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Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country’s capital. He is in Brussels for talks – the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more than 20 years. But the EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini says the bloc’s stance on the matter is unchanged. ...

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Trump Jerusalem move: Tear gas at Lebanon US embassy protest

There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Security forces fired tear gas and water cannon to force back flag-waving protesters close to the embassy complex north of the capital, Beirut. Overnight the Arab League condemned the US decision. It ...

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Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks

Israel says it has targeted sites in Gaza belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes. Israel’s military said it hit weapons sites early on Saturday. Two people were killed, a Gaza hospital said, bringing the deaths in Israeli strikes and gunfire over the past day to four. Three rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza late on ...

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Prof. Oquaye’s comments on Jerusalem his personal view – Gov’t

The government has distanced itself from comments made by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, days after the United States had issued similar sentiments. The US state department has been directed by President Donald Trump to begin moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The US’ decision is viewed as ...

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Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump’s announcement

Saudi Arabia has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid growing international criticism of the move. In a statement, the Gulf kingdom said President Donald Trump’s announcement was “unjustified and irresponsible”. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as “a historic day”. President Trump’s move reversed decades of US policy. The fate of Jerusalem is one ...

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Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, says Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning decades of official US policy. Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. The fate of the ancient city is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel called Mr Trump’s move “historic” ...

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US to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in world first

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials have said. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The news comes ahead of an expected speech by Mr Trump on Wednesday. Arab leaders earlier warned against moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with ...

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Jerusalem: New warnings over US shift on city status

French President Emmanuel Macron has told Donald Trump he is “concerned” the US leader could unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Any decision on the contested city’s status must be “within the framework of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians”, Mr Macron said. Earlier, similar warnings came from a number of Arab and Muslim nations. Reports say the US president will ...

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Jordan urges US not to recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital

Jordan’s foreign minister has warned the US of “dangerous consequences” if it recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Ayman Safadi said he had told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson such a declaration would trigger great anger in the Arab and Muslim world. Speculation is mounting that President Donald Trump will announce the move soon, fulfilling an election pledge. ...

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Farmers’ Day: Israel reiterates support to Ghana’s agric sector

As Ghana prepares to celebrate this year’s National Farmers Day, the Embassy of the State of Israel in Accra, has reiterated its commitment to collaborate with the government of Ghana through her programmmes and projects to improve agriculture in Ghana. This was contained in a press statement issued by the Embassy ahead of the 2017 National Farmers’ Day celebration. Even ...

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