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Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace. “Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is […]

Funding Islamophobia: $206m went to promoting ‘hatred’ of American Muslims

Funding Islamophobia: $206m went to promoting ‘hatred’ of American Muslims

Inciting hate toward American Muslims and Islam has become a multimillion-dollar business, according to a report released on Monday. Released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (Cair) and University of California Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender, the report names 74 groups it says contribute in some way to Islamophobia in the US. Of those groups, it says, the primary […]

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

US puts Palestinians on notice: DC office may be shuttered

. The Trump administration put the Palestinians on notice Friday that it will shutter their office in Washington unless they’ve entered serious peace talks with Israel, US officials said, potentially giving President Donald Trump more leverage as he seeks an elusive Mideast peace deal. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has determined that the Palestinians ran […]

Donald Trump’s Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken

Donald Trump’s Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken

He crunched hands, shoved shoulders and struck poses. He scoffed chocolates, ignored protocol and harangued heads of state. He denied saying things he had said, then said things that showed he did not understand. It may, mercifully, have passed off without apocalyptic mishap, but Donald Trump’s first transatlantic trip as US president still left European […]

US-led coalition air strike in Syria kills more than 30 people in school near Isis-held Raqqa, says human rights watchdog

US-led coalition air strike in Syria kills more than 30 people in school near Isis-held Raqqa, says human rights watchdog

At least 33 people have been killed in an air strike on a school sheltering displaced people near the Isis-held city of Raqqa, Syria, a monitoring group has said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was believed the US-led coalition had carried out the attack. Observatory activists counted at least 33 bodies […]