Muslim World Leaders Declare East Jerusalem the Capital of Palestine

(MEE) — The biggest grouping of Islamic nations put aside differences and recognized East Jerusalem as the capital of occupied Palestine, the most concrete response yet to the American move of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The surprise announcement came despite Saudi Arabia and its allies sending low-level officials to the heads of state Organisation of Islamic […]

Sacred Christian Site in Jerusalem Vows to Refuse Entry to Mike Pence

“I absolutely refuse to officially welcome the American Vice President Mr. Mike Pence at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and I will not be physically in church during his visit.” (COMMONDREAMS) — Vice President Mike Pence will not be permitted to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem when he visits the Middle East […]

Former Footballer Attacked on Twitter for Sharing Video of Caged Palestinian Children

Former England footballer attacked by former senior Israeli official and Israeli supporters for criticizing abuse of human rights. (MEE) — Former England footballer Gary Lineker has been hounded by Israel supporters on Twitter after sharing a video of young Palestinian children being held in a small cage by Israeli forces. The video, published by the human rights […]

Prophecies and Politics: How US Evangelical Christians Pushed for Jerusalem Move

Religious conservative groups have lobbied for policy relocating US embassy to Jerusalem from biblical standpoint. (MEE) — God is not a real estate agent, the former bishop of Jerusalem said in response to US evangelical support for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Evangelical advocacy for Israel is a political position rooted in theology, experts say. […]

Clashes Break Out in Front of US Embassy in Lebanon Over Jerusalem

Police fire tear gas and water cannons during protests against the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. (MEE) — Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons on Sunday at demonstrators near the US embassy as they protested against Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. An AFP correspondent in Awkar outside […]

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‘Day of Rage’ Across the Globe as Thousands Protest Against Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

From Kabul to Cairo, thousands are protesting the controversial move. (MEE) — Thousands of people across the world are protesting against US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In Malaysia, some 5,000 people demonstrated marched to the US embassy, chanting and waving banners that read “Hands off […]

With Trump’s Jerusalem Move, US Confirms Peace Is Not an Option for Palestine

(MEMO) Finally, US President Donald Trump pulled the plug. The so-called peace process, two-state solution, “land-for-peace formula” and all the other tired clichés have been long dead and decomposing. But Trump’s announcement yesterday to officially recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel has also laid to rest the illusion that the US was ever keen on achieving a just […]

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US Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Middle East Prepares for Violence

(ZHE) — As expected, President Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announced plans to relocate the U.S. embassy there, a decision that is certain to inflame tensions in the region and throw a wrench in potential peace negotiations, paradoxically uniting the fractured middle east world against Israel and the U.S. “I have determined that […]

US to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital and Relocate Embassy, Alarming Mideast

(ANTIWAR.COM) — President Trump has informed Palestinian and Jordanian officials that an upcoming announcement, excepted as soon as Wednesday, will see the US formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, effective immediately. The embassy will also be moved to Jerusalem, though this is likely to take up to six months to finalize. Israel declared Jerusalem to […]

Israel Fires Missiles at Syrian Military Site Near Damascus

(ANTIWAR.COM) — With details still emerging on Israel’s Friday attack against a military site south of the Syrian capital city of Damascus, a strike which Israeli media have presented as being an attack against Iran, a new round of strikes was reported Monday night, against different targets in metro Damascus. The attacks targeted Jamraya, a suburb west of […]

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Former President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh Killed by Houthis

Source inside Saleh’s party claim Houthis ‘executed and maimed’ former president, while Houthis say he was killed in ambush outside capital. (MEE) — The former president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was killed on Monday in a reported RPG and gun attack while trying to flee fierce fighting between his loyalists and his former allies the Houthis […]

50,000 Children Will Die by the End of the Year in Yemen, Aid Group Warns

(MEMO) — Disease and famine struck Yemen will see some 50,000 Yemeni children dead by the end of the year, NGO Save the Children told the Telegraph. “These deaths are as senseless as they are preventable. They mean more than a hundred mothers grieving for the death of a child, day after day,” Tamer Kirolos, director at Save […]