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  • US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May, officials say

    03/05/2018 12:23:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/05/2018 | Brooke Singman
    The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring its independence, Trump administration officials said Friday. A senior State Department official said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson approved a security plan late Thursday for an embassy location to open in Jerusalem. “We are excited about taking this historic step, and look forward with anticipation to the May opening,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement on Friday. Officials told Fox News the embassy would initially be located in the neighborhood of Arnona on a compound that currently houses the...
  • Trump says he 'may' attend Jerusalem embassy opening

    03/05/2018 12:01:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/2018 | Jordan Fabian
    Pres. Trump says he "may" travel to Jerusalem for the opening of the U.S. Embassy. "If I can, I will." — ABC News (@ABC) March 5, 2018 ______________________________________________________________________________________ President Trump said Monday he may travel to Israel in May to attend the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. "We're looking at coming. If I can, I will,” Trump said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. The president said the U.S. will have the embassy “built very quickly." Trump’s decision last year to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital pleased Netanyahu’s...
  • Polish Embassy in Tel Aviv Vandalized

    02/24/2018 4:43:41 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 32 replies
    hamodia ^ | Sunday, February 18 | By Hamodia Staff
    YERUSHALAYIM - Amid the ongoing row over Poland’s new Holocaust speech law, Warsaw’s embassy in Tel Aviv was painted with swastikas and anti-Polish slogans, according to media reports. The graffiti was found on gates at the entrance to the Polish embassy, according to the police foreign press spokesperson. Police have opened an investigation into the incident. The controversy flared up again over Shabbos as Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sought to downplay his country’s role in the Holocaust, saying that “there were Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukrainian; not only...
  • New US Embassy in Jerusalem Will Open in May 2018 to Celebrate Israel's 70th Anniversary

    02/23/2018 8:34:28 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    CBN News ^ | 2/23/2018 | CBN Newsroom
    Officials tell the Associated Press that the new US Embassy in Jerusalem will open much earlier than some had predicted. They're working to make the move by May 2018 in celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary.
  • Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

    02/23/2018 4:29:08 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 7 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | February 23, 2018 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or all of the embassy costs, the administration officials said. The discussions are occurring as the new embassy clears its final bureaucratic hurdles. On Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended weeks of delay by signing off on a security plan for moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy...
  • Preliminary findings on U.S. diplomats’ health problems in Cuba: real but still a mystery

    02/15/2018 3:26:27 PM PST · by detective · 5 replies
    Miami "Herald ^ | February 14, 2018 | Mimi Whitefield
    Two University of Pennsylvania researchers who examined diplomatic personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Havana confirm they suffered brain injuries, but said the cases weren’t accompanied by head trauma as would have been expected. There are still no indications of what may have caused the diplomats’ mysterious symptoms. The report, published Wednesday in The Journal of American Medical Association, said the unique circumstances of the patients “raise concern about a new mechanism for possible acquired brain injury from an exposure of unknown origin.” In an editorial, JAMA said an explanation “remains elusive” and “many potential causes for the symptoms.... remain...
  • US embassy to open in Jerusalem by end of 2019, Mike Pence tells Israel [end of JCPOA too]

    01/22/2018 8:21:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.22.2018 | tj/msh (AP, Reuters, dpa)
    US Vice President Mike Pence told Israel’s Knesset on Monday that Washington was intending to bring forward a controversial plan by the Trump administration to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the US Embassy in Jerusalem — and the embassy will open before the end of next year,” Pence said. The intention to move the embassy, which has been condemned by the Palestinians and their Arab allies, was agreed in theory by US lawmakers years ago but was set in motion by US President Donald...
  • Israel pays Jordan $5 million

    01/20/2018 11:16:04 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/18 | Orly Harari
    Jordan's al-Rad newspaper on Saturday morning reported that Israel had transferred $5 million to the Jordanian government as compensation for the deaths of Mohammed Jawada and Bashir Hamarna, who were shot by an Israeli security guard, as well as for the death of Jordanian "judge" Raed Zeiter. In July 2017, a Jordanian furniture worker attacked the deputy security officer serving in the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan. The attack, which occurred at the official's home adjacent to the embassy, took place while furniture was being moved into the residence. According to the report, one of the two Jordanian workers moving...
  • US likely to designate embassy in Jerusalem as early as 2019

    01/20/2018 7:36:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2018 7:45 PM EST | Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee
    The Trump administration is expected to approve a plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as early as next year, rather than waiting for several years, Trump administration officials said Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been considering several options since President Donald Trump, late last year, declared Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital and announced the United States would finally move its embassy there from Tel Aviv. Tillerson has said previously that building a new facility that satisfies the significant security requirements is a complex process involving site-selection, permitting and construction. He’s said that process is...
  • Israel to reopen embassy in Jordan, which touts apology over shooting

    01/18/2018 2:45:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 18/1/18 | Dov Lieber and Alexander Fulbright
    A Jordanian government spokesperson said Thursday evening that he had received from Israel an “official memorandum” apologizing for the deaths of two Jordanians in a shooting incident at the Israeli Embassy in Amman in July, and the killing of a Jordanian judge in a separate incident in 2014. Shortly afterward, the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office put out a statement announcing that the embassy, which was closed in the wake of July’s incident, will reopen. The Jordanian spokesperson, Mohammad Momani, also said Israel had agreed to comply with all the kingdom’s preconditions for resuming regular diplomatic relations between the two sides....
  • Waxwork Donald Trump paraded outside new US embassy in London

    01/13/2018 10:26:01 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 49 replies
    SkyNews ^ | January 12, 2018 | Aubrey Allegretti
    A Madame Tussauds waxwork figure of the US President was paraded outside the future home of American diplomats in Britain in a stunt on Friday morning. It came after Mr Trump cancelled plans to open the building in Nine Elms, south London...
  • TWITTER: Trump cancels London trip (Protesting Embassy “deal”)

    01/12/2018 2:47:11 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 38 replies ^ | 12 Jan 2018 |
    Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars. Bad deal. Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!
  • Washington renames Russian embassy street after slain opposition MP

    01/11/2018 12:17:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | 10 January 2018 | bbc
    Washington DC has renamed the street the Russian embassy sits on after a murdered Russian opposition politician. The city council voted to rename the street outside Russia's embassy complex after Boris Nemtsov, who was shot outside the Kremlin in 2015.
  • 'The Diplomat Hotel was sold to the US'

    12/25/2017 3:16:57 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/17
    About 500 elderly immigrants live in the Diplomat Hotel in southeast Jerusalem, where the US Embassy is expected to move. MK Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union), who initiated a discussion on the matter at the Knesset Absorption Committee, said that the American administration recently bought the hotel building. According to her, there are about 500 elderly immigrants living at the hotel and every four years, they are asked to sign a new lease. "Now they have been informed that the place is being sold to the US government and that in the next two years the site will be evacuated from...
  • Guatemala follows in Trump's footsteps, announces embassy move to Jerusalem

    12/24/2017 6:43:13 PM PST · by familyop · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2017 | Fox News
    Less than a month after President Trump announced the U.S. would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Guatemala became the first nation to follow his lead, announcing on Christmas Eve that it would move its embassy as well...No other country has their embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move.
  • President Trump just 'withdrew' the United States aids from UN...

    12/23/2017 11:13:16 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | 22/12/17
    ...we put our embassy wherever we want.
  • Hamas leader calls for 'day of blood'

    12/22/2017 12:44:24 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Thursday urged Palestinian Arabs to turn Friday into a “day of blood” and clash with Israeli security forces in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israeli public broadcaster Kan reported. Sinwar’s call came in a televised speech on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV, according to the report. In the address, he could be heard calling on Palestinian Arabs in Judea and Samaria to arrive at the friction points with IDF soldiers on Friday in an attempt to set the area on fire, saying the organization feels the “Palestinian uprising” is fading....
  • Parliamentarians request transfer of Guatemalan embassy

    12/11/2017 12:08:45 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    Ten Guatemalan parliamentarians signed a letter to the president of Guatemala in which they requested to transfer their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Israel Hayom. The letter was also reportedly given to MK Haim Yellin (Yesh Atid), who visited the Guatemalan parliament last week with MK Yifat Shasha-Biton (Kulanu). The letter joins yesterday's report that Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel said Guatemala supports President Trump's statement ...
  • Canada doesn't support Trump on Jerusalem

    12/07/2017 10:52:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    INN ^ | 12/08/17 05:36 | Dalit Halevi
    Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, refrained on Wednesday from supporting U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, but also did not harshly criticize the move as other countries had done. “Canada is a steadfast ally and friend of Israel and friend to the Palestinian people. Canada’s longstanding position is that the status of Jerusalem can be resolved only as part of a general settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute,” she said in a statement. “We are strongly committed to the goal of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East,...
  • Amir Tsarfati discusses the Trump announcement on Jerusalem

    12/07/2017 5:53:47 PM PST · by firebrand · 4 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Dec. 7, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    A nice long discussion of the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Interestingly, Amir says the waiver was signed. (Looks like even the New York Times didn't know that. They say he WILL sign it.) More interesting stuff about Turkey, a clarification of recent events, and lots of good words about our president. Enjoy your early Christmas present!