets targeting Israel were fired from Palestinian territories, as part of the recent increase in tensions between the Jewish state and Hamas.
US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off aid payments to Palestine if the country does not return to the negotiating table with Israel.
Speaking on the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the establishment of Fatah, Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas slammed the Israeli Defense Forces and “settler terrorist groups” for their “crimes” against the Palestinians.
Sixty-three teenagers have reportedly sent an open letter to Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, urging the nation’s youth to refuse military service due to ‘racist government policy’ in the West Bank, The Israel Times reports.
Describing the situation in the region as extremely tense and unstable, Netanyahu said Israel will use its right to protect itself against any threat. In particular, he spoke against Iran’s military presence in Syria, a claim repeatedly denied by Tehran.
The comment by Israel’s deputy foreign minister came after Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced the relocation of his country’s embassy to Jerusalem. Earlier, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution rejecting the US decision on the status of Jerusalem.
In an unprecedented situation, Washington failed to convince its closest allies in the Arab world to support Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in the UN General Assembly, Aiman Abdel Shafi an academic specializing on international relations and the US affairs told Sputnik.
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Arab League welcomes the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) adoption of a resolution that preserves Jerusalem's status and refuses to recognize it as Israel's capital, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the organization's secretary-general, said Friday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to cave to Washington's threat to cut aid to countries that vote against the US over its Jerusalem move at the UN General Assembly, saying that he expects the world to teach Washington "a very good lesson" over its decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital.
A viral video has been filmed amid protests against US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel which have been going on for 2 weeks.
Washington’s move to block a UN Security Council resolution aimed at legally voiding any unilateral decisions on the status of Jerusalem has been condemned by Iran and Turkey.
The US, being a permanent member of the UN Security Council, has vetoed a Palestine-drafted resolution over President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
During the meeting, Palestinian leaders are unlikely to discuss the canceling of the recognition of Israel, but they are seeking a new strategy in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated his tough position on the Jerusalem issue days after the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (IOC) emergency summit in Istanbul.
The draft resolution is likely to be supported by most of the UN Security Council members. However, Washington is likely to veto the document, according to diplomatic sources.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has proposed the introduction of an anti-Semitism commissioner.
The UN Security Council will on Monday consider a Palestine-drafted resolution over the recent US decision to recognize the city as the Israeli capital.
Jerusalem must remain a spiritual center of three major religions, the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations said on Saturday.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday repeated Ankara’s commitment to support Palestine amid the political crisis sparked by the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.