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Hamas wants Palestinian protesters to breach border fence

Hamas wants Palestinian protesters to breach border fence

Asked what he wanted to see from protests on Monday and Tuesday, Hamas official Yahya Sinwar pointed out Israel has never specifically defined its borders.

Trump not going to Jerusalem for US embassy opening

Trump not going to Jerusalem for US embassy opening

President Donald Trump will not travel to Israel next week for the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, the White House said on Monday, announcing that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will lead the delegation.

US Embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem

US Embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem

At least three US Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday ahead of next week's opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

Romanian president seeks PM's resignation over embassy row

Romanian president seeks PM's resignation over embassy row

Romania's President Klaus Iohannis called on Friday for the resignation of Prime Minister Viorica Dancila amid a row sparked by the possible move of the country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Romanian president slams plan to move Israel embassy

Romanian president slams plan to move Israel embassy

A row erupted Friday between Romania's government and President Klaus Iohannis over a proposal to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Qatar slams withdrawal of Jerusalem identity

Qatar slams withdrawal of Jerusalem identity

Qatar strongly condemned the Israeli Knesset's approval of a law authorising the interior minister to withdraw the Jerusalem identity from the Palestinians.

Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit

Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit

In an interview with Palestine TV while in the US, 82-year-old Mahmud Abbas rejected reports he had been rushed to hospital during his visit.

Oman's foreign minister visits Jerusalem holy site

Oman's foreign minister visits Jerusalem holy site

Oman's foreign minister made a rare visit by an Arab official to a Jerusalem holy site on Thursday after holding talks with Palestinian leaders in the occupied West Bank.

US Mideast peace plan 'fairly well advanced': Tillerson

US Mideast peace plan 'fairly well advanced': Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, who was speaking during a visit to Jordan to sign a five-year $6.4bn aid package that extends US support to a key Arab ally, said President Donald Trump would decide when to announce the peace plan.

Palestinian triplets named in anti-Trump Jerusalem protest

Palestinian triplets named in anti-Trump Jerusalem protest

Palestinians have reacted to Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital with street protests, but one couple have come up with an idea of their own, in the naming of their triplets.

Palestinian protesters disrupt business seminar US helped organise

Palestinian protesters disrupt business seminar US helped organise

Palestinians protesting against US President Donald Trump's policy on Jerusalem halted a US-coordinated Palestinian marketing workshop in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, damaging an American diplomatic vehicle as it sped away.

Amid widespread Palestinian protests Pence visits Western Wall

Amid widespread Palestinian protests Pence visits Western Wall

US Vice President Mike Pence visited Jerusalem's Western Wall on Tuesday while Palestinians held a general strike after denouncing his fervently pro-Israel speech the previous day as "messianic".