Thursday, 19 September 2019

Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Israel invests in high-tech upgrades at West Bank crossings

QALANDIA CROSSING: It’s just after 6 a.m. and a Palestinian man’s face is momentarily bathed in crimson light, not by the sun rising over the mountains of Jordan, but by a facial recognition scanner at an Israeli checkpoint near Jerusalem. The Israeli military has installed the face scanners as part ...

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Paraguay to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

JERUSALEM: Paraguay will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by the end of May, a Paraguay government spokesman and the Israeli foreign ministry said on Monday, following the United States and Guatemala. The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest disputes between Israel, which says the city is ...

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1,800 year old mosaic uncovered at Caesarea

JERUSALEM: Israeli archaeologists uncovered a rare 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic in the Caesarea National Park dating between the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD and the equivalent of an ancient shopping mall. The excavation is part of the reconstruction work at the Crusaders-era entrance bridge to the port city and part of ...

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Netanyahu disappointed by ally Modi’s Jerusalem rejection

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he was “disappointed” by India´s refusal to back recognition of Jerusalem as his country´s capital but would not let it spoil his landmark visit to the Asian giant. Netanyahu also vowed that Israel would “catch up” with the killers of a Jewish ...

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US hails UN budget cuts as ‘step in right direction’

UNITED NATIONS : The United States applauded a $285-million-cut in the UN core budget , saying it was “a big step in right direction.” The General Assembly adopted a budget of $5.396 billion for 2018-2019, slightly below the $5.4 billion that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had sought. The United States ...

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Palestine’s Abbas rules out US peace plan after Jerusalem decision

GAZA: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said that he would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the United States, dealing a pre-emptive blow to a new initiative expected by Washington next year. The comments in Paris came hours after 128 members of the United Nations voted to condemn US ...

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UN votes to reject US decision on Jerusalem despite threats

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations General Assembly voted Thursday 128-9, with 35 abstentions, on a non-binding resolution condemning President Trump’s new policy recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Mr. Trump had said he would be watching very closely at which members of the General Assembly voted for the resolution and ...

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