Tag: Organization of Islamic Cooperation

The OIC held an emergency summit in Istanbul after US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel

Islamic Cooperation Summit: U.S. Jerusalem Declaration ‘Desertion’ of Peace Broker Role

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held an emergency summit called by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Tuesday. The meeting produced a resolution calling for the United States to rescind its formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and vaguely threatened “political and economic restrictions” against countries, presumably including the U.S., which defy the OIC’s demands.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gives a press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart (not in picture) in Vilnius on April 3, 2015. Cavusoglu said Turkey will send and 'informal mission' to Crimea to monitor what it termed the 'oppression' of Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Russia's 2014 seizure of the Black Sea peninsula. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Foreign Minister on Jerusalem: ‘Some Countries Are Very Timid of the U.S.’

The government of Turkey is staking out a hardline position against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the United States a “partner in bloodshed” with Israel, which he denounced as a “child-murderer state.” On Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu needled Arab states for their “very weak responses” on Jerusalem.

PA Foreign Minister: Prep for ‘Very Nasty’ Fight Over Temple Mount

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority’s foreign minister told 57 of his counterparts that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not give up on his quest to regain control of the Temple Mount and the Muslim world should prepare itself for the next “very nasty” round of conflict over the holy site in Jerusalem. 

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Khamenei Vows Full Support For Hezbollah

Iran’s supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated the Shi’ite country’s full support for its ally Hezbollah, as the Lebanese organization came under harsh attack by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states for its involvement in Syria’s civil war.

Deputy FM: Israel Has Secret Ties With Indonesia

TEL AVIV – Israel maintains unofficial diplomatic ties with Indonesia, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said. Hotovely was responding on Wednesday to a parliamentary question from MK Ahmad Tibi (Joint List) regarding Israel’s decision to bar Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno

Charlie Hebdo

Je Suis Jihad

In the aftermath of the murderous attack on the staff of Charlie Hebdo, the iconically irreverent French satirical journal, there is a widespread—and welcome—appreciation that the Islamic supremacist perpetrators sought not only to silence cartoonists who had lampooned Mohammed. They wanted to ensure that no one else violates the prohibitions on “blasphemy” imposed by the shariah doctrine that animates them.