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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mike Pence

    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.

  • 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.

  • Police cordon

    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.

  • Arab foreign ministers

    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.

  • Palestine

    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.

  • Palestinian killed in Gaza clashes over Trump's Jerusalem move

    Israeli soldiers is shot dead a Palestinian man near the Gaza border in clashes over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Palestinian Health Ministry says.

  • Israeli minister sees Trump “hint” at Jerusalem partition with Palestinians

    An Israeli cabinet minister says the phrasing of US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital suggested openness to eventual Palestinian control of part of the city, though he predicts Israel will oppose this.

  • Letting a genie out of the bottle

    US President Donald J Trump has let a genie out of the bottle with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and intent to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    ‘Trump’s decision on Jerusalem unacceptable’

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina slams US President Donald Trump as he declares Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on a “suo-moto move” (voluntarily).

  • President Donald Trump

    Iraq demands US backtrack on Jerusalem, summons ambassador

    Iraq demands that the US government backtrack on a decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and summons the US ambassador in Baghdad to protest the decision.

  • Jerusalem conflict: A timeline

    Conflicts over Jerusalem go back thousands of years — including biblical times, the Roman Empire and the Crusades — but the current one is a distinctly 20th-century story, with roots in colonialism, nationalism and anti-Semitism.

  • Palestinians

    Palestinians seethe at Trump’s ‘insane’ Jerusalem move

    Palestinians seethed with anger and a sense of betrayal over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise the disputed city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

  • US President Donald Trump

    Global concern mounts over Trump's Jerusalem plan

    Global concern mounts ahead of an announcement by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, with Pope Francis joining a list of leaders warning of the potential for dangerous fallout.

  • Jerusalem

    Pope Francis defends Jerusalem 'status quo'

    Pope Francis, speaking hours before US President Donald Trump's announcement on Jerusalem, calls for the city's "status quo" to be respected, saying new tension in the Middle East would further inflame world conflicts.

  • Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime US policy and potentially stirring unrest.

  • Albert Einstein

    Note with Einstein's theory on life auctioned for $1.3m

    Strapped for cash in a Tokyo hotel, Albert Einstein wrote his take on life on a note and handed it to the bellboy instead of a tip. The physicist's formula for happy living fetched $1.3 million on Tuesday, a Jerusalem auction house said.

  • ‘This is normal for Palestine’

    Though Jerusalem is about nine kilometers from Bethlehem, the Bangladesh U-23 football team players have apparently been spending anxious hours due to the unrest over new Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound which left three Palestinians dead over the last week.

  • Death toll rises to 6 in Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed

    Six people are killed in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem's holiest site.

  • 3 gunmen killed in Jerusalem

    Three assailants open fire on Israeli police in Jerusalem's Old City before fleeing to a nearby highly sensitive holy site and being killed by security forces, police say.

  • Palestine president expresses gratitude towards Bangladesh

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas makes his first stopover in Dhaka and seeks Bangladesh's 'continuous support in international forums for Palestinian concern.

  • Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site

    Israel and Jordan have agreed on moves aimed at reducing tensions surrounding a prominent holy site in Jerusalem.

  • 4 Palestinians killed in anti-Israeli knife attacks

    Four Palestinians are shot dead and a fifth wounded in attacks on Israelis in east Jerusalem and the West Bank Saturday, as violence that has fuelled concerns of an uprising showed no let-up.

  • Palestinians torch Jewish shrine

    Palestinians torched a site revered by Jews in the West Bank overnight, Israeli and Palestinian sources said on Friday.

  • Attacks continue in Jerusalem despite new checkpoints

    Attacks have continued in parts of Jerusalem only hours after Israeli forces launched a major security operation in Arab areas of the city.

  • Israeli police 'set up East Jerusalem checkpoints'

    Israeli forces have begun a major security operation in Arab areas of occupied East Jerusalem, after a surge in attacks by Palestinians.

  • Manicured fingers throwing stones

    Young Palestinian women have increasingly joined males to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers and chant slogans as unrest has spread in recent days in the occupied West Bank.