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Israeli Arab MPs to boycott speech by Pence

Israeli Palestinian MPs to boycott speech by 'messianic' Pence

A coalition of Palestinian parties in the Israeli parliament said on Saturday it will boycott a speech visiting US Vice President Mike Pence plans to make on Monday, calling him “dangerous and messianic”. Pence, who spoke with the Egyptian president on Saturday in Cairo to start his first Middle East tour, travels on Sunday on to Jordan. His visit to …

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EU backs East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

EU backs East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

The European Union has assured President Mahmoud Abbas that the 28-nation bloc supports Palestinians’ bid to have East Jerusalem al-Quds as capital of their future state. During a meeting with Abbas at the EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini rejected US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital. “I want …

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Palestinians burn Pence’s photos, say visit ‘desecrating’

Palestinians burn Pence's photos, say visit 'desecrating'

Palestinians have taken to the streets of the West Bank city of Bethlehem to protest US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel, burning his photos over Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli “capital”. The protesters gathered in Bethlehem’s Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity on Sunday night after Pence arrived in Israel earlier in …

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UN demands $3 billion in aid for Yemen

UN demands $3 billion in aid for Yemen

The United Nations is calling for what it refers to as a record $2.96 billion aid for war-ravaged Yemen where Saudi airstrikes, looming famine, and cholera have claimed the lives of thousands of people. According to a statement released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Sunday, the aid will be used to respond to …

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Jordan’s king says East Jerusalem must be capital of Palestinian state

Jordan’s king says East Jerusalem must be capital of Palestinian state

Jordan’s King Abdullah expressed concern on Sunday over a decision by Washington to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying East Jerusalem had to be the capital of a future Palestinian state. In remarks during talks with US Vice Mike Pence in Amman, the king said the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was a two-state one. Jordan lost East Jerusalem …

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Women’s March protests: Thousands rally against Trump

1000s decry Trump policies in Women’s March

Thousands have taken part in women’s marches across the US on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, in a bid to generate more female candidates running for office as well as to protest against the US president’s policies. Under the name Power to the Polls, the rallies on Saturday were hailed as the beginning of a new era in …

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London mayor says Trump sounds like ISIL

London mayor says Trump sounds like ISIL

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has compared US President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against Islam to tactics used by Daesh (ISIL) to inspire terror attacks in Western cities. In an interview with the Intercept, Khan said Daesh terrorists seek “an increase of Islamophobic attacks; they want a backlash against proud Muslims, proud westerners.” Khan, who has exchanged barbs with Trump in the …

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«the Mossad» has killed at least 3,000 people

the Mossad has killed at least 3,000 people

the magazine Der Spiegel published an interview with journalist Ronen Bergman, who is considered an expert on the history of Israeli intelligence. Speech in the publication of a new book Bergman’s «Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations» («the story first: the secret history of Israeli assassinations»), which will go on sale in late January. In …

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Haitians rally in New York over Trump’s vulgar remarks

Haitians rally in New York over Trump’s vulgar remarks

Hundreds of Haitian immigrants have marched in New York City to express their outrage at the vulgar language used by US President Donald Trump against African and Central American immigrants. Demonstrators gathered Friday morning in Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn and walked to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services in Lower Manhattan. They ended their march in front of the …

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Al Quds remains eternal capital of Palestine

Al Quds remains eternal capital of Palestine

Al Quds will continue to be the eternal capital of the State of Palestine, affirmed the final communique released by Al Azhar International Conference in Support of Al Quds which ran for two days in the Egyptian capital. The UAE Federal National Council, FNC, participated in the two-day event, which was held in co-operation with the Muslim Council of Elders. …

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