Tag: Middle East

Paraguay officially moves embassy to Jerusalem: ‘We have no better friend,’ Netanyahu says

Paraguay officially moved its country’s embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, with President Horacio Cartes in Israel for the ceremony, also attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Paraguay is now the third country to move its embassy to Jerusalem, following the United States and Guatemala. The inauguration ceremony took place at noon at the embassy’s new home […]

Jared Kushner Drafting Final White House Mideast Peace Plan

On the eve of the opening of the controversial new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is completing the administration’s peace plan and weighs releasing it to the public, according to an Axios report Sunday.Kushner arrived Sunday in Israel at noon local time with the U.S. delegation that included Deputy Secretary […]

Israel fears ‘explosion of violence’ as US prepares to open embassy in Jerusalem

Police in Israel have started patrols and security sweeps of a southern Jerusalem neighbourhood, anxiously preparing for a US embassy inauguration that Israelis and Palestinians fear may launch a week of violence.The move on 14 May will mark the start of a potentially volatile week when Israel will celebrate its 70th anniversary and Palestinians mark […]

Israeli official says Israel should welcome Trump peace plan

A top Israel official said Monday that his government has never had a more favorable ally in the White House than Donald Trump and therefore it should welcome his administration’s forthcoming peace plan regardless of its content.Michael Oren, the deputy minister for diplomacy in the prime minister’s office, said the U.S. president’s much-anticipated plan will […]

Israeli Source: Trump Will Unveil Peace Plan After Embassy Move

President Donald Trump will unveil his long-gestating peace plan after the U.S. opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, an Israeli source stated on Saturday.Media reports have indicated that Trump’s plan is finished, but until now there have been no indications as to when it might be made public.Israel’s Channel Two cites a “senior political source” saying that the […]

Israel ‘completely surprised’ to hear Trump may attend Jerusalem embassy opening

Israeli officials professed themselves “completely surprised” Saturday by US  President Donald Trump’s remark Friday that he might travel to Israel next month for the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem.Standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a White House press conference, Trump responded to a question from the Christian Broadcasting Network over […]

Ivanka, Kushner, Mnuchin to attend Jerusalem embassy opening

Some 250 people will join a US delegation to Israel’s capital for the opening of the new embassy in Jerusalem next month, Axios reported on Sunday, including dozens of lawmakers, senior advisers to President Donald Trump, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.According to Axios, Mnuchin will lead the American delegation to Jerusalem, where the US is […]

Israel destroys Hamas’ ‘longest and deepest’ border tunnel yet

A massive tunnel built by the Hamas terror group in northern Gaza — the “longest and deepest” one ever found — has been destroyed after the Israeli military infiltrated the territory, officials said.The passage near Nahal Oz was reported to be connected to a network of other tunnels in the Gaza Strip. Isreal’s military said the […]

Tens of thousands of Jews returning to Israel

After being spread throughout the world for 2,000 years – and just 70 years after the rebirth of Israel as a nation – tens of thousands of Jews are returning to their homeland, as prophesied is the Bible.   From around the globe, Jews are making “aliyah” – or returning to their ancient Holy Land […]

Turkey Says Not Siding With Anyone on Syria

ANKARA (REUTERS) – Turkey does not stand with or against any country on Syria and its policy in the region is different from that of Iran, Russia and the United States, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.   The comments by Bozdag, the government spokesman, were in response to a reporter’s question about […]