Tag: Middle East

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 […]

Abbas sets conditions for hearing out Trump’s forthcoming peace plan

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership will only engage with the Trump administration’s anticipated peace plan if it backs a two-state solution and recognizes east Jerusalem as the capital of “the State of Palestine.”“We will not listen to anything that comes [from the Trump administration], regardless of what it […]

Saudi crown prince: Israelis have right to their own land

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has declared that Israel has the right to its own land alongside Palestinians. In an interview with the US-based The Atlantic magazine, the 32 year old heir to the Saudi throne declared: “I believe that each people, anywhere, has a right to live in their peaceful nation.” The crown prince […]

“Trump is destined to rebuild the temple”

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump might not be the most popular person inside the beltway, in California, on U.S. college campuses or in the American media, but his support is growing in Israel, with one prominent rabbi saying he believes the president is destined to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple before the coming of the Messiah.Rabbi Yosef […]

Activists carry out Passover Sacrifice ritual at foot of Temple Mount

Hundreds of activists and supporters attended the annual exercise of the Passover sacrifice that was conducted for the first time next to the Southern Wall, at the foot of the Temple Mount.In the past years, the ceremony was conducted in various locations far from the Temple Mount itself, such as the Old City, Mount Olives […]

Palestinian Authority calls on Hamas to hand over Gaza ‘all at once’

The Palestinian Authority government on Tuesday called on Hamas to transfer full control of the Gaza Strip to it “all at once.”Hamas has controlled Gaza since ousting the PA from the territory in 2007. “[The government] called on Hamas to hand over the Gaza Strip all at once and affirmed its readiness to take full […]

U.S., European powers to continue Iran talks this week

WASHINGTON – US officials will pick up discussions with their British, French and German counterparts on Thursday over the fate of the Iran nuclear deal, weeks ahead of a deadline set by US President Donald Trump threatening to pull out of the accord.Trump administration officials say the talks are at an “advanced” stage entering their […]