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US shuts down its consulate in Jerusalem, Palestinians infuriated

04 Mar 2019

US shuts down its consulate in Jerusalem, Palestinians infuriated

The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the US Embassy to Israel.

Einstein's letter on god and religion auctioned for nearly $3mn

05 Dec 2018

Einstein's letter on god and religion auctioned for nearly $3mn

A handwritten letter by revered physicist Albert Einstein grappling with the concept of god and religion has shattered expectations at a Christie's auction, selling for a whopping $2.9mn.

FIFA bans Palestinian football chief from attending matches, here's why!

25 Aug 2018

FIFA bans Palestinian football chief from attending matches, here's why!

On Friday, FIFA announced that it has banned Jibril Rajoub, President of Palestine Football Association, from attending matches in an official capacity for a year.

55 killed in Gaza, ahead of US Jerusalem embassy opening

14 May 2018

55 killed in Gaza, ahead of US Jerusalem embassy opening

Ahead of the controversial opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, at least 55 Palestinians have been shot in Gaza by Israeli forces amid fast rising tensions.

For American embassy inauguration in Jerusalem, Trump may visit Israel

29 Apr 2018

For American embassy inauguration in Jerusalem, Trump may visit Israel

The President of United States, Donald Trump recently said he may visit Jerusalem for the US embassy inauguration on May 14.

BJP promises free Jerusalem-trips for Christians, if voted to power

15 Feb 2018

BJP promises free Jerusalem-trips for Christians, if voted to power

A month after the Modi government withdrew subsidies for Haj pilgrimages, the BJP is now offering Christians free pilgrimages to Jerusalem if elected to power in Nagaland.

Gaza strip: Angry at Trump, hundreds of Palestinians protest

30 Dec 2017

Gaza strip: Angry at Trump, hundreds of Palestinians protest

The situation in the Gaza strip has been tense since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Israel plans 'Trump station' at proposed railway line in Jerusalem

28 Dec 2017

Israel plans 'Trump station' at proposed railway line in Jerusalem

Israel's transport minister Yisrael Katz has said he wants to name a train station on a proposed railway tunnel under Jerusalem's Old City after US President Donald Trump.

Israel praises Guatemala for deciding to move embassy to Jerusalem

26 Dec 2017

Israel praises Guatemala for deciding to move embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala, a US-ally recently became the first state to announce its decision to shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

UN General Assembly resolution opposes Trump's Jerusalem declaration

22 Dec 2017

UN General Assembly resolution opposes Trump's Jerusalem declaration

The UN General Assembly has voted 128-9 in favor of a resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump's recent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

US vetoes UN resolution for withdrawal of Trump's Jerusalem announcement

19 Dec 2017

US vetoes UN resolution for withdrawal of Trump's Jerusalem announcement

As expected, the US has vetoed a UN Security Council Resolution calling for a withdrawal of US President Donald Trump's recent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

UN Security Council to vote on Trump's Jerusalem announcement

18 Dec 2017

UN Security Council to vote on Trump's Jerusalem announcement

The UN Security Council is set to vote today on a draft resolution calling for a withdrawal of US President Donald Trump's recent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Muslim nations seek recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital

14 Dec 2017

Muslim nations seek recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital

The Organization of Islamic Co-operation (OIC), which comprises of 57 Muslim countries, has urged the world to recognize "the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital."

Arab ministers demand America rescind Jerusalem decision

11 Dec 2017

Arab ministers demand America rescind Jerusalem decision

The Foreign ministers of several Arab countries have demanded that America rescind President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Netanyahu: Palestine must accept reality that Jerusalem is Israel's capital

11 Dec 2017

Netanyahu: Palestine must accept reality that Jerusalem is Israel's capital

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said that to facilitate peace, Palestinians must "get to grips with" the fact that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

Jerusalem announcement: Israel launches airstrikes against Hamas in Gaza

09 Dec 2017

Jerusalem announcement: Israel launches airstrikes against Hamas in Gaza

The Israeli military said it has retaliated against rocket attacks by Palestinian militant group Hamas by targeting multiple sites belonging to the outfit.

Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt after Trump's Jerusalem announcement

08 Dec 2017

Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt after Trump's Jerusalem announcement

US President Donald Trump's recent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital has sparked Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

Trump delivers on Israel promise, recognizes Jerusalem as capital

07 Dec 2017

Trump delivers on Israel promise, recognizes Jerusalem as capital

US President Donald Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a bold and unprecedented step that reversed decades of official US policy.

In a first, US to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

06 Dec 2017

In a first, US to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

President Donald Trump is reportedly soon going to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, making the US the first country to do so.

Israel agrees to remove Jerusalem metal detectors as crisis worsens

25 Jul 2017

Israel agrees to remove Jerusalem metal detectors as crisis worsens

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has voted to remove metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif.

Einstein's letters to be auctioned in Jerusalem

15 Jun 2017

Einstein's letters to be auctioned in Jerusalem

5 letters sent by Albert Einstein to his colleague, David Bohm, will be auctioned on June 20 at an auction house in Jerusalem.