Jerusalem

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...

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...

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.

December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017

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...

December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017

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...

December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017

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.

December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017

‘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).

December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017

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.

December 7, 2017
December 7, 2017

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...

December 6, 2017
December 6, 2017

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.