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Palestinian Santas Clash With Israeli Forces On Christmas In Bethlehem

On Christmas Eve, Palestinians, many of them dressed as Santa Claus, staged a rally in the city of Bethlehem in the West Bank protesting against to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Israeli forces used tear gas and stun grenades against the protesters near an Israeli military tower in Bethlehem – the ancient […]

Nikki Haley Holds “Friendship Party” For Countries That Supported US In UN Israel Vote

Though at first glance it sounds straight out of The Onion, Nikki Haley has formally invited the 64 countries who either voted 'against' or abstained (or just didn't show up) for Thursday's UN General Assembly vote on the Jerusalem resolution to a "friendship" party. Hours after Haley tweeted “We appreciate these countries for not falling to the irresponsible ways of the UN," […]

“A Stunning Rebuke”: 128 Nations Support UN Call For Trump To Withdraw Jerusalem Decision

One day after Trump escalated his war of words with the UN, threatening to cut off foreign financial aid over today’s UN vote on the president’s decision to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the United Nations on Thursday delivered what has been dubbed a “stunning rebuke” of the US President’s Jerusalem decision, voting overwhelmingly […]

Israel Bombing Targets Inside Gaza After Hamas Missile Intercept

After a day of escalating violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories which left at least two Palestinians dead and dozens injured in clashes with police and Israeli soldiers, Israel is on high alert with public alarm warnings sounding across multiple communities in the south after at least three rockets were from fired from the Gaza Strip […]

Abbas: US Can No Longer Mediate Israel-Palestinian Talks

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, With the US so heavily committed to supporting Israel, and protecting them from any UN resolutions, it’s always been difficult for the Palestinian leadership to trust the US to be an impartial moderator for peace efforts. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Wednesday’s move by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as […]

In Latest Flip-Flop, Trump Decides Not To Move Israel Embassy To Jerusalem

The list of campaign promise reversals continues to grow as The FT reports President Donald Trump has decided not to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a major reversal of one of his foreign policy campaign pledges. During the presidential campaign Mr Trump repeatedly vowed to move the US […]

“You Tricked Me” – Trump Reportedly Rages At Palestine’s Abbas For ‘Lying To Him’

Israel's Channel 2 TV reports, citing unidentified American with knowledge of encounter, President Trump shouted at Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas during meeting in Bethlehem, questioning his commitment to peace. Trump met with Abbas in Bethlehem last week during his two-day visit to Israel. The two held a joint press conference, at which time […]

An Angry Israel Summons Foreign Ambassadors, Accuses Obama Of Conspiring Against It

Israel’s anger mounted for a second day after Friday’s United Nations snub, when on Sunday it summoned ambassadors of countries from the UN Security Council for a Christmas Day reprimand for their support of a resolution condemning Israel’s illegal settlements on Palestinian lands. The vote passed in the 15-member Security Council on Friday because the […]