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UNESCO Director-General ‘Regrets’ Israel’s Withdrawal

“It is my conviction that it is inside UNESCO and not outside it that states can best seek to overcome differences in the organization’s fields of competence.”

War of Words between Iran and US over Mass Rallies

Protesters in the city of Najaf Abad, central Iran, one of the bastions of the 1979 Revolution, chanted: We don't want the Islamic Republic!

Arabs Blame Gaza Strip Decline in Holiday Sales on Trump

Despite attempts by local vendors to decorate their shop fronts to attract customers, the holiday season this year has not met expectations.

Report: US-Israel Pact Signed to Deal with Iran Threat

The pact, signed at the White House on December 12, entails full cooperation on dealing with Iran's nuclear activities, its missile program, its support for terror and other activities.

State Dept Denies Request By US Ambassador Friedman, Says ‘Occupation’ Still Exists

Pressure "from above" was enough to convince the State Dept. it was worth another discussion; the President will be the tie-breaker.

Frustrated PA Manufactures ‘Guatemalan Resistance’ to Embassy Move

The PA has "called upon the Arab League to seriously consider imposing an economic boycott on any country that recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the Israel or move its embassy to it." So far there have been no takers.

Jerusalem’s Western Wall Train Station to Be Named after President Trump

"I decided to name the Kotel station after US President Donald Trump, in appreciation of his courageous and historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel."

US Dollar, Euro Rise in Foreign Currency Trade

Both the US dollar and the euro rose against the shekel.

Japan Invites Israel, US & Palestinian Authority to Tokyo Peace Summit

It's not known how the Palestinian Authority responded to the Japanese peace summit proposal.

Honduras, Panama to Transfer Embassies to Jerusalem, Following US and Guatemala

As with Guatemala, the embassies will transfer from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem only after the relocation of the U.S. Embassy.

Iranian Military Threat Rising North of Israel

"We won't get involved in the internal affairs of Syria but by the same token we also won't allow Iran and Hezbollah to transform Syrian territory into an advanced military operating base against Israel."

Expert Says Jerusalem Issue is Beginning of Israel’s Victory, Could Spark Chain Reaction

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision, and Guatemala’s move to get on board is evidence that a major shift in international politics is at hand, particularly in Latin America.

Haley: US Cutting $285 Million off UN Contributions

The US is the largest financial contributor to the United Nations, providing 22% of the entire UN budget in 2017.

As US Abandons Peace Plan, Abbas to Declare ‘Palestinian State Under Occupation’

The moderate Arab states are apparently worried that the PA's loss of self-control over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem could yield the opposite outcome, of many countries following Washington's example.

Guatemala to Move Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

President Morales said he made the decision after speaking earlier in the day with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

North Korea Calls New UN Sanctions ‘Act of War’

“We define this ‘sanctions resolution’ ... as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our republic, as an act of war."

Boulder Contemplates Ramat HaNegev as Sister City

The city of Denver, Colorado so far has an official “friendship” with Ramat HaNegev.

Israel to Withdraw from UNESCO

Israel and the Jewish nation should be the first to donate to this organization and the last to leave. However, in ... UNESCO, sane countries have nothing to find.”

Liberal US Jews Still in Deep Disagreement over Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

About one week after his rejection of the Trump declaration, Rick Jacobs had a change of heart, perhaps because of the raging attack on him by his biggest ally in the war over the Kotel real estate, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.

Abbas Makes It Official: We Won’t Accept Any US Plan

"The US decided to support Israel’s claims and rhetoric of an exclusive 'Jewish capital,' over the inclusion and respect that a city important to the three monotheistic religions should have," Abbas claimed, ignoring the fact that when the holy city had been under Arab rule, from 1949 to 1967, Jews were completely banned from their holy sites.

Shindig: Nikki Haley Invites US Supporters at the UN Vote to Party

Both of the US north American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, abstained, so they get to come party.

Quick UN General Assembly Scorecard on Support for Jerusalem, Abstentions

"This vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN."

Deputy Minister Oren Urges Netanyahu, ‘Evict UN from Jerusalem’

Oren also suggested the United States close the PLO mission in Washington DC in response to the vicious anti-American campaign waged by the Palestinian Authority's leading Fatah faction.

Full Text: UNGA Resolution Rejecting Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

The resolution, "expressing in this regard its deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem... calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem..."

US to Propose New Sanctions Against North Korea at UN Security Council

The proposed resolution contains sanctions that would ban sale or delivery of close to 90 percent of refined oil products to North Korea.

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