Abbas praised the “uprising of the Palestinian people” earlier this week in response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.
Egyptian authorities are quietly pressing the Palestinians to accept US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as the new reality.
US President Donald Trump this week warned that if the Palestinian Authority does not become more conciliatory in its approach to Israel, then it will no longer receive American financial aid.
Of 124 nations which actually have border disputes, and some are occupying disputed territory, all have chosen their own capital without any question from the rest of the world. Except Israel.
Israel’s most intense storm of the season peaked Friday 5 January, with gusts reaching 100 kilometers an hour and flooding expected in towns from the northern Galilee to the Negev desert.
In predawn hours Tuesday, after impassioned speeches both for and against, Israel’s Knesset voted passage of a “United Jerusalem Bill.”
Protests have swept Iran in the last few days leading to clashes with security forces and the first protester deaths, as reported on 30 Dec. 2017..
Since Guatemala’s announcement this week that it will follow the US and move its embassy to Jerusalem, at least 10 more countries are in talks with the Israelis about doing the same.
Guatemala’s president announced on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of US President Donald Trump in ordering the change.
With Israel apparently approaching a fifth consecutive dry year, the Sea of Galilee has dropped to dangerously low levels and will be replenished with desalinated water, Water Authority officials have announced.