Jordan Calls Off Plan to Install Cameras at Jerusalem Holy Site

Time reports:  (AMMAN, Jordan) — Jordan’s prime minister on Monday said his government has decided to call off a plan to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, derailing a U.S.-brokered pact to ease tensions at the volatile

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Here’s Why Israel Must Never Give Up The Golan Heights

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has not been in full control of his country since the Syrian uprising began in 2011. The dictator has been having trouble securing territory from the Islamic State and the witches brew of moderate and extremist rebels that have set up strongholds throughout the country.

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U.S. Open To ‘New Arrangement’ On Iran’s Missile Tests

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The United States suggested Thursday it was open to a “new arrangement” with Iran for peacefully resolving disputes such as Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests, while America’s Sunni allies in the Persian Gulf said Iran must

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Russia Opposes New UN Sanctions Over Iran Missile Tests

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia, which has veto power in the United Nations Security Council, said on Monday Iran should not face new council sanctions over recent ballistic missile tests as the tests did not violate a U.N. resolution. The

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Iran to Withdraw 2,500 Troops from Syria

Iran, prompted by a decision reached by the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, is reportedly withdrawing 2,500 Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGCs) and Basiji paramilitary combat soldiers deployed to Syria.

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Breitbart’s Aaron Klein: Kerry ‘Not Taken Seriously’ In Mideast

When it comes to setting policy in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry is “not taken seriously” and is “laughed at” in the larger Middle East, Breitbart Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter Aaron Klein stated in a radio interview on Wednesday.

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Kerry Meets Abbas, Urges Calm, Decrease in Violence

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged calm in talks on Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to a two-state solution to the

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas (R) at the Palestinian ambassador's residence on February 21, 2016 in the Jordanian capital Amman

EU Refugee Crisis Almost ‘Existential Threat’: John Kerry

The mass influx of refugees and other migrants into Europe spells a “near existential threat” to Europe, US secretary of state John Kerry said on Saturday. “The United States understands the near existential nature of this threat to the politics

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Israel and Jordan In Dispute Over Temple Mount Cameras

TEL AVIV – More than three months after Jordan and Israel agreed to install cameras on the Temple Mount, the two sides are still stuck at an impasse amid disputes, Haaretz reported. The security measure was aimed at de-escalating tensions on

TEL AVIV - An Israeli court on Monday ruled that Jewish visitors to Jerusalem's Temple Mount compound may chant "Am Yisrael Chai" ("The people of Israel live"), since it constitutes a patriotic exclamation rather than a religious prayer and is therefore not in violation of the ban on uttering Jewish prayers …

UN Reschedules Syrian Peace Talks as Opposition Threatens Boycott

Syrian peace talks brokered by the United Nations were scheduled to begin on Monday, but opposition groups indicated that they would only attend if the Bashar al-Assad regime and its Russian allies stop bombing their territory and lift sieges on towns that are being starved.

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Iran Sees Israeli Lobby Behind U.S. Visa Waiver Changes

Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday that Israeli lobbying was behind a new measure passed by the U.S. Congress that will prevent visa-free travel to the United States for people who have visited Iran or hold Iranian nationality. The U.S.

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Netanyahu’s Dog Bites Political Visitors

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recently adopted dog Kaiya has sunk her teeth into her new position, biting two visitors at an event on Wednesday, including the husband of the deputy foreign minister. At a candle-lighting ceremony to

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Netanyahu Rejects Kerry’s Warning Of Israel Becoming Binational State

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister insists his country is not heading toward becoming a binational state, rejecting a warning to that effect by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. At his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu says “Israel

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Greece-Macedonia Border Becomes Battleground As Migrants Forcibly Halted

The Greece-Macedonia border is holding back an increasing flood tide of stalled migrants as authorities on both sides of the frontier try to stem the human flow travelling overland through Greece. Greek authorities estimate almost 2,000 migrants have crossed into Macedonia from Greece,

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Iran To Back Palestinians ‘In Any Way We Can’: Khamenei

Iran’s supreme leader said on Wednesday that Iran would support the Palestinian uprising against Israel “in any way we can”, and rejected U.S. accusations that a recent wave of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks amounted to “terrorism”. Khamenei was speaking

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Gulf Arab States to Kerry: Iran Should Not Meddle in Our Affairs

The deal reached between Iran and U.S.-led world powers should lead to cooperation with the Islamic Republic and stability in the region, Sunni Gulf Arab states told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, adding that they do not want Iran to meddle with the internal affairs of their neighbors.

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