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4 Palestinians killed in new wave of violence over US Jerusalem move

GAZA CITY: Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded Friday in clashes with Israeli forces as tens of thousands demonstrated against Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. President Donald Trump’s December 6 announcement that he would break with decades of US policy and move the embassy to Jerusalem has stirred global condemnation, as well…

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EU leaders say Jerusalem stance ‘unchanged’ after Trump move

BRUSSELS: European Union leaders on Thursday rejected US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, saying they stuck by their view that the city’s status should be settled by negotiation. Trump’s administration invited widespread criticism earlier this month when it officially recognised Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, effectively ignoring Palestinian claims on…

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This is a Jordanian pilot’s own style to defy Trump

In defiance of U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a Jordanian airline pilot recently told his passengers that they were about to fly over Jerusalem, “the Palestinian capital”. “We are now heading towards Palestine, after which we will fly north from Jerusalem, the Palestinian capital, to JFK International Airport,”…

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Muslim leaders urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestine capital

ISTANBUL: Leaders from the the world’s main pan-Islamic body on Wednesday urged the international community to recognise East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel. The emergency summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul said it declared “East Jerusalem as the…

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US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital undermines its role as honest peace broker: Asif

ISTANBUL: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital undermines its role as an honest broker in the Middle East peace process. He was speaking at the meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers in Istanbul ahead of the summit convened by Turkey to explore ways to deal with the…

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Muslim world should recognize Al Quds as Palestine capital: Erdogan

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on all nations of the world to recognize Al Quds as the capital of Palestine at the emergency Islamic summit called in response to the US decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital. Addressing the summit of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Erdogan condemned…

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Erdogan seeks to galvanise Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday chairs an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, seeking to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Erdogan, whose country holds the rotating chairmanship of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will be hoping to unite…

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PM reaches Istanbul to attend extraordinary OIC Summit on Jerusalem

ISTANBUL: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday arrived here to attend the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Al-Quds Al-Sharif on the invitation of President of Turkey. The prime minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and other high officials. The prime minister…

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‘We are one’: Palestinian Christians and Muslims unite against Trump’s Jerusalem call

JERUSALEM: Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinians protested by turning off the lights on the Christmas tree outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.  It was a timely reminder that while headlines focused on Islamist calls for uprisings and Trump’s references to…

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Anti-Trump rally: IJT protestors reach US consulate in Karachi

KARACHI: Police geared up to deal with a protest as a large number of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) supporters staging anti-US rally massed outside US consulate. Amid heavy police deployment, all roads leading to the M.T Khan Road and Mai Kolachi Road were already sealed with shipping containers; however, participants of the rally managed to…

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Bella Hadid went to a pro-Palestinian protest outside the US embassy. Now the internet can’t get enough of her

NEWS DESK: After expressing support for the Palestinians in an emotional Instagram post, international model Bella Hadid participated in a protest outside the US embassy in London. Bella Hadid at the Free Palestine protest outside the American Embassy in London today. Via @BellaHadidDaily — Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) December 9, 2017 Bella Hadid at the…

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Swedish PM condemns attempted arson attack at synagogue as three arrested

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven attends a news conference at Rosenbad, the Swedish government headquarters, in Stockholm, Sweden July 27, 2017. TT News Agency/Erik Simander via REUTERS/Files STOCKHOLM: Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said, reported Reuters. There were…

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Anti-Semitism has no place in Germany, minister says after Israeli flags burned

Protesters demonstrate outside the U.S. embassy against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in Berlin, Germany December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt BERLIN: German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said there was no place for anti-Semitism in Germany after demonstrators angered by U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital…

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Palestinian stabs Israeli guard in Jerusalem

Protesters are seen near the U.S. embassy in Awkar, in Beirut, Lebanon December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir JERUSALEM: A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reported…

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Macron asks Netanyahu to make gestures to break peace impasse

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron told Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday that he needed to make gestures to the Palestinians to enable to break the impasse between the two sides, reported Reuters. Netanyayu was in Paris ahead of a meeting with EU foreign ministers on Monday when they will try present a unified…

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Trump’s Jerusalem move protested across Europe

LONDON: Protest demonstrations have been held across the Europe to denounce the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protest marches were held in Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Sweden at which the protesters chanted slogans in solidarity with the Palestinian people. In Geneva, protesters gathered in front of the United Nations to…

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Watch: Protest in Britain against Trump’s Jerusalem move

A protest was held in British city of Birmingham against United States President Donald Trump’s decision of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and shifting his country’s embassy there.

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McDonald’s Malaysia refutes Israel ties after boycott calls

The corporate logo of McDonald’s Corp fast food chain is seen on display in the Malaysian town of Pekan May 4, 2013. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian franchise of McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) said it was “disappointed” with calls on social media to boycott the fast food restaurant chain in apparent retaliation to the United…

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Palestine to snub Pence during visit over Jerusalem move

A demonstrator holds a Palestinian flag during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah December 9, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman CAIRO/GAZA: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice…

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Arab states urge U.S. to abandon Jerusalem move

CAIRO: Arab foreign ministers late on Saturday urged the United States to abandon its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying the move would increase violence throughout the region. The announcement by President Donald Trump on Wednesday was a “dangerous violation of international law”, had no legal impact and was “void”, the Arab League…

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Kuwaitis hold rare protest to denounce Trump’s Jerusalem move

KUWAIT CITY: Dozens of people took part in an authorised but rare protest Saturday in Kuwait City to denounce US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protesters gathered at Irada Square outside the National Assembly carrying banners reading “Jerusalem is an eternal Palestinian capital” and “Terrorism is an American…

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