China echos call to make East Jerusalem capital of independent Palestine

China has voiced its support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, based on pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. A spokesperson for the foreign ministry made the statement during a regular press briefing, Thursday, while addressing questions on a declaration by Muslim nations asserting East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) made the announcement at … Continue reading China echos call to make East Jerusalem capital of independent Palestine

Seven facts that endanger peace way more than settlements John Kerry

In John Kerry’s angry rant two days ago, he confronted Israel in the strongest terms, claiming that Israel’s building neighborhoods and towns in historic Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) and East Jerusalem was endangering peace. But in truth, if Israel stopped building settlements tomorrow, these seven issues would still exist and we would be no closer to peace. Wake up Mr. Kerry, the only peace … Continue reading Seven facts that endanger peace way more than settlements John Kerry

Israel, the Nations, and YHVH God

On Sabbath evening, Dec 23, on the day before the first night of Hanukkah, on the day before Christmas Eve, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2334, essentially declaring that the heartland of Israel — Judea and Samaria, and East Jerusalem — are illegally occupied and settled by Israel and the Jewish people. East Jerusalem is Biblical Jerusalem, and includes the Old City, the City … Continue reading Israel, the Nations, and YHVH God

Vatican hails U.N. Palestine vote, wants guarantees for Jerusalem

The Vatican hailed the United Nations’ implicit recognition of aPalestinian state on Thursday and called for an internationally guaranteed special status forJerusalem, something bound to irritate Israel. The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution to upgrade the Palestinian Authority’s observer status at the United Nations from “entity” to “non-member state,” the same status as the Vatican. “The Holy See welcomes with favor the decision of the General Assembly by … Continue reading Vatican hails U.N. Palestine vote, wants guarantees for Jerusalem

UN General Assembly votes in favor of Palestinian statehood

The U.N. General Assembly voted Thursday in favor of Palestinian statehood, after the Palestinians asked it to recognize a non-member state of Palestine in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member world body — … Continue reading UN General Assembly votes in favor of Palestinian statehood