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Besides Brazil, other nations plan embassy move to Jerusalem
Ram Liran and Daniel Siryoti
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s announcement “a historic, correct and moving step.”
Australian Jewish leader says embassy move to Jerusalem would ‘right a longstanding injustice’
The potential move by Australia to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate the embassy there would mark a major shift in policy in support of the Jewish state by a world power following the United States's decision late last year.
Israelis join Americans to celebrate Independence Day and Jerusalem embassy
Applause erupted through the crowd as U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman welcomed celebrants by noting, “For the first time in its history, the United States of America is proud and grateful to receive happy birthday wishes from its embassy in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel.”
Trump on US embassy move: ‘I receive more praise from evangelicals than from Jews’
“I tell you what, I get more calls of thank you from evangelicals, and I see it in the audiences and everything else, than I do from Jewish people,” said the U.S. president. “And the Jewish people appreciate it, but the evangelicals appreciate it more than the Jews.”
Russia to host its annual national-day celebration for first time in Jerusalem
Interesting exchange: The United States will not host its July Fourth celebrations in Israel from its controversial new Jerusalem embassy, while Russia this year will celebrate its independence day in Jerusalem, as opposed to Tel Aviv.
Arab League severs ties with Guatemala over embassy move to Jerusalem
The Arab League lashed out at Guatemala on Wednesday, saying it will no longer engage in relations with the country because of the decision to move its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
White House lauds Paraguay embassy move to Jerusalem
“We thank our Western Hemisphere partner for joining us in recognizing Israel’s capital and encouraging additional moves,” said a statement issued by Washington.
Paraguay inaugurates its new embassy in Jerusalem
“The opening of the embassy holds special meaning because it expresses the sincere friendship and the brave solidarity between Paraguay and Israel,” said Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes.
Deconstructing the complex, yet sanguine, relations between Israel and the Czech Republic
From the potential move of its embassy to Jerusalem and an uptick in economic ties to a shared history of belligerent neighbors, the Czech Republic is becoming closer to Israel at a time when allies in Western Europe are moving away.
On the heels of the US move, Guatemala opens its embassy in Jerusalem
“Guatemala was with us at the beginning, and Guatemala is with us today, and we welcome the opening of the embassy in Jerusalem,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In Jerusalem, former Rep. Michele Bachmann talks of the Jewish state’s promising future
Throughout her public life, the conservative firebrand has been an outspoken supporter of Israel and as visited numerous times to show solidarity. She did so again for the U.S. embassy opening.
Amid rising tensions, Israel expels Turkish diplomat
Israel summoned the Turkish consul general in Jerusalem and informed him that he was expelled, following Turkey’s expulsion of the Israeli consul general from Ankara.
One day after embassy move, Abbas recalls its Palestinian envoy from America
“When [the United States] opened their embassy in Jerusalem, there was a need for a decision from our side—and this was our decision,” said Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki.
Ambassador Friedman: Hamas breaching the Gaza border a ‘suicide bomb on a large scale’
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman met with leaders of the White House Faith Counsel Initiative the day after the celebratory opening of the new American embassy in Jerusalem.
Israeli forces confront second day of Palestinian violence
On Monday, Hamas coordinated riots to coincide with the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, ordering the closure of schools and businesses, and providing free transportation for all those willing to join the riot on the border.