Pence, in Jerusalem, says honoured to be in ‘Israel’s capital’

Pence, in Jerusalem, says honoured to be in ‘Israel’s capital’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting at the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ariel Schalit/Pool   JERUSALEM, January 22 (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pointedly referred to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Monday as he met the country’s leader, further […]

Israel’s Netanyahu calls U.N. “house of lies” before Jerusalem vote

Israel’s Netanyahu calls U.N. “house of lies” before Jerusalem vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Abir Sultan/Pool   JERUSALEM, December 21 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the United Nations as a “house of lies” ahead of a vote on Thursday on a draft resolution calling on the United […]

Senior Saudi prince says Trump’s Jerusalem move threatens stability

Senior Saudi prince says Trump’s Jerusalem move threatens stability

FILE PHOTO: Prince Turki al-Faisal al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, speaks at the closing forum of the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 (CGI) during the final day of the event in New York, September 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton/File Photo   RIYADH, December 20 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will stoke […]

Tens of thousands of Indonesians rally over Trump’s Jerusalem stance

Tens of thousands of Indonesians rally over Trump’s Jerusalem stance

Protesters hold signs during a rally to condemn U.S. President Donald Trumps’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, at Monas, the national monument, in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside   JAKARTA, December 17 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Muslims marched from the main mosque in Indonesia’s capital to a square in […]

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

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

A protester shouts slogans during a demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital opposite to the American embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Nir Elias   JERUSALEM, December 13 (Reuters) – Less than an hour after U.S. President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinians protested […]

Thousands of Indonesians again protest Trump’s Jerusalem move

Thousands of Indonesians again protest Trump’s Jerusalem move

Protesters hold a rally outside the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, December 10, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside   JAKARTA, December 10 (Reuters) – Thousands protested outside the U.S. Embassy in the Indonesian capital on Sunday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as […]

Scores injured, 1 dead as Palestinians hold “Day of Rage” over Jerusalem

Scores injured, 1 dead as Palestinians hold “Day of Rage” over Jerusalem

A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes as Palestinians call for a “day of rage” in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman   JERUSALEM/GAZA, December 8 (Reuters) […]

Iraq demands U.S. backtrack on Jerusalem, militia says troops a target

Iraq demands U.S. backtrack on Jerusalem, militia says troops a target

A masked Palestinian takes part in a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa   BAGHDAD, December 7 (Reuters) – Iraq demanded on Thursday that the U.S. government backtrack on a decision to […]

Exclusive: U.S. asks Israel to restrain response to Jerusalem move – document

Exclusive: U.S. asks Israel to restrain response to Jerusalem move – document

Palestinians watch a televised broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump delivering an address where he is expected to announce that the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Jerusalem’s Old City December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad   WASHINGTON, December 7 (Reuters) – The United States is asking Israel to temper its response […]

No evidence of Islamic State link to Jerusalem attack -Israeli police

No evidence of Islamic State link to Jerusalem attack -Israeli police

JERUSALEM, June 17 (Reuters) – Israeli authorities said on Saturday they had found no evidence of Islamic State involvement in attacks by three Palestinians that killed an Israeli policewoman, despite the group’s claim of responsibility.   Palestinian militant factions also denied Islamic State was involved in the attacks in Jerusalem on Friday, in which a […]

Israel marks 50 years of “united Jerusalem”, but city struggles

Israel marks 50 years of “united Jerusalem”, but city struggles

JERUSALEM, May 24 (Reuters) – A half-century after Israel captured East Jerusalem, the holy city remains deeply divided by politics, religion and ethnicity – and struggling with grim economic realities.   A treasure fought over for millenia, it is also one of Israel’s poorest areas. About 45 percent of Jerusalem’s nearly 900,000 people live below […]