Jerusalem Light Festival

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Over the years, the Jerusalem Light Festival has become known as one of the most impressive and enjoyable events that take place in the capital every summer. Every night during the festival, amazing modern light art installations illuminate the walls and sites inside and around the Old City. The festival, which has already begun and … Read More

Moldova’s Filip government announces transfer of Embassy to Jerusalem

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Moldovan Filip Government approved the transfer of the Moldovan embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Tuesday. Moreover, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a decision that approves the agreement on the sale of the land for the construction of the headquarters of the US Embassy in Moldova. The Filip Government also adopted … Read More

With Jerusalem embassy in place, Trump administration ends waiver

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Trump administration ended the practice in effect for more than two decades of waiving a law requiring the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement Wednesday that the waiver no longer was necessary. President Donald Trump moved the embassy to Jerusalem last year on May … Read More

Official: Israel to grant Gaza Christians permits to visit Jerusalem for Easter

Friday, April 19, 2019

Israel has decided to approve hundreds of permits for Palestinian Christians living in the Gaza Strip to visit East Jerusalem and the West Bank for Easter, an Israeli official said on Friday, two days before the holiday. “Following the recommendations of the security establishment, during this coming Easter, hundreds of Christians from the Gaza Strip will … Read More

Brazil opens Israel trade mission in Jerusalem

Monday, April 1, 2019

Brazil opened a new trade mission to Israel in Jerusalem on Sunday, edging back from earlier signals it would follow the United States with a full embassy move to the contested city. The announcement came during a visit by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, an outspoken admirer of President Donald Trump, who broke global consensus by … Read More

Border cop lightly injured in attempted car-ramming at checkpoint near Jerusalem

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A Border Police officer was lightly injured in an attempted car-ramming attack Thursday afternoon at the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem, authorities said Thursday. Police said the driver came from the direction of Jerusalem and managed to flee the scene after hitting the border cop. The Magen David Adom emergency service said the victim, in his … Read More

Romania says it will move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Monday, March 25, 2019

Romania’s prime minister announced Sunday during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference that the nation will move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. The Romanian government has finished “evaluating the opportunity” to transfer the embassy from Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă said in a speech. Leadership within Romania’s ruling Social Democratic … Read More

Hungary to open office with ‘diplomatic status’ in Jerusalem

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hungary will open a trade office in Jerusalem that will have official “diplomatic status,” the country’s prime minister announced Tuesday during a short visit to Israel. “I just informed the prime minister that the Hungarian government decided that we will open up a trade representation here, which will have a diplomatic status, so we will … Read More

Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem

Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Czech leaders on Wednesday endorsed moving the country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following a similar move by the US administration earlier this year. In a joint statement, the Czech president, prime minister, parliament speaker and the foreign and defense ministers said the opening of a “Czech House” there in November would … Read More

Paraguay to open Jerusalem embassy next week

Friday, May 18, 2018

Paraguay’s government said Thursday that President Horacio Cartes will open the country’s new embassy to Israel in Jerusalem next week, following similar steps by the United States and Guatemala. Government spokesman Mariano Mercado said Cartes will leave his country en route to Israel on Saturday. While Mercado said the opening would be on Tuesday, Prime … Read More