Jerusalem

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Israeli police clash with mourners at Al Jazeera journalist's funeral

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian mourners packed around the coffin of killed Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh at the start of her funeral procession in Jerusalem on Friday.

March 4, 2019
March 4, 2019

US closes Jerusalem consulate

The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the US Embassy to Israel.

July 18, 2018
July 18, 2018

Gaza blockade tightened

Israel tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip yesterday, partly over kites carrying firebombs to set alight Israeli farmland, as concerns mounted over whether the rudimentary devices could spark another war.

May 19, 2018
May 19, 2018

Jerusalem - “A day which will live in infamy” (. . . if history is any guide)

US President Donald J Trump did not mince his words: President Harry S Truman, a Democrat, made the United States the first country to recognise Israel's statehood (May 14, 1948), yet his own December 6, 2017 decision to shift the US embassy to Jerusalem, the first country to do so, on May 14, 2018, may have converted the logical 1948 recognition decision into a 2018 conflict invitation.

May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

US opens its Jerusalem embassy in ceremony

The United States officially opens its deeply controversial Jerusalem embassy in a ceremony that included a video address by President Donald Trump.

January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018

US Embassy to move to Jerusalem by end of 2019

The US Embassy in Israel will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, US Vice President Mike Pence says in a speech to the Israeli parliament that highlighted a policy shift that has stoked Palestinian anger and international concern.

January 3, 2018
January 3, 2018

Jerusalem not for sale: Palestine

Palestinian officials have voiced outrage over President Donald Trump’s threat to cut funding to the Palestinian Authority, calling his tweets “blackmail” in the aftermath of the US administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

December 10, 2017
December 10, 2017

Violence flares at protest near US Embassy in Lebanon

Lebanese security forces have fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon during a demonstration against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

December 10, 2017
December 10, 2017

Arab states urge US to abandon Jerusalem move

Arab foreign ministers urge the United States to abandon its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying the move would increase violence throughout the region.

December 9, 2017
December 9, 2017

Israeli retaliation strikes kill 2 Palestinian gunmen in Gaza

Israel launches fresh airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the enclave and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas group says two of its gunmen are killed in the bombings.