Jerusalem

Iranian parliament recognizes Jerusalem as 'capital of Palestine'

(Worthy News) – The Iranian parliament voted to approve a plan on Wednesday that would require the government of Iran to recognize Jerusalem as the permanent capital of the Palestinian people, Iranian news agency Fars reported. The vote yielded 207 supporters and met with no opposition. On December 6, US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem…

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IDF warns Gaza tensions could erupt into new conflict — report

(Worthy News) – The Israel Defense Forces has reportedly warned senior government ministers the situation in the Gaza Strip is incendiary and could lead to a new round of violence with Hamas. Senior defense officials told ministers at Sunday’s briefing for the high-level security cabinet that the Gaza-based terrorist group has no interest in starting…

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Syrian, Iranian backed forces advance in border area near northern Israel

(Worthy News) – Syrian army forces backed by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon in a new expansion of Tehran’s influence in the war-torn country. The army and the Shi’ite forces advanced east and south of the Sunni-rebel held bastion of Beit Jin…

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Guatemala says it’s begun working on moving embassy to Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry said Monday it had begun working on moving the country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a day after President Jimmy Morales announced he would follow US President Donald Trump’s controversial lead on the holy city. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs received the presidential order and is starting the process…

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Israel says 10 more countries in talks about moving embassies to Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Following Guatemala’s announcement Monday that it would move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, at least 10 other countries are in talks to move their own missions, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said. In an interview with Israel Radio, she declined to say which states Israel was speaking with, but Channel 10…

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Pope Francis laments ‘winds of war’ blowing around the world

(Worthy News) – Lamenting “the winds of war” blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message on Monday called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East and prayed that confrontation can be overcome on the Korean Peninsula. The pope took particular aim at areas of global tension where…

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Hamas calls on Arabs to drive Israeli, US ambassadors out of Arab states

(Worthy News) – Palestinians resumed violently rioting on Wednesday as they continued to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The declaration infuriated Palestinians and many in the Arab world who view east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. “We call on our Arabic and…

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176 nations at UN call for Palestinian statehood

(Worthy News) – The General Assembly voted 176-7 on Tuesday to affirm the Palestinian right to self-determination, one day after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pledged to renew his quest for state membership in the international body. The vote is nonbinding and has no impact beyond underscoring international support for Palestinian statehood among most of…

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