Paradigm Shift on Palestine

February 20, 2020 09:32 am

TEL AVIV – Nobody should be surprised that US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace proposal is heavily tilted toward the Israelis. What is surprising is that, rather than rejecting Trump’s proposal, the world has left the Palestinians largely on their own.

JERUSALEM, Jan 23: Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism.

SUR BAHER, July 22: Israeli forces began demolishing buildings near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of Palestinian protests and international criticism.

WASHINGTON DC, Sept 29: The Palestinian authority has asked the International Court of Justice to compel the US to shut down its embassy in Jerusalem, because it violates the Vienna convention, which says an embassy must be located in a host country.

MOSCOW, Sept 22: The leader of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, has offered to place the embassy of his self-proclaimed state in Jerusalem, if Israel would recognize the renegade Serbian province as an independent country.

WASHINGTON, Sept 9: U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of aid, a State Department official said on Saturday.

JORDAN, July 22: Provocations by Israeli settlers in occupied Palestine happened days after Israel approved the nationality bill, which reiterates Jewish supremacy.

MINNESOTA, July 5: A United Arab Emirates-backed Saudi effort to wrest control from Jordan of Islam’s holy places in Jerusalem signals a sharper, more overt edge to Saudi religious diplomacy and the kingdom’s quest for regional hegemony that risks deepening divides in the Muslim world.

JERUSALEM, May 14:Israeli troops killed dozens of Palestinians taking part in mass protests on the Gaza border on Monday as the United States opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.

At least 28 Palestinians were wounded during protests along the Gaza border today amid fears of escalating violence as America moved its embassy to Jerusalem.

To Jerusalem and back

December 26, 2017 00:30 am

Trump’s Jerusalem declaration is the latest manifestation of the unlikely president’s quest for domestic legitimacy

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Despite threats from the United States to withhold "billions" of dollars in US aid for countries which would vote in favor of a UN resolution rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Nepal has chosen to vote against the US call.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Nepal was one of the 128 countries to vote against the President Donald Trump’s unilateral call to make Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem to be their capital.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Many countries including Nepal are in a fix as US President Donald Trump is exercising “coercive diplomacy” against countries not supporting his controversial move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 17: The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel’s capital.

JERUSALEM, Dec 11: A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

JERUSALEM, Dec 7: Palestinians shuttered schools and shops and called for protests in West Bank towns on Thursday, in a show of anger over President Donald Trump’s recognition of bitterly contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

JERUSALEM, Dec 6:  America’s friends and foes unleashed fierce criticism on Wednesday ahead of President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

JERUSALEM, Sept 26:  A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli security men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services said, in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence.

JERUSALEM, July 23: Israel installed new security cameras Sunday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering “alternatives” to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that set off a weekend of violence and raised tensions in the region.

JERUSALEM, July 16: Israel will gradually reopen a Jerusalem holy site Sunday after taking the rare step of shutting it down following a deadly assault there that sparked concerns of a fresh round of violence.

JERUSALEM, June 28: Israeli police on Tuesday banned non-Muslims from a contentious Jerusalem holy site until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan following repeated clashes with Palestinians rioters.