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Hezbollah Vows U.S. Decision on Jerusalem Will Mark the 'Beginning of the End' for Israel

Hezbollah Vows U.S. Decision on Jerusalem Will Mark the 'Beginning of the End' for IsraelTens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war.



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In Israel, even the left backs Trump on Jerusalem

In Israel, even the left backs Trump on JerusalemJerusalem has a special status in Israeli life and politics, and with few exceptions, parties from across the political spectrum agreed that it was time for America to recognize their country’s capital. But President Trump’s decision highlighted differences with mainstream Jewish groups in America.



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Turkey could break off ties with Israel over Jerusalem: Erdogan

Turkey could break off ties with Israel over Jerusalem: ErdoganPresident Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey could go as far as breaking off diplomatic ties with Israel if the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a move he said would be a “red line” for Muslims. U.S. officials have said Trump is likely to give a speech on Wednesday unilaterally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that would break with decades of U.S. policy and could fuel violence in the Middle East. Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war.



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'Kiss of death' to two-state solution if Jerusalem declared Israel capital: PLO envoy

'Kiss of death' to two-state solution if Jerusalem declared Israel capital: PLO envoyBy Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A formal U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would be the “kiss of death” to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s chief representative in Washington said on Monday. “Should such a step be taken, it would have catastrophic consequences,” Husam Zomlot told Reuters in an interview. “That would be actually the kiss of death to the two-state solution because Jerusalem is at the very heart of the two-state solution,” Zomlot said.



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U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as capital of IsraelUnited States officials say that Trump will announce that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital Israel.



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Syria army intercepts Israel missiles near Damascus: state media

Syria army intercepts Israel missiles near Damascus: state mediaSyrian air defences intercepted at least two Israeli missiles fired at a government “military position” in Damascus province early Saturday but the attack still caused damage, state media reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the war, said the missiles, presumably Israeli, targeted “positions of the Syrian regime and its allies” southwest of Damascus. An Israeli military spokesman declined to comment.



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Trump May Move U.S. Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem. Here's Why That Matters.

Trump May Move U.S. Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem. Here's Why That Matters.President Donald Trump is expected to make a key policy announcement next week on the U.S. position on the status of Jerusalem, a decision that may have dramatic repercussions for the delicate peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.



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Trump likely to put off Israel embassy move — again

Trump likely to put off Israel embassy move — againSix months after he grudgingly postponed moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, President Trump seems on track to do so again.



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Lebanon arrests actor over 'collaboration' with Israel

Lebanon arrests actor over 'collaboration' with IsraelLebanese authorities arrested prominent writer and actor Ziad Itani on Friday on charges of “collaborating” with Israel and gathering information on political figures, judicial sources said. Itani was detained “after several months of monitoring, follow-up and investigations within and outside” Lebanon, said the State Security Directorate General, in a statement carried by Lebanon’s National News Agency. It said Itani, who is in his 40s, was being questioned “on charges of collaborating and communicating with the Israeli enemy”.



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Drug-maker Teva set for major layoffs in Israel, US: report

Drug-maker Teva set for major layoffs in Israel, US: reportPharmaceutical giant Teva is preparing to sack thousands of employees in Israel and the United States, including one quarter of its Israeli workforce, a business newspaper said Thursday. Israel-based Teva, the world’s biggest manufacturer of generic drugs, will sack 25 percent of its 6,860 employees in Israel and more than 10 percent of its 10,000-strong workforce in the US, Calcalist daily said. Teva shares in the United States have taken a plunge this year as the company has faced harsh financial woes.



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