Guatemala Embassy in Israel Celebrates Independence Day

The Guatemala embassy in Israel celebrated Guatemala’s 198th Independence Day on Wednesday night at the Friends of Zion Museum, on the embassy’s first anniversary in Jerusalem. The event was attended by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Guatemalan Ambassador to Israel Mario Bucaro, Minister of Justice Amir Ohana, and the Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Lion. […]

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Ukrainian lawmakers want embassy moved to Jerusalem

Nearly one-fifth of Ukraine parliament members have co-signed a draft resolution urging their new president to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy there, JTA reported Friday. Of the 450 members of the Verkhovna Rada, 86 signed on as co-authors of a bill submitted for a vote. Parliament calls on “the President of […]

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Deal With It: Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital

“Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.” Why does that simple five-word statement raise such controversy? Can most of the world really be wrong to deny Jerusalem’s capital status? What exactly are the counter-arguments, and how effective is Israel at balancing principle and pragmatism in the city? And does all the fuss — about the city’s […]

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Watch Clinton, Bush, And Obama Promise To Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital (And Then Do Nothing)

The United States opened an embassy to Jerusalem today at the order of President Trump, who finally fulfilled a promise former presidents made for decades. By Bre Payton The United States opened an embassy to Jerusalem today at the order of President Trump, who finally fulfilled a promise former presidents made for decades. “We will move […]

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Guatemala First to Follow US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Guatemala on Tuesday said its decision to follow the United States in moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was a “sovereign” matter that should not affect ties with other countries. “These are Guatemala’s foreign policy and sovereign decisions,” the country’s Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel told a news conference, as quoted by AFP. “In any […]

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Trump Seriously Considering Declaring Jerusalem the Israeli Capital

President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, officials say. Trump’s announcement is expected next week and follows months of internal deliberations that grew particularly intense in recent days, officials familiar with the talks said Thursday. They described the president as intent on fulfilling his pledge to move the embassy but also mindful […]

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Metal Detectors Will Remain on Temple Mount

The Political-Security Cabinet decided on Thursday night, after a four-hour meeting, that the magnetometers will remain at the entrance to the Temple Mount as part of the new security measures at the compound. The Cabinet also authorized the police to make every decision “in order to ensure free access to the holy places, while maintaining […]

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