Jerusalem

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘makes peace possible’: Netanyahu

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ‘makes peace possible’: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that recognising Jerusalem as his country’s capital “makes peace possible”, after widespread international criticism of the US decision to do so. US President Donald Trump’s announcement last week has been followed by days of protests and clashes in the Palestinian territories as well as demonstrations across the Islamic world. The […]

Trump Middle East envoy meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem

Trump Middle East envoy meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem

Trump Middle East envoy meets Netanyahu in Jerusalem By Agency Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. PHOTO: REUTERS JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoy and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday, Netanyahu’s office said, as the new administration tries to restart peace talks with the Palestinians. A statement from the Israeli leader’s office […]

Obama suggests US embassy move to Jerusalem could be ‘explosive’

Obama suggests US embassy move to Jerusalem could be ‘explosive’

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama suggested on Wednesday that moving the US embassy to Jerusalem could have “explosive” results and said he was worried that the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were waning. US President-elect Donald Trump has promised to re-locate the embassy to Jerusalem, breaking with longstanding US policy. Israel and […]