Latest in Tag: jerusalem Highlight

Latest in Tag: jerusalem


US embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem one week before opening

At least three road signs pointing to the US embassy have gone up in Jerusalem ahead of its scheduled opening on May 14. President Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital has drawn worldwide consternation.Israeli authorities in Jerusalem on Monday installed at least three road signs pointing to the new US embassy, ahead of …

Deutsche Welle

Trump says may travel to Jerusalem for embassy opening

US President Donald Trump on Monday said he might travel to Israel to attend the opening ceremony of his country’s new embassy in Jerusalem. Trump made the statement during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office. In December, Trump reversed decades of US policy to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Netanyahu …

Daily News Egypt

Israel backtracks on plans to tax churches in Jerusalem

Israel backtracks on plans to tax churches in Jerusalem

Israel has suspended a plan to tax church properties in Jerusalem following a backlash. In response, Christian leaders have reopened the Church of the Holy Sepulchre after closing it due to the controversial measures. The Israeli government said on Tuesday it would suspend a controversial tax and expropriation bill that Christian leaders in Jerusalem had …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: Palestinian issue, alternatives to two-state solution

The repercussions of the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel continued to be the most discussed topic in Egyptian newspapers. Abdul Moneim Saeed wrote, in the stat-run daily Al-Ahram, in an op-ed titled “Revision of the Palestinian cause” that the two-state solution is over on the ground because “nobody is serious about …

Amira El-Fekki

Jerusalem belongs to all religions

The issue of occupied Jerusalem surfaced on the world political scene again after US President Donald Trump decided to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfer his country’s embassy to the holy city in violation of all previous related international resolutions. The United Nations seems to be an entity that meet the interests …

Abdallah Al-Moghazy

‘Welcome to Jerusalem’ exhibition explores a divided Holy City

Shortly after Trump said the US would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Jewish Museum Berlin opened an exhibition investigating the history of the city where religion and politics are inextricably interwoven.After US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem “the eternal capital of the Israeli state,” and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on European countries …

Deutsche Welle

UN Security Council condemns Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem

UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, said during the meeting that “the United Nations has repeatedly declared that any unilateral decision that seeks to alter the character and status of Jerusalem, or that may alter these long-standing principles, could seriously undermine current peace efforts and may have repercussions across the …

Daily News Egypt