In Pictures: Jerusalem turns white after rare snowfall

Jerusalem woke up to the rare experience of seeing its holy sites covered in snow on Thursday, with the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall under a layer of white after an overnight snowstorm. Before dawn children were up hurling snowballs at each other outside the Old City gates, as the faithful trudged […]

Blinken ‘non-committal’ on East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

In an interview to CNN, US secretary of state refused to commit to East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has refused to commit to the idea of occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state, saying the parties need “to get together […]

Kosovo establishes Israel ties, to open embassy in Jerusalem

The global consensus is against recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital until the Palestinian conflict is resolved. Israel and Kosovo established diplomatic ties on Monday, with the Muslim-majority country recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In a ceremony held over Zoom in Jerusalem and Pristina, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and his counterpart from Kosovo, […]

US embassy to stay in Jerusalem: Biden’s top diplomat Blinken

Antony Blinken says Biden’s administration will not reverse Donald Trump’s controversial US embassy move to Jerusalem. The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden will keep the US embassy in Israel in Jerusalem, his nominee for secretary of state affirmed at his Senate confirmation hearing. “Do you agree that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and […]

The Emiratis in Jerusalem are a slap in the face for Palestinians

This past year was full of adversity and hopelessness for many around the world. But for we Palestinians, it was even harsher – we were forced to face a deadly pandemic in an apartheid state, amid a collapsing economy, and a general feeling of hopelessness and abandonment. In the second half of the year, a […]

UAE royal buys 50 percent stake in Beitar Jerusalem Football Club

Beitar Jerusalem is a bastion of Israel’s political right-wing and a group of supporters known as ‘La Familia’ has been openly abusive towards Israel’s Arab minority. A member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family has purchased a 50 percent stake in Israeli Premier League football team Beitar Jerusalem, the club announced on Monday. The purchase comes […]

Netanyahu says Serbia will move its embassy to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Serbia will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, becoming the first European country to follow the United States in making the move. Most diplomatic missions in Israel have been in Tel Aviv as countries stayed neutral over the disputed city of Jerusalem until its status could be […]