Republican Lawmakers Introduce Resolution Affirming Jewish Ties to Jerusalem

Following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the U.N.’s educational, scientific, and cultural body (UNESCO) over it’s anti-Israel bias, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) introduced a resolution that “recognizes and affirms the historical connection of the Jewish people to the ancient and sacred city of Jerusalem.”

School children wave Israeli flags at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City, during Jerusalem Day celebrations, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. On Wednesday Israelis commemorated the capture of the city's eastern sector in the 1967 Mideast war. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Abbas’s Fatah Party: Israel Has No Right to Temple Mount

TEL AVIV — The Fatah movement, under the leadership of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, released a statement Monday marking 48 years since the Al Aqsa Mosque was set ablaze by a mentally ill Australian citizen, claiming that Israeli is an “occupying” country that has no sovereignty over the Al Aqsa Mosque.

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