Jerusalem

U.S. closes embassy in Jerusalem

The United States consulate in Jerusalem will be absorbed into the new U.S. Embassy to Israel today, the State Department said. The decision to create a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem was announced last October by Secretary of …

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Jerusalem sees first snow in four years

A winter storm hit Israel yesterday, bringing snow to Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and significant amounts of rain and wind in other parts of the country.  Stormy weather set in yesterday afternoon with the initial rain and hail …

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Wedding of 13 year old girl prevented in Jerusalem

Jerusalem police prevented the wedding of a 13 year old girl and a 16 year old boy from taking place yesterday night, a police spokesperson said.  Police units entered the ultra-religious neighborhood of Meah Shearim, after …

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Paraguay to move embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv

Paraguay will move its embassy in Israel back to Tel Aviv, reversing a May decision by former President Horacio Cartes to move the diplomatic site to Jerusalem, Reuters reported citing the South American country’s foreign …

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Terrorist cell planning attack on Netanyahu thwarted

Israel's Shin Bet security service says it has uncovered a plot to target Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to the Shin Bet, a resident of a Palestinian refugee camp in east Jerusalem is among …

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Turkey may ban some Israel goods

US President Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and shift the American embassy there reversed decades of US policy, upsetting the Arab world and Western allies

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Paraguay embassy opens in Jerusalem

Paraguay officially moved its country’s embassy to Jerusalem today, with President Horacio Cartes in Israel for the ceremony, also attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Paraguay is the …

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Erdogan: history to judge US and Israel

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the United States of stoking violence in the Middle East with its embassy move. Erdogan said "history will judge" the Trump administration’s …

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More than 40 people killed in Gaza border clashes

At least 41 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounded in protests at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel on the same day the U.S. fulfills its controversial promise to move its embassy to the contested city of …

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