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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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