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Khamenei’s envoy says Iran can destroy Israel: Fars news agency

The Supreme Leader’s envoy at Iran’s Quds force said on Thursday that Tehran could destroy Israel and warned it to avoid any “stupid” measure against the Islamic Republic, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. “If Israel wants to continue its treacherous existence … it should avoid stupid measures. If they give excuses to Iran, Tel…

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Israel orders African refugees to leave country within three months or face prison

NEWS DESK: The Israeli government has ordered thousands of African refugees and migrants to leave the country within three months or face prison, reported The Independent with additional input from agencies. The Population and Immigration Authority called this week on those from Sudan and Eritrea to leave “to their country or to a third country”,…

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India’s silence on Jerusalem issue makes Arab countries uneasy

NEW DELHI : A dozen Arab ambassadors have asked India to clarify its position on the U.S recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, diplomatic sources said, after New Delhi’s muted response suggested a shift in support for the Palestinian cause. U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy this month when he recognized…

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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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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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Israelis march in Tel Aviv to protest against Netanyahu, corruption

TEL AVIV: Thousands of Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday for the second consecutive week against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse of office, reported Reuters. Police estimated the number of demonstrators at about 10,000 and they followed last Saturday’s demonstration, which was by…

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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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Muslims pray outside White House to protest Trump Jerusalem move

WASHINGTON: Hundreds of Muslims attended Friday prayers in front of the White House to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Responding to the call of American Muslim organizations, worshippers laid out their prayer mats at a park in front of the president’s residence. Wearing traditional Palestinian keffiyeh scarves…

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Isolated US defends Trump on Jerusalem at the UN

UNITED NATIONS: The United States stood alone Friday as one after another fellow UN Security Council member criticized its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The debate unfolded at a largely symbolic emergency meeting of the council — no vote on a resolution was planned, as the US has veto power — two days…

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Isolated US defends Trump on Jerusalem at the UN

UNITED NATIONS: The United States stood alone Friday as one after another fellow UN Security Council member criticized its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The debate unfolded at a largely symbolic emergency meeting of the council — no vote on a resolution was planned, as the US has veto power — two days…

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All you need to know about Trump’s dangerous Jerusalem move

For centuries now, Jerusalem has been at the heart of many conflicts and wars. The city holds special importance and is revered by the three most important religions in the world–Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Which is exactly why Trump’s hasty decision to declare Jerusalem (all of it) as Israel’s capital and his announcement to shift…

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KP Assembly tables resolution against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

PESHAWAR: A resolution against US President Donald Trump’s announcement to shift his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was tabled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Friday, Samaa reported. The resolution was presented by Sher Azam of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). It was mentioned in the resolution that the United States President has…

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JI announces protest over Trump’s Jerusalem decision

ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has announced country-wide protest against US President Donald Trump’s announcement to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Samaa reported. According to details, the religious party announced that a country-wide protest will be held on 8th December against Trump’s decision. “Trump’s decision is like adding fuel to the fire,” said JI Emir Siraj-ul-Haq. “The…

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UK disagrees with ‘unhelpful’ US decision on Jerusalem

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday said the British government disagreed with US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying it was “unhelpful” for peace efforts. “We disagree with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital,” she said in a statement….

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Tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv against ‘government corruption’

NEWS DESK: Tens of thousands of people have protested in Tel Aviv against what they say is corruption within the government and the slow pace of investigations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, reported AFP. Netanyahu is suspected of receiving luxury gifts from wealthy supporters and has also faced police questioning over a secret deal he…

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Israel continues to sell arms to Myanmar’s military junta

According to a major UK newspaper, Israel is behind the sale of weapons to Myanmar’s military junta amid the ongoing bloody violence against Rohingya in Myanmar. As more than 150,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar via boats in the recent days after fresh incidences of violence spread against the Muslim community in Burma, it has come…

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Video: Donald Trump offers his hand to wife who slaps it away

TEL AVIV: A video went viral on Monday in which President Donald Trump can be seen offering his hand to his wife Melania Trump who slapped it away.  As President Donald Trump and his wife Melania were walking across the red carpet laid out for them at the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, the…

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Trump promises a dramatic shift in US-Israel policy

WASHINGTON: U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the campaign said, marking a potential dramatic shift in U.S. policy. During the meeting that lasted more than an hour at Trump Tower in New York, Trump…

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Israel to take steps to calm holy site unrest: Kerry

RIYADH: US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that Israel has agreed on steps to calm tensions over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque, at the centre of Palestinian unrest, including 24-hour security cameras. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to announce details of the measures, Kerry said after meetings in Amman with Jordan’s King Abdullah II…

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