The Jerusalem Post reports: The Knesset and the Congress will jointly mark 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem in an event scheduled to be broadcast on live video link between the two legislatures next Tuesday. The move could be viewed as tacit recognition by the White House of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and spark […]
In a parting interview with The Jerusalem Post six years ago, Arizona Senator Jon Kyl said his biggest regret in three decades of public service was adding a presidential waiver to the Jerusalem Embassy Act that he authored in 1995. The law requires the US to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and passed […]
JERUSALEM, Israel – When it comes to Israeli-Palestinian talks, the subject of a divided Jerusalem is often the deal breaker for the Jewish state. But why? Jerusalem’s Old City, the Temple Mount, and the Mount of Olives all share common bonds. In addition to biblical significance, they’re all in the part of the city Palestinians […]
In 1980, Israel officially annexed east Jerusalem declaring united Jerusalem to be the undivided and eternal capital of the Jewish people.
Abbas met Trump in Washington in early May for their first face-to-face talks. According to Haaretz, Abbas urged Trump at the time to restart peace talks under the 2008 offer made by Olmert.
US President Donald Trump landed in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, shortly after taking the presidential helicopter Marine One from Ben-Gurion Airport to the capital. Trump was due to hold a bilateral meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin after arriving in Jerusalem. Trump’s schedule for the day included a visit at the Western Wall and a […]
“Everyone is convinced that the president of the United States wants to act effectively for peace,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Sunday at a press conference in Amman, alongside Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat. “The three of us felt a genuine commitment by Trump to resolve the conflict,” […]
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted Sunday that Israel may not want the U.S. Embassy to move to Jerusalem if that could harm peace process prospects, but Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quickly rejected any such suggestion. “Israel’s position has been stated many times to the American administration and to the world,” Netanyahu said in […]
Housing and Construction Minister Maj. Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant addressed the opening of the “Touching the Moment” exhibition at the Davidson Center in Jerusalem this afternoon (Monday), to strengthen the city’s status. “Jerusalem for the Jewish people is not ‘another place.’ The entire world looks to Jerusalem because the deepest and most fundamental values of […]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked anger from Israel on Monday with a string of critical remarks — including his claim that Jerusalem remains under Israeli “occupation.” “Both in terms of our religion and historical responsibility, Al-Quds and the fight of our Palestinian brothers for rights and justice is of great importance to us. We […]