Jerusalem as capital of Israel

India’s muted response to Trump’s Jerusalem move stokes Arab unease

A dozen Arab ambassadors ask India to clarify its position on the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, diplomatic sources say, after New Delhi’s muted response suggested a shift in support for the Palestinian cause.

December 25, 2017
December 25, 2017

Guatemala 'moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem'

Guatemala’s president announces on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of US President Donald Trump in ordering the change.

December 18, 2017
December 18, 2017

India’s muted response to Trump’s Jerusalem move stokes Arab unease

A dozen Arab ambassadors ask India to clarify its position on the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, diplomatic sources say, after New Delhi’s muted response suggested a shift in support for the Palestinian cause.

December 13, 2017
December 13, 2017

Palestinians have right to east Jerusalem as capital: Saudi king

Palestinians have the right to Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital, Saudi King Salman says, echoing calls at an Islamic summit in Istanbul from which he had stayed away.

December 13, 2017
December 13, 2017

Palestinians to go Security Council: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinians will “go to the United Nations Security Council” over full UN membership after the US decided to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

December 11, 2017
December 11, 2017

EU won’t recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urges the European Union to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but EU ministers shook their heads at Trump's move.

December 10, 2017
December 10, 2017

Review decision on Jerusalem, Khaleda urges Trump

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia says US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will seriously affect peace and stability in the Middle East.

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 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

Hundreds more Israeli police deployed ahead of main Muslim prayers

Israel deploys hundreds of additional police officers following Palestinian calls for protests after the main weekly Muslim prayers against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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.