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Palestinian double amputee killed by Israeli sniper

Gaza funeral for Ibrahim Abu Thurayyah, who was killed while protesting US move to name Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
2017-12-16 18:12 | News | Aljazeera

Jerusalem as capital: All the latest

Here are the latest developments since Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
2017-12-16 17:12 | News | Aljazeera

Fatah calls for protests against US VP Jerusalem visit

The Fatah faction of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas Saturday called for demonstrations next week when US Vice President Mike Pence visits Jerusalem, after Washington's policy shift on the holy city.
2017-12-16 15:12 | Middle East | DailyStar

Egypt opens Gaza border for four days

Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza Saturday for only the second time since the Palestinian Authority took control of the crossing from the territory's Islamist rulers Hamas.
2017-12-16 14:12 | Middle East | DailyStar

PA Says Will Not Accept Change on Jerusalem Border After US Western Wall Comments

The Palestinian Authority (PA) said Saturday it will not accept any change on the 1967 border of East Jerusalem. A U.S. official said Friday that Washington expects that the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City will be part of Israel. This position “confirms once again that the current U.S. administration has become completely outside the peace process," PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said in a statement cited by the official Wafa news agency.
2017-12-16 14:12 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestine | AlBawaba

Did Israel's Killing of a Disabled Protester Create Another 'Icon for an Intifada'?

Could the killing of double-amputee, Ibrahim Abu Thuraya, be the spark that ignites a third intifada in Palestine? That is what Palestinian journalist Nasser Atta has suggested.
2017-12-16 13:12 | The Loop, The Loop, Palestine | AlBawaba

Egypt opens Rafah border crossing for Palestinians  in both directions

Egyptian authorities on Saturday opened the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza in both directions to allow students, patients, humanitarian cases, and residence permit holders in Egypt and other Arab and foreign countries and workers abroad to pass. The crossing is set to remain open for four days. The responsibility of the crossing is … Continued The post Egypt opens Rafah border crossing for Palestinians  in both directions appeared first on Egypt Independent
2017-12-16 10:12 | Egypt, Gaza Stip, Palestinian Authority (PA) | EgyptIndependent

Jerusalem: Media flashpoints and erased narratives

Tropes, omissions and flaws in the coverage of US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Plus, WhatsApp in India.
2017-12-16 10:12 | News | Aljazeera

Four Palestinians Killed in Clashes with Israeli Forces

Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces Friday One was a wheelchair-bound activist from Gaza Ibrahim Abu Thurayya lost his legs in previous Israeli strikes Friday's deaths bring overall toll to 10  
2017-12-16 07:12 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

World As Global Sin: Jerusalem ‘Ante Portas’ – Essay

Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, said Donal Trump on December 6. Benjamin Netanyahu said efforts to deny the “millennial connection of
2017-12-16 05:12 | 1, Opinion | EurasiaReview

Towards a New Palestinian Beginning

Now that the American mask has completely fallen, Palestinians require an urgent rethink in their own political priorities, alliances and national liberation strategy. Business should not go on as usual after US President Donald Trump accepted Israel’s definition of Jerusalem as its capital, thus violating the overwhelming international consensus on the matter. The Fatah movement, … Continue reading "Towards a New Palestinian Beginning" The post Towards a New Palestinian Beginning appeared first on
2017-12-16 05:12 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Why Leave Well Enough Alone in Jerusalem?

“Today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” President Donald Trump said. “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality.” Trump’s formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital, reversing some seven decades of American policy, is arguably the most unnecessary decision of his time in office, and the clearest … Continue reading "Why Leave Well Enough Alone in Jerusalem?" The post Why Leave Well Enough Alone in Jerusalem?
2017-12-16 05:12 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Israel confronts Jerusalem outrage with bullets

Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded at least 160 others with live fire Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital entered a second week.
2017-12-16 00:12 | Middle East | DailyStar

Palestinians want Islamic world to deliver on promises

Palestinians have increasing expectations following the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) recent recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine, expressing the wish that Muslim-majority countries remain united on the decision, even moving their embassies to Jerusalem.
2017-12-16 00:12 | Turkey | Hurriyet

Palestinians killed in protests against Jerusalem move

Demonstrations against US recognition of Jerusalem turn deadly as Israeli troops open fire in Gaza and West Bank.
2017-12-15 22:12 | News | Aljazeera

Five key developments since Trump's Jerusalem move

US president's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital has led to protests, violence, condemnation and arrests.
2017-12-15 19:12 | News | Aljazeera

Protests held worldwide against Jerusalem capital move

Israeli forces kill four Palestinians amid outpouring of anger over US recognition of holy city as Israel's capital.
2017-12-15 19:12 | News | Aljazeera

Trump aide Greenblatt heads to Israel after Jerusalem announcement

President Donald Trump's US Middle East peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt will return to Israel next week for talks related to the peace efforts, a senior administration official said on Friday
2017-12-15 19:12 | Middle East | DailyStar

Pope to meet Jordan King Abdullah

Pope Francis will meet Jordan's King Abdullah II at the Vatican next week, the Holy See announced Friday, as Palestinians continue to clash with Israeli forces over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
2017-12-15 18:12 | Middle East | DailyStar

5 Points About Trump’s Speech on Jerusalem

1. “My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.” There is no doubt that President Donald Trump has indeed marked the beginning of a new approach to the conflict. He did, after all, just break with seven decades of U.S. policy and recognize Jerusalem as the […] The post 5 Points About Trump’s Speech on Jerusalem appeared first on The Islamic Monthly .
2017-12-15 18:12 | Homepage Slider, in-depth Internacional, International | TheIslamicMonthly

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza clashes: health ministry

A Palestinian wearing what appeared to be a suicide vest attacked Israeli border police in the occupied West Bank on Friday before being shot, AFP photos showed.
2017-12-15 15:12 | Middle East | DailyStar

Malaysia’s Mahathir calls Trump a ‘villain’ for Jerusalem plan

Muslim-majority Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday called U.S. President Donald Trump an “international bully” and a “villain” for his move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an anti-kleptocracy rally in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin Trump last week reversed decades of U.S. policy by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and said the United States would move its embassy to Jerusalem
2017-12-15 15:12 | News | AbrarOnline

Hamas will reverse Trump’s Jerusalem move, leader tells Gaza rally

Tens of thousands of Palestinians including hundreds of gunmen rallied in Gaza on Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of Hamas’s founding and its chief vowed to reverse U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Earlier in the day, Israel shut its border crossings with Gaza in response to daily rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled enclave since Trump’s announcement on Dec. 6, which stirred anger across the Arab and Muslim world and concern among Washington’s European allies
2017-12-15 15:12 | News | AbrarOnline

Trump’s Jerusalem decision is a victory for Evangelical politics

President Trump’s announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and that the American embassy will relocate, is—not surprisingly—going over badly with Arab partners, allies in Europe, and beyond. At first glance—and as many analysts have pointed out in recent days—his pronouncement appears somewhat incoherent with the administration’s stated policy of revitalizing peace…
2017-12-15 15:12 | News | Brookings

Palestinian Man Shot During Clashes in West Bank

A Palestinian man was shot and injured after allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier amid clashes that erupted Friday in the West Bank city of Ramallah, according to eyewitnesses. "Three Israeli soldiers fired 20 bullets at the young man at close range," one witness told Anadolu Agency. "He has since been taken to a hospital in Ramallah for treatment where he remains in critical condition," added the witness, speaking anonymously due to security concerns.
2017-12-15 14:12 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Israel | AlBawaba

Relations to be normal with Israel if peace achieved with Palestine: Saudi Foreign Minister

In an interview with the French state-run media media outlet FRANCE 24, the Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir said on Thursday that his country has a road map to normalize relations with Israel, once a peace process begins to take shape. “We have no relations with Israel, we have a road map for … Continued The post Relations to be normal with Israel if peace achieved with Palestine: Saudi Foreign Minister appeared first
2017-12-15 14:12 | Middle East, arab-israeli conflict, Israel | EgyptIndependent

Turkey seeking to annul Trump decision on Jerusalem at UN: Erdogan

Turkey is starting initiatives at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday
2017-12-15 14:12 | Middle East | DailyStar

UK will not move its embassy to Jerusalem: UK ambassador to Egypt

The British Ambassador to Cairo, John Casson, said that the British government disapproves of the US  decision preclaiming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem. He emohasized that the British government objects to the move, “We disagree, and this decision will not help achieve peace,” Casson stated. Casson’s statements … Continued The post UK will not move its embassy to Jerusalem: UK ambassador to Egypt appeared first on
2017-12-15 13:12 | Egypt, arab-israeli conflict, Israel | EgyptIndependent

Turkey to launch initiatives in UN to annul US’ Jerusalem move: Erdoğan

Turkey is launching initiatives in the United Nations to annul Washington’s “disgraceful” decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Dec. 15.
2017-12-15 12:12 | Turkey | Hurriyet

‘Entirely Wrong’: PA Responds to White House Abbas Comments

A spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas slammed the White House Thursday for calling Abbas ‘an obstacle to peace’. The statement was made because he criticized the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
2017-12-15 11:12 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Palestine | AlBawaba

Israel PM faces new questions in graft probe: reports

Fraud squad detectives questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his Jerusalem residence on Friday, the seventh time in a nearly year-long corruption probe, reports said
2017-12-15 11:12 | Middle East | DailyStar

Operation Jerusalem Capital: Second Balfour Declaration or Arab-Israeli NATO?

You have to admire the cynical brilliance of the electoral mummery of the United States, which yielded Donald Trump for president. From the point of view of the enterprising Robinson Crusoe-like US establishment, the “slurring” upstart, possibly godless brute, Man Friday, though as rich as Croesus, has usurped the management of the Exceptional Island of More
2017-12-15 08:12 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Israel can't hold Palestinians' remains as bargaining chips: Supreme Court

Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the state could not keep the bodies of Palestinian gunmen for use as bargaining chips to get back its own dead unless it enacted legislation permitting it to do so.
2017-12-15 08:12 | Middle East | DailyStar

'Beaten' Palestinian boy in viral photo charged

Fawzi al-Junaidi, 16, denies accusations of throwing stones and protesting, saying he was severely beaten by Israelis.
2017-12-15 07:12 | News | Aljazeera

OIC’s decision not retaliation for US move: Presidential spokesperson

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Istanbul declaration was not in “retaliation” to the United States decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital, presidential spokesperson İbrahim Kalın said on Dec. 14.
2017-12-15 07:12 | Turkey | Hurriyet

Turkey To Open Embassy In East Jerusalem

Speaking on Thursday, Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu said there is a “serious determination” among the international community to recognize
2017-12-15 06:12 | 1, World News | EurasiaReview

Towards a New Palestinian Beginning

Now that the American mask has completely fallen, Palestinians require an urgent rethink in their own political priorities, alliances and national liberation strategy. Business should not go on as usual after US President Donald Trump accepted Israel’s definition of Jerusalem as its capital, thus violating the overwhelming international consensus on the matter. The Fatah movement, […]
2017-12-15 04:12 | Donald Trump, Fatah, Gaza | DissidentVoice

Israel strikes Hamas targets after Gaza rocket fire

Israel carried out a series of airstrikes against Hamas in Gaza early Thursday, the army said, hours after more rockets were fired from the enclave.
2017-12-15 00:12 | Middle East | DailyStar

In sign of protest, Gaza eatery offers North Koreans discounts

A Gaza eatery is offering massive discounts to North Korean diners but there is just one problem - there are no North Koreans in Gaza.
2017-12-14 18:12 | News | TheAge

Mohammad bin Salman Doesn’t Want to Talk About Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia's rulers have lots of worries, but Trump's announcement about the holy city isn't one of them.
2017-12-14 15:12 | Argument, Israel/Palestine, Saudi Arabia | ForeignPolicy

Mohammed bin Salman Doesn’t Want to Talk About Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia's rulers have lots of worries, but Trump's announcement about the holy city isn't one of them.
2017-12-14 15:12 | Argument, Israel/Palestine, Saudi Arabia | ForeignPolicy

Muslim leaders call on world to recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the world to respond by recognising East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attend a news conference following the extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Osman Orsal Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who hosted the summit of more than 50 Muslim countries in
2017-12-14 14:12 | News | AbrarOnline

Hamas vows to liberate Palestine on 30th anniversary

Palestine celebrates the 30th anniversary of its foundation at a time of tensions. Hamas has said Palestine will continue with its project of liberation and resistance in all forms, according to a statement released on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its foundation which will be observed on Thursday. The group on Wednesday said it was preparing the “place and the tools” to lead its people “to liberation” and added that in order to fulfill the plan, “it chose
2017-12-14 14:12 | News | AbrarOnline

By Excluding Palestinian Voices From Jerusalem Debate, Cable News Avoided Addressing Israeli Rights Abuses

If Palestinians were given a larger platform, "people would have to confront the reality of supporting an apartheid regime," said Ahmad Abuznaid. The post By Excluding Palestinian Voices From Jerusalem Debate, Cable News Avoided Addressing Israeli Rights Abuses appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-12-14 14:12 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Will Erdogan cut ties with Israel over Jerusalem?

A round-up of the Turkish president's comments in wake of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
2017-12-14 13:12 | News | Aljazeera

Turkey vows to continue Jerusalem push until US steps back

The efforts of the Islamic world will continue until the United States steps back from its unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Dec. 14
2017-12-14 13:12 | Turkey | Hurriyet

Jordanian Pilot Tells Passengers They Will Fly Over 'Jerusalem, the Palestinian Capital'

In defiance of U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a Jordanian airline pilot recently told his passengers that they were about to fly over Jerusalem, “the Palestinian capital.” “We are now heading towards Palestine, after which we will fly north from Jerusalem, the Palestinian capital, to JFK International Airport,” Royal Jordanian Airlines Captain Yousef Dajeh told passengers aboard a commercial flight from Amman to New York earlier this week.
2017-12-14 13:12 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Jordan | AlBawaba

The Early Edition: December 14, 2017

Before the start of business,  Just Security  provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.   ISRAEL-PALESTINE The leaders gathered at the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (O.I.C.) declared East Jerusalem to be the capital of Palestine yesterday in response to Trump’s decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the meeting also considered Trump’s announcement to be a violation of U.N.…
2017-12-14 13:12 | Daily News Roundup, Featured | JustSecurity

Israel extends detention period of a boy who became symbol of protests

Israeli forces extended the detention period of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy who became the symbol of protests against a U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
2017-12-14 12:12 | News | IINA

Turkey's Erdogan to visit Sudan soon

December 14, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey will visit Sudan before the end of this month to boost economic relations between the two countries. The announcement was made following a meeting on Wednesday between Erdogan and President Omer al-Bashir who was in Istanbul for the extraordinary Islamic summit on Jerusalem. According to the official Sudan News Agency, It was agreed during the two-hour meeting that President Erdogan would visit Sudan on 24-25 December (...)
2017-12-14 12:12 | News | SudanTribune