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Israeli Ambassador writes on Jerusalem: Looking backward for the sake of the future

“Then Solomon began to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah” 2 Chronicles, 3:1, NKJV The Sankofa symbol expresses the instruction to turn backwards to history and tradition and take important knowledge and values, thus a better future will be built up. During this time of international discussion concerning Jerusalem, let us follow this principle and ...

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Ignore Trump, target peaceful resolution of Jerusalem impasse – Lecturer 

A Senior Lecturer with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Sibaway Zakaria has urged Muslims to ignore the United States of America President, Donald Trump’s controversial declaration of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel and rather strengthen the world’s peaceful coexistence. “As provoked by Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, I ...

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Israeli Embassy disappointed in Ghana over Jerusalem vote

The Israeli Embassy in Ghana has expressed disappointment over Ghana’s vote against the US President, Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. According to the Embassy, it “regrets the mistaken vote of Ghana against the State of Israel during the Special United Nation’s (UN) General Assembly sitting on Thursday, 21 December 2017, as the Assembly adopted ...

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How African countries voted on US’ Jerusalem decision

Togo was the only African country to support the US’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. About 30 other African countries including Ghana, however voted in favour of the resolution supporting the longstanding international consensus that the status of Jerusalem – which is claimed as a capital by both Israel and the Palestinians – can only be settled as ...

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Ghana votes against US on Jerusalem despite threat to cut funding

Ghana has voted against the US President, Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Ghana was among the 128 countries that endorsed a position that Jerusalem, which is being claimed by Israel and Palestine as capital, can only be said to be Israel’s capital after a peace deal is reached. At an emergency session of United ...

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Erdogan: World should recognise Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged leaders of Muslim nations to recognise Jerusalem as the “occupied capital of the Palestinian state”. Addressing a summit of the Organisation for Islamic Co-operation, he said the US decision to recognise the city as Israel’s capital was “null and void”. Mr Erdogan also again accused Israel of being a “state of terror”. Palestinian ...

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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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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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