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Fresh Palestinian protests against Trump Jerusalem decision

AFP

© AFP / by Joe Dyke | Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem’s Old City

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Thousands of Palestinians took part in fresh protests Friday against Washington’s controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but a week on there is no sign of a threatened new intifada.US President Donald Trump’s December 6 announcement that he would break with decades of American policy and move his embassy to Jerusalem has stirred international condemnation, as well as protests across the Palestinian territories and Arab world. 628 more words

Israeli army carried out airstrikes over Gaza

Dozens of Palestinians were injured after Israeli forces struck two locations in the Gaza strip, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. 7 more words

Israel

'We are one' - Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump's Jerusalem call

 

 Reuters International

This content was published on December 12, 2017

A protester shouts slogans during a demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital opposite to the American embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel December 12, 2017. 647 more words

Asia

In sign of gently warming ties, Bahraini delegation visits Israel

Members of the ‘This is Bahrain’ group say they were sent by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ‘with a message of peace’

By TOI staff… 318 more words

Asia

Short history of Jerusalem

Jerusalem is considered to be the holiest city by all 3 Abrahamic faiths namely Christianity, Islam & Judaism.

In last few days, it has come into limelight after US president, Donald Trump declared it as a capital city of Israel which got criticism and condemnation from several countries and massive protest by Palestinians who also regard it as their capital. 452 more words

History

Iranian Vice-Speaker Urges Muslim States to Cut off Ties with US over Jerusalem Move

TEHRAN (FNA)- Vice-Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Motahhari lambasted Washington for the decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, and asked Islamic states to sever ties with the US in response. 371 more words

Hundreds demonstrate in Israeli Arab town against Jerusalem recognition -- “Let us die as martyrs — there is no place for the State of Israel.”

Protesters march in Umm al-Fahm, carrying signs reading ‘Al-Quds is the capital of Palestine’; Arab MK: US now at forefront of opposition to peace

By Times of Israel Staff… 534 more words