U.S. Senator: Jerusalem embassy proves there’s a new sheriff in town

U.S. Senator: Jerusalem embassy proves there’s a new sheriff in town

The US has sent a message to the world and the Middle East in particular that “there’s a new sheriff" in town, told reporters in Jerusalem on Monday. They underscored that the historic opening of a US embassy in Jerusalem was symbolic of this new American policy stance. “When [US President] Donald Trump says something, he means it,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters at the King David Hotel in […]

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Pastor set to address U.S. embassy event said Jews, others going to hell

Pastor set to address U.S. embassy event said Jews, others going to hell

Pastor Robert Jeffress, who is expected to deliver a blessing at the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, is a bigot, former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrote on Twitter Monday. Robert Jeffress says “you can’t be saved by being a Jew,“ and “Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell.” He’s said the same about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that […]

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Erekat: Trump promoting international anarchy with embassy move

Erekat: Trump promoting international anarchy with embassy move

Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat condemned the Trump Administration‘s decision to open the US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the eve of "Nakba Day," stating that its support of Israel "is promoting international anarchy." "As the Palestinian people continue to endure 70 years of ongoing Nakba, ethnic cleansing and exile, as well as over 50 years of occupation, the US administration has chosen to celebrate it by moving its embassy […]

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Greenblatt: Delaying embassy move brought us no closer to peace agreement

Greenblatt: Delaying embassy move brought us no closer to peace agreement

With the US poised Monday afternoon to , following years when successive administrations deferred on the step because of stated concerns that it would trigger violence and hurt the peace process, US Mideast negotiator Jason Greenblatt laid out in a Twitter thread Monday morning the administration‘s reasons for the move. The bipartisan 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act urging this move was reaffirmed by the Senate unanimously in 2017. More than two […]

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