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Romania to move embassy to Jerusalem, premier pledges

Romania to move embassy to Jerusalem, premier pledgesThe Romanian prime minister promised Sunday in Washington that her country would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, breaking with both the European position and apparently with her own country’s president. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila made the announcement before the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an influential pro-Israel lobby.



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Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capitalJERUSALEM (AP) — The leaders of Romania and Honduras on Sunday announced that they will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, following the lead of President Donald Trump.



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In Jerusalem, Pompeo takes a jab at US Democrats on anti-Semitism

In Jerusalem, Pompeo takes a jab at US Democrats on anti-SemitismJerusalem (AFP) – Top US diplomat Mike Pompeo issued a thinly veiled jab at US Democrats over anti-Semitism on Wednesday, following controversial comments by a Muslim congresswoman over American support for Israel.



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U.S. Closes Jerusalem Consulate and Downgrades Its Diplomatic Mission to Palestine

U.S. Closes Jerusalem Consulate and Downgrades Its Diplomatic Mission to PalestineThe United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel.



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U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem to merge with Israel embassy on Monday

U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem to merge with Israel embassy on MondayThe decision to create a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem was announced last October by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and had been widely expected for early March. The State Department announcement on Sunday gave the official date for the move. The planned merger has raised Palestinians’ fears that the Trump administration is downgrading the handling of their concerns in the disputed city of Jerusalem, home to sites holy to Judaism, Islam and Christianity.



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Flag comes down on U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem

Flag comes down on U.S. Palestinian mission in JerusalemThe Palestinians, who have boycotted the Trump administration since it shifted long-standing U.S. policy in December 2017 by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, voiced anger at what they see as Washington’s latest move against them. Whereas previously the consulate reported on Palestinian matters directly to Washington, its staff have now been repurposed in the embassy as a “Palestinian Affairs Unit” under the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. Israeli-Palestinian talks collapsed in 2014 and the White House says it intends to present a new peace plan after a national election in Israel in April.



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Israel says woman's slaying near Jerusalem 'nationalistic'

Israel says woman's slaying near Jerusalem 'nationalistic'JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's internal security agency said Sunday that the slaying of a 19-year-old Israeli woman allegedly by a Palestinian near Jerusalem last week was politically motivated.



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Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of IsraelAustralia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. Canberra became one of just a few governments around the world to follow US President Donald Trump’s lead and recognise the contested city as Israel’s capital, but Morrison also committed to recognising a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital. “Australia now recognises west Jerusalem — being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government — is the capital of Israel,” Morrison said in a speech in Sydney.



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Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Malaysia's Mahathir says no rights to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capitalMalaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Sunday criticized Australia’s move to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying countries had “no rights” to do so. Australia’s move follows U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv in May, which infuriated Palestinians and the wider Islamic world and upset Western allies. “Jerusalem should remain as it is now and not the capital of Israel,” Mahathir told Reuters on the sidelines of an event in Bangkok.



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Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassy not moving yet

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, embassy not moving yetAustralia formally recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday. Israel described the move as a step in the right direction. Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said the announcement was born of Australian “petty domestic politics.” “Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem, being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel,” Morrison said.



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