The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect.
“We are united – Christians, Muslims, we are one.”
Bandwagoning with the US cannot be a substitute for a working foreign policy in our own region and near abroad.
Violence erupted for a third day in Gaza in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday, which overturned decades of US policy towards the Middle East.
The announcement by President Donald Trump on Wednesday was a “dangerous violation of international law” and had no legal impact, the Arab League said in a statement.
Trump’s announcement has the potential of not only affecting the political ecology of a place where history is a matter of life and death, but could also cause a ripple effect much further afield.
Maya Mirchandani discusses the impact of Trump’s announcement recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on US foreign policy in the Middle East, Israel-Palestine peace process and India’s role in the Arab region. Joining her in this discussion are Alex Travelli from The Economist, assistant professor Khinvraj Jangid from O.P. Jindal Global University and distinguished fellow at Observer Research Foundation Harsh Pant.
Trump reversed decades of US policy on Wednesday with his announcement and instructions to begin the process of moving the embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
With Trump’s Jerusalem Move Setting Off Violent Ripples, Palestine Looks to India for Stronger Statement
India’s statement did not directly refer to the two-state solution or East Jerusalem, which is India’s traditional position on Palestine – and it was noticed.
The UN Security Council will meet on Friday over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
India’s response was muted, with no reiteration of its long standing position on East Jerusalem being the future capital of Palestine.
Centuries ago, Jerusalem’s Muslim families were entrusted with the duty of opening and closing the church doors, a task they perform to this day.
Netanyahu was questioned for several hours at his residence in an ongoing fraud investigation under the oversight of the state attorney, the country’s chief prosecutor, and with the authorisation of the attorney-general.
The view was unequivocally supported by the representatives of Bolivia and Uruguay, two of the ten non-permanent members of the Security Council in addition to five permanent members
Chaotic scenes unfolded as Israeli police used stun grenades to try to control crowds charging forward.
For ten days now, Jerusalem has seen the worst bloodshed in years spurred by Israel’s decision to install metal detectors at the entrance to the mosque.
As with anything connected to politics and religion in the Holy Land, the dispute is about much more than the security devices themselves.
Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank on Saturday and its police broke up a crowd of stone-throwing Palestinians in Jerusalem.
There is little doubt that Modi and Netanyahu bonded warmly during the visit. But, the relationship remains firmly anchored in defence supplies and a few joint ventures, with limited transfer of technology to India.
With a deadline for a decision looming, Trump is likely to continue his predecessors’ policy of signing a six-month waiver overriding a 1995 law requiring that the embassy be transferred to Jerusalem.
Israel wants the White House to explain why a US diplomat said the holy Western Wall in Jerusalem’s old city is part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Tillerson said Trump’s decision would depend on how it is seen by governments in the region and whether Israel views it as a helpful move in the peace process.
Such settlements, in territory that Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war, are deemed illegal by most of the world.
The wall is a constrictor that crushes Palestinian space, mind and body. The wall is a prison. To feel blessed to visit Bethlehem is a spiritual crime.
Palestinian officials indicated Abbas would emphasise his concern about Israeli settlement-building on occupied land and the need for a two-state solution to the conflict.
The announcement is the second such declaration since US President Donald Trump, who has signalled a pro-Israel stance, took office on Friday.
In a statement issued by Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer lowered expectations of an imminent move that could anger the Arab world.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement came hours after delaying a crucial vote on an proposal to annex one of the West Bank’s largest settlements..
Stepping behind the White House podium for the last time, Obama’s seemed to be addressing an audience of one: the man who will replace him at noon Friday.
Donald Trump’s diplomatic ‘choices’ challenge the larger Israel-Palestine peace process that stands vulnerable to permanent disruption.
In a meeting of UN Security Council to be held in Paris, major leaders will caution Trump that a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians is the only way forward.
In the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in months, officer cadets were targeted as they disembarked from a bus in the city.
The Jerusalem municipality is due to act on requests to construct hundreds of new homes for Israelis in areas that Israel captured in 1967 and annexed to the city.
Trump spokesman said the president-elect “remains firmly committed” to relocating the embassy but said the logistics have not been decided yet.
While campaigning, Trump pledged to switch the embassy to Jerusalem, all but enshrining the city as Israel’s capital regardless of international objections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met at Hyderabad House today, where they discussed strengthening diplomatic ties.
US Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, said that Obama had no plans to pursue a new Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative before leaving office.
A story of a sad and gentle man’s resilience against malice, his undying optimism to win back his ancestral land, and with it a war that was lost long ago.
The pipe is illegal. The Occupation, too, is illegal. But it has its rules. Soldiers and policemen enforce the rules. Officers issue orders, which are obeyed. Fourteen families in Al-Hadidiya remain thirsty.
In Palestine’s occupied West Bank, different kind of theatre, music, circus and dance are thriving, and serve not just as entertainment but a means for Palestinians to assert life, their living and existence.