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Palestinians slam ‘unacceptable’ US veto of Jerusalem UN resolution

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories | AFP | The Palestinian government slammed as “unacceptable” Monday a US veto of a draft UN resolution against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A spokesman for Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said the veto was “unacceptable and threatens the stability of the international …

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UN to vote Monday on measure rejecting US Jerusalem decision

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council will vote Monday on a draft resolution that would reject US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said. Egypt requested the vote Sunday, a day after it presented the measure that is likely …

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New protests flare over Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | New protests flared in the Middle East and elsewhere Sunday over US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that has drawn global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in the Palestinian territories. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Palestinians …

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US-Israeli relations since 1948

Washington, United States | AFP | A recap of key developments in Israeli-US relations, after President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in a major break with his predecessors. – Recognition, despite divergences – On May 14, 1948, David Ben Gurion founds the Jewish state of Israel, …

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Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday, a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East. “Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every …

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Jordan warns Trump against Jerusalem recognition

Amman, Jordan | AFP | Jordan has warned of “grave consequences” if US President Donald Trump decides to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, state media said. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told his US counterpart Rex Tillerson by phone Sunday that it was “necessary to preserve the historical and …

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Trump will not move US embassy to Jerusalem for now

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump postponed moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on Thursday, avoiding what would be a provocative decision as he tries to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. On the campaign trail Trump repeatedly pledged that he would shift the embassy from …

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