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Pence Middle East trip a cause for concern in Jordan

US Vice President Mike Pence’s Middle East trip stands out as a positive milestone for the Israeli Right. But for Jordan it looks entirely different. This is because it has reinforced the sense of the demise of the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a core Jordanian interest, perhaps even a matter of survival.Be the […]

Key European body to vote on condemning Trump’s Jerusalem recognition

The leading European human rights assembly on Tuesday was set to discuss a resolution that would condemn the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and call for an increased European role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, an Israeli official told the Times of Israel. The resolution, which will be voted on […]

Pence: Timing of Trump peace plan depends on Palestinians

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the timing of a long-awaited US Middle East peace initiative depended on the return of Palestinians to negotiations. President Donald Trump’s advisers have been working on the outlines of a plan for some time. But Palestinians ruled out Washington as a peace broker after the US president’s […]

US, Palestinian Authority have had no contact since Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

Egypt and Jordan both disagreed with the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but have moved on, and now it is time for the Palestinian Authority to do the same and return to negotiations, US Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday at the end of his two-day visit here. Pence, in an interview […]

Pence tells Israeli lawmakers: U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open before end of 2019

In language steeped in Biblical references, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addressed a special session of Knesset on Monday, on the first day of his visit in Israel and announced that the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open by the end of 2019.>>FULL TEXT: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s speech at Israel’s KnessetIn his remarks, Pence said […]

Abbas wins renewed EU backing for Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem

At a meeting in Brussels with EU foreign ministers, Abbas repeated his call for East Jerusalem as capital as he urged EU governments to recognise a state of Palestine immediately, arguing that this would not disrupt negotiations with Israel on a peace settlement for the region.While Abbas made no reference to Trump’s move on Jerusalem […]

Public invited to attend annual world interfaith harmony assembly

The public is invited to attend the 8th Annual Interfaith Harmony Assembly, “Voices in Harmony,” which will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, at Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas, 18 Patsy Lane, Jamesville.This event is a collaboration between InterFaith Works, Women Transcending Boundaries and local faith communities to help spread a message […]

Tillerson calls on global community: ‘Nuclear-armed’ N. Korea not acceptable

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on partners to maximize pressure on North Korea and combat the regime’s attempts to evade international sanctions.Interested in North Korea?Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.North Korea Add InterestSitting beside his counterparts from […]

India’s digital ID project could violate rights of millions, campaigners say

India’s ambitious biometric identity project could lead to millions of people being denied access to essential services and benefits in violation of their human rights, campaigners said, ahead of key court hearings on the legitimacy of the program.India launched Aadhaar, now the world’s biggest biometric database, in 2009 to streamline welfare payments and cut wastage […]

APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials.President Donald Trump hasn’t made a final decision, but appears […]