Sunday, 25 February 2018

Tag Archives: Jerusalem

1,800 year old mosaic uncovered at Caesarea

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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

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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’

US President Donald Trump (L) speaks to the press with Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (R) on August 11, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Trump said Friday that he was considering options involving the US military as a response to the escalating political crisis in Venezuela.  / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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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

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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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US will take names of those who vote to reject Jerusalem recognition

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UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned countries that she will report back to President Donald Trump with the names of those who support a draft resolution rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency session Thursday to vote on ...

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Trump’s siege of Jerusalem

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Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem has raised eyebrows in the political circles of the world. Jerusalem has been the primary source of tension between Israel and the Muslim World. Israel occupied the Palestinian majority East Jerusalem after the 1967 war. United Nations does not recognise Jerusalem as the sole capital of ...

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