11 European ambassadors warn Israel against West Bank annexation

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Envoys from UK, France, Germany, other states say move would violate international law, harm regional stability, Israel’s international standing. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu points at a map of the Jordan Valley as he gives a statement, promising to extend Israeli … Read More

Arab leaders condemn U.S. Recognition of Israeli Golan

Arab leaders pose for the camera, ahead of the 30th Arab Summit in Tunis, Tunisia March 31, 2019. (photo credit: REUTERS) TUNIS – Arab leaders, long divided by regional rivalries, condemned on Sunday a US decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty … Read More

Arab League urges Australia, Brazil to shift stance on Jerusalem

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Both Israel and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital  – AHMAD GHARABLI (AFP/File) Both Israel and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital. The Arab League on Tuesday adopted a resolution calling on Australia and Brazil to “abide by international … Read More

GCC Warns Iran of Grave Consequences Because of Proxy Wars in Region

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(AFP/ File Photo) Iran faces grave consequences if it continues to indulge in proxy wars with neighboring Arab countries, threatening the peace and stability in the Middle East, representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have warned. In statements issued … Read More

Israel Struggles to Explain Why Snipers Used to Quell Palestinian Protest

Putrid water, tear gas has limited effectiveness, Israel says Palestinians appeal for UN help to save them from ‘massacre’ Israeli soldiers and snipers at the border east of Gaza City on May 15. Photographer: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images Skunk water, … Read More

Over 85 countries, organizations to attend Brussels meeting on Syria – EU

BRUSSELS, April 22 (KUNA) — The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) will co-chair the second Brussels conference on ‘Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’, on April 24-25, the bloc announced Sunday. The conference will bring … Read More

Saudi king pledges $150m for Jerusalem, $50m for UNRWA

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US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (R) upon arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on May 20, 2017 BANDAR AL-JALOUD (Saudi Royal Palace/AFP) “East Jerusalem is an integral part of … Read More

Europe starts preparing Mideast peace initiative

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ARTICLE SUMMARY The one-sided decision by the United States to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem in May opens the way for a European Mideast peace initiative. European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini shakes hands with … Read More

Why declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital may upend peace in Middle East

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WASHINGTON — President Trump will announce Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and will begin the lengthy process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Although the Israeli government would welcome the acknowledgement, Palestinians and other world leaders say … Read More

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