Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, forcefully defended Israel in the violence at Gaza, potentially widening a rift between the U.S. and allies. The U.N.'s Middle East envoy said there was no justifying the killings of more than 50 Palestinians by Israeli fire at the Gaza border, and several Security Council members called … Continue reading Why Nikki Haley walked out of a U.N. meeting
The US president Donald Trump on 6 December granted recognition to Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a decision which attracted huge criticisms and protests from most majority-Muslim countries, with subtle threats from notable Islamic leaders in the Middle East. However the subsequent bloody clashes were, there's more to know about the history of this long-lasting Israeli-Palestinian … Continue reading What you need to know about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
By an overwhelming majority, Member States in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday “demanded” that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem, following an earlier decision by the United States to recognize the Holy City as the capital of Israel. Through a resolution adopted by a recorded vote of 128 in favor … Continue reading Member states expected to comply with UN resolutions regarding status of Jerusalem
The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron are working together in persuading the United States to reconsider its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Both leaders agreed to “close cooperation” on the Jerusalem crisis, a presidential source said. Image: Erdogan and Macron The two leaders agreed … Continue reading Turkey and France lobbying Trump to reverse decision on Jerusalem
Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has attracted condemnation from many Arab countries, and citizens have been quick to launch verbal attacks against the American president, taking into consideration the obvious truth that there's so little they can do by diplomatic means. It is commendable that violence has surprisingly, not been the … Continue reading The only way Arab leaders will fight Trump’s decision on Jerusalem
As Israel forge strong ties with some Gulf states following Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, an overwhelmingly excited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged Europeans to emulate nations that don’t even recognize his country’s right to exist. Netanyahu made the statement while addressing international diplomats in the aftermath of Trump's delivery of his … Continue reading Netanyahu urge Europeans not to bother showing recognition to Jerusalem
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Saturday that any move by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital would derail the peace process and fuel extremism. Ahmed's threat came in response to a Friday report from Reuters which quoted a senior U.S. official as revealing that President Donald Trump will likely … Continue reading Declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and enjoy a bloodbath, Palestinian Authority warns Trump
CNN--Donald Trump will not be like previous presidential candidates who pledge to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and then sidestep the issue once in office. Mr. Trump believes the selection of a capital city should be up to the people of the country. Image: US Presidential aspirant Donald Trump. As president, he would recognize the … Continue reading TRUMP GETS IT RIGHT ON JERUSALEM, THIS TIME.