"Trump, Balfour of the century, gifts Jerusalem to Israel"—main headline in Beirut's Annahar

Map. History of Israel-Palestine conflict

25 September 2018
Pledges Israel "will always ensure freedom of worship for Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike." And thanks @POTUS "for today's historic decision."
Netanyahu says he shares @POTUS commitment "to advancing peace between Israel and all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians." And reiterates pledge "there will be no change whatsoever to the status quo at the holy sites" in Jerusalem.
"The President's decision is an important step towards peace," says @netanyahu, "for there is no peace that doesn't include Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel."
9 month ago
Palestine Liberation Organization: Trump's decision on Jerusalem destroys any chance for a two-state solution
Macron: Trump's unilateral decision is regrettable and France does not support it
9 month ago
[email protected]: "I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem."
9 month ago
Hamas says Trump's decision opens "gates of hell"
9 month ago
Foreign Minister Cavusoglu said: We condemn the decision that the US Administration recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Netanyahu pledges no change to status quo at Jerusalem holy sites
No hesitation on part of WH in acknowledging that Jerusalem announcement by Pres Trump fulfills "a major campaign promise of his and many previous Presidential candidates."
Netanyahu: Any peace agreement with the Palestinians must include Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
@LindseyGrahamSC: Why did the Trump Administration decide to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel? Because it always has been and always will be.
@LindseyGrahamSC: Finally, the decision announced today does not take other options off the table regarding a two-state solution.
@LindseyGrahamSC:I fully support the Trump Administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because this statement reflects the reality on the ground for the last 3,000 years.
9 month ago
[email protected]: "Israel is a sovereign nation with the right, like every other sovereign nation, to determine its own capital."
@POTUS signing Jerusalem announcement
Trump says US prepared to back two-state solution if the two parties want that
@POTUS concludes speech with asking God to bless the Israelis, the Palestinians and the United States."
President Trump on changes in Jerusalem policies: "This decision is not intended in any way to reflect a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace agreement."
US media: Tillerson and Mattis were both opposed to Trump's Jerusalem announcement due to security concerns; Kushner and Greenblatt were in favour
@POTUS: "Peace is never beyond the grasp of those willing to reach it. So today we calm, for moderation."
@POTUS: "There will, of course, be disagreement and dissent regarding this announcement."
"We are not taking a position of any final status issues," such as contested borders between Israel and the Palestinians. There must be a peace agreement "that is acceptable to both sides," adds @POTUS. "The United States would support a two-state solution."
President Trump: "I've judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America, and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians."
POTUS Trump instructs State Department to move US embassy to Jerusalem.
@POTUS: @StateDept to immediately begin planning for a "magnificent" embassy to be built in Jerusalem.
@POTUS: "Today Jerusalem is the seat of the modern Israeli government," as well as the Knesset, the Supreme Court and the home of the prime minister and president.
@POTUS: "Jerusalem is not just the heart of three great religions" but also of "one of the most successfull democracies in the world."
Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
This is the best interest of the US and to advance the peace process, declares @POTUS.
Trump recognizes #Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Trump: I made a promise to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem
@POTUS: "It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."
@POTUS: "After more than two decades of waivers we're no closer to a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians."
Photos reportedly showing tonight's protest outside the US Consulate in Istanbul.9 month ago
Photos reportedly showing tonight's protest outside the US Consulate in Istanbul.
Trump says announcement marks beginning of new approach to Israel-Palestine conflict
@PressSec: Speech excerpts as prepared for delivery by @POTUS:
Hamas organized a march in Rafah against Trump decision on Jerusalem9 month ago
Hamas organized a march in Rafah against Trump decision on Jerusalem
U.S President Trump is due to announce the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel shortly
President Erdogan talks with Sudanese President Bashir on Jerusalem9 month ago
President Erdogan talks with Sudanese President Bashir on Jerusalem
Trump to deliver his statement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital in the Diplomatic Reception Room, under famous Gilbert Stuart portrait of GW.
9 month ago
President Erdoğan urges to display common attitude regarding Jerusalem in phone calls with Saudi king, Qatari emir
State Department, in cable to all U.S. diplomatic posts, asks officials to defer non-essential travel to Israel, Jerusalem and West Bank until December 20 - document
By moving the embassy US will practically alter the status of Jerusalem. An affront to Palestisns and the Muslim world. practically burying the two states solutions. Will add another wound to already bleeding body of Muslim Ummah – Pakistan Foreign Minister
9 month ago
Protesters rally outside the U.S. diplomatic mission in Ankara, Turkey
9 month ago
Palestinian President Abbas to deliver televised speech after Trump's Jerusalem announcement
Bolivia plans to request a Security Council session if Washington recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned the United States that moving its embassy to Jerusalem would "play into the hands of terror groups"
9 month ago
Jordan's King Abdullah says Jerusalem is "key to stability" of the entire Middle East
9 month ago
Palestinian envoy says the Arab League will hold an emergency meeting on Jerusalem on Saturday which has been requested by the Palestinians and Jordan
9 month ago
Erdogan: The existing status of Jerusalem should be maintained without any change
Protests break out in Gaza City as Palestinian leaders call for days of rage against US President Trump's plan to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital
9 month ago
Steve Bannon, discussing Israel, tells me "we should have moved the embassy day one"
9 month ago
UK PM May: I am due to speak to Trump on this. Our position has not changed. The status of Jerusalem should be negotiated by both sides. It should form a shared capital. We support a two-state solution
Tillerson won't get ahead of @POTUS on Jerusalem decision and says US continues to believe there's a good chance for peace in the Middle East
9 month ago
German Social Democrats Leader @MartinSchulz says US President Donald Trump is undermining international stability with the decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem Full story here:
Egypt denies rocket firing at Israel from Sinai
Israeli officials say that due to Trump statement "Several countries - the Philippines and eastern european countries - have shown intrest in moving their embassy to Jerusalem"
NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg declines to comment on @realDonaldTrump's plans to move US embassy to Jerusalem, saying it's a US decision and too early to comment ahead of @POTUS
Netanyahu: Israel expands its relations with countries in the Middle East but not with Iran
9 month ago
Kremlin says Russia is concerned that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian authorities could be aggravated should US President Donald Trump move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
9 month ago
After two suspected Israeli strikes in Syria, Israeli army staged a surprise military exercise in the north to test battle readiness in the case of the sudden break out of a conflict with Lebanon
Pope Francis calls for Jerusalem 'status quo' to be respected
The Egyptian security delegation has left the Gaza Strip suddenly
"All relevant parties should bear regional peace and tranquility in mind, be cautious in words and deeds, avoid impacting the foundation for the settlement of the issue of Palestine, and avoid causing new confrontation in the region": China on Trump's Jerusalem plan
9 month ago
Turkey: Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem will be a serious mistake and the entire world opposes it
Pope Francis says on US President Trump's expected announcement about recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, "recognising rights of all people," in the Holy Land is a "primary condition" of dialogue
9 month ago
Confrontations already reported between Israeli army and Palestinian protesters in Hebron and Bethlehem, march protesting Trump's expected announcement starts in Gaza
9 month ago
Ankara: Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will provoke the region and the world into an endless fire
Reports of Hezbollah and Iranian reinforcements arriving near Quneitra, meaning only being a few km's from Golan borders
9 month ago
Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian representative to Britain, says if US President Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, it will be a "kiss of death" for the peace process
9 month ago
German FM @SigmarGabriel warned the White House that doing so would "fuel" regional tensions. US President Donald Trump is to publicly address the issue today
United Nations envoy to the Middle East calls for negotiations on Jerusalem
9 month ago
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he views with "concern" reports that the US will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
China says US Jerusalem move could cause 'escalation' of tensions
9 month ago
Palestinian representative to Britain says Palestinians will take to the streets and complain if Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Khamenei: America's intention to move its embassy to Jerusalem is a sign of its failure
"Trump, Balfour of the century, gifts Jerusalem to Israel"—main headline in Beirut's Annahar
Readout just issued by @WhiteHouse says @POTUS, in calls today to Middle East leaders, "discussed potential decisions regarding Jerusalem."
9 month ago
[email protected]: "Tomorrow, @POTUS will deliver remarks regarding [calling Jerusalem capital of Israel decision]."
President Trump to deliver statement on the U.S. Embassy to Israel on Wednesday, White House says
9 month ago
"Tomorrow the president will deliver remarks" on reported plan to move @usembassyta to Jerusalem, says @PressSec.
[email protected] asked if Tillerson is on board with Jerusalem change: it is ultimately the president's decision.
Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem are burning photos of Trump ahead of his Jerusalem announcement tomorrow9 month ago
Palestinian protesters in Bethlehem are burning photos of Trump ahead of his Jerusalem announcement tomorrow
In security alert the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem notes "Day of Rage" expected on Friday; US Government employees and their families are prohibited from traveling to Old City Jerusalem and West Bank until further notice
Trump on Wednesday to make announcement on recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital - NYT, CNN
Saudi king warns 'dangerous' US Jerusalem embassy move would provoke Muslims
State Department warns of violence ahead of Trump Jerusalem decision: "US gov't employees and family restricted from personal travel in Jerusalem's Old City and in the West Bank. US citizens should avoid crowds and areas with increased police and/or military presence"
King Salman to Trump: The move of the embassy to Jerusalem is a dangerous step to provoke the feelings of Muslims
King Salman receives a telephone call from US President Trump on the latest regional developments
Israeli Israeli army is on "High alert" due to Trump expected announcment on Jerusalem
Though @FedericaMog says she's satisfied with US-EU cooperation, she cites numerous areas of disagreement, ie Jerusalem, where she warns any change in status would be detrimental
Sources - 4 civilians were killed this afternoon by armed terrorist elements in Al Safa neighborhood in the center of Rafah.
9 month ago
Hamas declares Friday a day of rage to protest Trump's intention to move US embassy to Jerusalem and calls for confrontations with Israel after Friday prayers.
9 month ago
Abbas then phoned Putin and on his end Trump called Egypt's President Sisi who cautioned @realDonaldTrump against "taking measures that would undermine the chances of peace in the Middle East", reiterating the Egyptian firm support of current legal status quo of Jerusalem
Palestinian President Abbas urges the Pope, Russian, French and Jordanian leaders to intervene on Trump's plan to move U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem - spokesman
9 month ago
Palestinian official state news agency confirms Trump told President Abbas he is going to move the US embassy @usembassyta from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Sen Dianne Feinstein: Reports indicate the president will move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. I wrote him last week to explain why that would be a terrible decision.
The UAE warns of the danger of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
EU warns Trump against recognizing occupied Jerusalem as Israeli capital, Abbas talks to Trump over the phone, Trump calls King Abdullah II of Jordan and Netanyahu.
9 month ago
"The President has calls scheduled this morning with Prime Minister Netanyahu, King Abdullah of Jordan and Palestinian Authority President Abbas. We will have a readout on these calls later today," says @PressSec.
9 month ago
Trump calls Palestinian leader Abbas amid Jerusalem speculation: source
Israel airstrikes targeted Mahien base in Homs eastern countryside and Jedaidat Yabous in west Damascus near Syrian-Lebanese border
EU's Mogherini says any action that would undermine two-state solution between Israel, Palestinians must be avoided, Jerusalem must become joint capital for both countries
Senior Israeli officials in response to Turkish President Erdoğan threats say "Jerusalem has been the capital of jews for 3,000 years and for Israel in the last 70 years- whether Erdogan recognizes/likes it or not"
9 month ago
US Jerusalem recognition would end Trump peace push, senior Palestinian official Nabil Shaath announces
Erdogan: Jerusalem is the red line for all Muslims, we could go as far as cutting diplomatic ties with Israel over the issue9 month ago
Erdogan: Jerusalem is the red line for all Muslims, we could go as far as cutting diplomatic ties with Israel over the issue
9 month ago
Turkey president Erdogan says Jerusalem issue could lead to ending of diplomatic ties with Israel
Secretary-General of Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit calls on the Trump administration not to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
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