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Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital.He is in Brussels for talks - the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more than 20 years.But the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini says the bloc's stance on the matter is unchanged.Donald Trump's move has left the US isolated on a highly sensitive issue between Israel and the Palestinians.Arriving in Brussels, Mr Netanyahu again welcomed the announcement, saying Jerusalem had been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years and Mr Trump had put "facts squarely on the table"."I believe that all, or most, European countries will move their embassies to Jerusalem, recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and engage robustl...
Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

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Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling it a "grave" development that puts Washington on the same side as "occupation" and the violation of international law. In a resolution long on rhetoric but short on concrete actions, the ministers also called for the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution condemning Trump's decision, but acknowledged that Washington would most likely veto it. If the U.S. vetoes the resolution, the Arabs would seek a similar resolution in the U.N. General Assembly, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki told a pre-dawn news conference in Cairo. A two-page resolution adopted by the emergency meeting, which began Saturday night, did not incl...
The Latest: Israel urges others to follow US on Jerusalem

The Latest: Israel urges others to follow US on Jerusalem

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The Latest on the fallout of the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Israel's U.N. ambassador is urging all nations to follow the United States and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Danny Danon told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council Friday on President Donald Trump's announcement that "recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a critical and necessary step for peace." He stressed that "there will never be peace without Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel. And that will never change." The United States is the first country to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Danon recalled that 3,000 years ago King David declared Jerusalem the capital of the Jewish people. He held up the re...
Jerusalem: Israel braced for protests over Trump declaration

Jerusalem: Israel braced for protests over Trump declaration

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Israeli forces are on high alert for protests in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank against the US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Hundreds of extra police have been deployed in Jerusalem's Old City, and additional battalions sent to the West Bank, after clashes there on Thursday.Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in the violence as protesters fought troops.Donald Trump's announcement was hailed by Israel but condemned across the Arab and Islamic world.Western allies of the US have also disavowed the move, which reversed decades of US policy of neutrality towards Jerusalem's status.Anger in the West Bank and delight in West JerusalemIsrael has always regarded Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.In r...
Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes

Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt least 31 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.One person is in a critical condition. Mr Trump's announcement - met with worldwide dismay - reversed decades of US policy on the sensitive issue.Israel deployed hundreds of extra troops in the West Bank as Palestinians went on strike and took to the streets. Protesters set tyres alight and threw stones, and Israeli troops fired tear gas, rubber bullets and live bullets.One rocket fired from the Gaza Strip exploded inside southern Israel while others fell short, Israel's army said.In response, an Israeli tank and an aircraft targeted "two terror ...