Palestinians to Trump: Don't move embassy to Jerusalem

Jan 10, 2017

Palestinians to Trump: Don't move embassy to Jerusalem

The Palestinians have urged President-elect Donald Trump not to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem. The official Palestinian news agency WAFA says President Mahmoud Abbas warned Trump in a letter that such a move would be “devastating” for U.S.-led efforts to ...

Netanyahu places hopes in incoming Trump administration

Dec 26, 2016

Netanyahu places hopes in incoming Trump administration

The Israeli government’s furious reaction to the U.N. Security Council’s adoption of a resolution opposing Jewish settlements in occupied territory underscores its fundamental and bitter dispute with the international community about the future of the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Obama to attend Jerusalem funeral for Shimon Peres

Sep 29, 2016

Obama to attend Jerusalem funeral for Shimon Peres

U.S. President Barack Obama will join other world leaders in attending the funeral of Israeli ex-President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, the White House said Wednesday. The president “will lead the U.S. delegation to Jerusalem to participate in the funeral,” ...

Israeli archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old settlement

Feb 18, 2016

Israeli archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old settlement

Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed a 7,000-year-old settlement in northern Jerusalem, describing it as the oldest discovery of its kind in the area. Israel’s Antiquities Authority said the excavation exposed two houses with well-preserved remains and floors containing pottery vessels, flint tools ...