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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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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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Trump signs US military defense bill worth nearly $700 bn

WASHINGTON: President Donald on Tuesday signed a massive defense policy bill that he said would help America bolster its military might and modernize the services. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) calls for nearly $700 billion of military spending for the coming fiscal year, but Congress has yet to fully fund it. “With the signing…

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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-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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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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Erdogan seeks to lead Muslim response on Jerusalem

Istanbul: Turkey’s leader is seeking to spearhead Islamic reaction to the US declaration on Jerusalem, but it is uncertain if he can coordinate a meaningful response among often disunited Muslim nations. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause, had fulminated against President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as…

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Senior Iran cleric urges Palestinians to rise against Israel

TEHRAN: A senior Iranian cleric called during Friday prayers for Palestinians to “rage” against Israel after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. After the prayers Iranians took to the streets of Tehran and other cities to protest against Trump’s decision, calling for “death” to Israel and the United…

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Pakistan-wide rallies condemn Trump’s Jerusalem move

KARACHI: Thousands of people belonging to religious and political parties rallied Friday in major cities across Pakistan, condemning US President Donald Trump for declaring Occupied Al Quds as Israel’s capital. Most of the rallies were taken out by Jamaat-e-Islami, amid tight security at US embassy in Islamabad and consulate in Karachi. The rallies were taken…

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Bella Hadid stands up for Palestinians after Trump’s Jerusalem move

NEWS DESK: International supermodel Bella Hadid was unafraid to voice her political opinions in defense of Palestinians with her 16 million Instagram followers on Thursday. She denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday. The 21-year-old’s father, Mohamed, posted a similar image of the Dome of The…

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Palestinians observing ‘Day of Rage’ on Trump’s Jerusalem move

GAZA CITY: The Palestinians are observing “Day of Rage” on Friday in response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Rallies and protests are expected near Israeli-controlled checkpoints in the West Bank and along the border with Gaza on Friday (December 8). Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem…

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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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Shehbaz condemns Trump decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Thursday strongly condemned President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He said that the religious sentiments of 1.5 billion Muslims of the world had deeply been hurt by the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city of Jerusalem….

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Watch: Muslims react to Trump’s move on Occupied Al-Quds

Muslim countries – governments as well as masses – condemned US recognition of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel’s capital. Watch this report…

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Germany warns US ‘will never be the same’ now Donald Trump is president

NEWS DESK: Germany’s foreign minister has warned the US “will never be the same” now Donald Trump is president, reported The Independent. Sigmar Gabriel, the European power’s top diplomat, delivered a stark warning over America’s new approach to international relations during a speech to foreign policy experts on Tuesday. “The US no longer sees the…

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World rejects Trump’s move on Occupied Al-Quds; protests break out

LONDON: Muslim countries across the world condemned the US recognition of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as Israel’s capital. The Muslim world called it Washington’s incendiary move in a volatile region to abandon its leading role as a peace mediator. The European Union and United Nations also voiced alarm at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move…

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Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

FILE PHOTO: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas greets delegates after addressing the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz LONDON: Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region…

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Turkey says Trump move on Jerusalem ‘irresponsible’, illegal

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Wednesday slammed as irresponsible and illegal the announcement by US President Donald Trump that Washington was recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We condemn the irresponsible statement of the US administration… the decision is against international law and relevant UN resolutions,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter. Ahead of Trump’s widely-flagged…

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US recognition of Jerusalem risks igniting fire in region: Turkey

Istanbul: The expected US move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel risks igniting a “fire” in the Middle East and will prove a “great disaster”, the Turkish government said on Wednesday. The recognition will “throw the region and the world into a fire and it’s not known when it will end”, Deputy Prime…

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Billy Bush: It was Trump’s voice on “Access Hollywood” tape

WASHINGTON: Former NBC television host Billy Bush accused U.S. President Donald Trump of “indulging in some revisionist history” for reportedly telling allies it was not his voice making lewd remarks as the men waited to film a segment for “Access Hollywood” in 2005. “He said it. ‘Grab ’em by the pu**y,’” Bush wrote in an…

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