Honduras recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Thursday, August 29, 2019

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will travel to Israel on Friday to inaugurate a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem, recognizing the holy city as Israel’s capital. The diplomatic office in the city will be an extension of Honduras’s Tel Aviv-based embassy. “For me it’s the recognition that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,” … Read More


Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Republic of Nauru has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israel Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday. “I commend @Republic_Nauru’s important decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We will continue to strengthen Jerusalem and to bring about the recognition and opening of diplomatic missions and embassies in our capital,” Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz … Read More


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Honduras is slated to open a trade office in Jerusalem next week as a preliminary step toward relocating its embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez and his wife are due to arrive in Israel Saturday to inaugurate the office, which will have Honduran diplomatic status, the Foreign … Read More

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