Archives - December 2017

12
Dec

Algerian MPs ask US to reverse Jerusalem decision

Representatives from the People’s National Assembly and a group of Algerian youths on Monday met with the US ambassador to Algeria, John Desrocher, to show protest at the US declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. A statement released by the Movement of Society for Peace revealed that the Algerian MPs discussed with the …

12
Dec

EU rejects Netanyahu’s calls for following US move over Jerusalem

Foreign ministers of European Union (EU) states have strongly rejected calls by Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu, for them to follow Donald Trump’s move and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This opposition from across the European spectrum came as Netanyahu made the first official trip to the EU by a sitting Israeli premier in 22 years. …

11
Dec

Occupation renews administrative detention of MP Ahmad Attoun for the third time

The Israeli occupation court renewed on Sunday the administrative detention of the jerusalemite expelled MP Mohammed Ahmed Attoun for four months, for the third time in a row. On 12/4/2017, Israeli occupying forces arrested Atoun after his house was raided and searched, and he was then transferred to the administrative detention. It is noteworthy that …

6
Dec

Indonesian MP Rofi Munawar in a Press Release: “Trump Policy in Acknowledging Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel is Counterproductive”

Vice Chairman of Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Body (BKSAP) of the House of Representatives of Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) Rofi Munawar assessed the plan of President of the United States Donald Trump in supporting the capital transfer of Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is very counterproductive in conflict resolution of Palestine. Beside conflicting with international …

5
Dec

Members of European Parliament Confront ‘Jewish Nation State’ Bill

Dozens of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) have urged the Israeli government to abandon a draft “Jewish nation state” bill, reported the Jerusalem Post. A statement by the 189-member Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament reads: “We express our deep concern over the nation-state bill currently under …

5
Dec

Trump delays decision on whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel capital

اعلنت ادارة ترامب يوم الاثنين انها لم تتوصل الى قرار بعد حول ما اذا كانت ستنقل السفارة الامريكية فى اسرائيل الى القدس بالرغم من ان الموعد النهائى القانونى للتوقيع على تنازل رئاسى حول هذه القضية على وشك الانتهاء. وقال المتحدث باسم البيت الابيض هوجان جيدلي للصحافيين على متن طائرة “فورس وان” ان ترامب سيعود الى …

4
Dec

PNC: Any US step over Jerusalem will be “void and illegal”

The Palestinian National Council (PNC) said that any steps taken by the US administration to recognize Occupied Jerusalem as an Israeli capital or to relocate its embassy to it would be “void and illegal measures,” and treated as a “wanton attack on the Palestinian people’s rights.” In a press release on Sunday, the PNC warned …

1
Dec

Pro-Israel African parliament speakers to show up at Israeli Knesset

Speakers of African parliaments are expected to arrive in Israel next week to take part in a Knesset conference. Heads of African parliaments from Rwanda, Uganda, Benin, Ghana, Cameron, Tanzania, the Seychelles, and South Sudan, among other African states, will join the event, staged by the Israeli parliament—Knesset. Knesset Speaker, Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, had extended the …

1
Dec

European parliament calls for recognition of Palestine

The European parliament stressed on Wednesday that “time has come for the EU members to recognise an independent state of Palestine on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.” This call came in a statement for the Chair of the European Parliament’s Standing Delegation for Relations with Palestine, Neoklis Sylikiotis. He made his call …

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