Trump tells Mideast leaders of intention to move embassy to Jerusalem – officials

By Steve Holland and Nidal al-Mughrabi WASHINGTON/GAZA, Dec 5 : President Donald Trump told Palestinian and Jordanian leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, their representatives said, amid a growing outcry across the Middle East against any unilateral US decision on the ancient city. Senior US officials […]

U.S., foreign officials warn Trump not to call Jerusalem Israel’s capital

By Arshad Mohammed and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON, Dec 5 : The possibility that U.S. President Donald Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has stirred opposition from U.S. and foreign officials who fear it could unleash violence. Such a decision, which U.S. officials have said has not been finalized, would violate decades of U.S. policy […]

Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital next week -official

By Steve Holland and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Dec 1 : President Donald Trump is likely to announce next week that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a senior administration official said on Friday, a move that would upend decades of American policy and possibly inflame tensions in the Middle East. Trump could make […]

Israel strikes militant targets in Gaza after mortar barrage

By Ori Lewis and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM/GAZA, Nov 30 : Israeli tanks and aircraft struck militant positions in the Gaza Strip on Thursday soon after Palestinian militants fired mortar shells at an Israeli military post close to the territory, the Israeli army said. A Reuters witness in Gaza said he saw smoke rising from at […]

New Israeli draft laws seen protecting PM under criminal probe

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM, Nov 17 : Two of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest allies have initiated legislation in what opponents say is a rearguard action to try to shield him from a police probe into corruption allegations against him. Netanyahu is a suspect in two cases, one into alleged meddling in the media industry […]

Israel finds bodies of five Gaza militants killed in tunnel demolition

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Nov 5 : Israel said on Sunday it had recovered the bodies of five Palestinians who were killed when it blew up a tunnel last week that was dug by militants under the Gaza Strip border, and hopes they can be used to effect the return of Israelis held in Gaza. […]