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  • Trump reportedly moves ahead with embassy relocation

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    2 weeks ago

    The incoming White House team has already begun informing U.S. allies in the Middle East and Gulf about President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a report by CNN.

    The Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed in 1995, stated that...

  • GOP senators introduce bill forcing president’s hand on moving embassy to Jerusalem

    3 weeks ago

    Three Republican senators have introduced a bill that would force the president to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

    The bill introduced Tuesday by Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Dean Heller of Nevada and Ted Cruz of Texas would remove the presidential waiver from the 1995 law...

  • Report: Trump transition team checking possible locations for Jerusalem embassy

    December 13, 2016 | 10:33 am

    The transition team for President-elect Donald Trump is already checking into possible locations in Jerusalem for the U.S. Embassy, according to an Israeli news channel.

    Channel 2 reported Monday night that officials from Israel’s Foreign Ministry had begun checking into possible...

  • Obama renews waiver delaying Jerusalem Embassy relocation

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    December 1, 2016 | 10:28 am

    This article originally appeared on jewishinsider.com.

    President Barack Obama gave President-elect Donald Trump some breathing room before deciding whether to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, renewing on Thursday a presidential waiver suspending the relocation of...

  • Lawmakers, diplomats urge Israel not to close embassy in El Salvador

    June 30, 2016 | 8:48 am

    A group of Israeli lawmakers and Latin American diplomats launched an initiative to prevent the closure of the Israeli embassy in San Salvador.

    “I believe that Israel, instead of getting distant from Latin America, should get much closer and water the relationship as a plant,”...

  • Hillary Clinton in 2000: Move embassy to Jerusalem

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    March 28, 2016 | 11:24 am

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made headlines last week when he announced his plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if elected as president. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made this a centerpiece of his presidential campaign.

    But it appears that...

  • BREAKING: Home-made bomb explodes near Israeli embassy in Cairo

    March 11, 2014 | 2:09 pm

    A home-made bomb exploded in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, security sources and the website of state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said.

    Security sources said the explosion targeted a police car parked near the embassy, rather than the embassy itself and did not cause any injuries.

    Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Michael Georgy and Robin Pomeroy

  • Kenya widens mall attack probe, alert for UK ‘White Widow’

    September 26, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    Interpol issued a wanted persons alert at Kenya's request on Thursday for a British woman who has been cited by British police as a possible suspect in the attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that killed at least 72 people.

    The alert was issued as Kenyan police broadened the...

  • U.S. diplomatic posts in Israel reopen, 19 others in Mideast to remain closed

    August 5, 2013 | 9:57 am

    The U.S. diplomatic missions in Israel reopened after a daylong closure due to what was deemed a credible al-Qaida threat.

    While the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, and the consulates in Jerusalem and Haifa reopened on Monday, the State Department issued a statement Sunday extending...

  • U.S. shuts embassies in Israel, elsewhere Aug. 4

    August 1, 2013 | 5:10 pm

    Israel is among a number of Middle Eastern and Muslim nations where the United States plans to shut its embassies on Aug. 4 in the face of a terrorist threat.

    “The Department of State has instructed certain U.S. Embassies and Consulates to remain closed or to suspend operations...

  • U.S., Israeli officials: Obama visit is on

    March 6, 2013 | 10:04 am

    U.S. and Israeli officials said President Obama would not delay his trip to Israel in the event that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unable to form a government.

    "We have no scheduling changes to announce," White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday. "The president is...

  • Will we finally be visa-free?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 6, 2013 | 10:13 am

    "A bipartisan, bicameral group of congressmen has drafted legislation that would allow Israelis to visit the United States for 90 days without a visa."  These words opened an article in The Jerusalem Post a couple of weeks ago. You may read this and think to yourself "well, that's...

  • Suicide bomber kills guard at U.S. embassy in Turkey

    February 1, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    A far-leftist suicide bomber killed a Turkish security guard at the U.S. embassy in Ankara on Friday, officials said, blowing open an entrance and sending debris flying through the air.

    The attacker detonated explosives strapped to his body after entering an embassy gatehouse....

  • Obama’s likely takeaway from Israeli election: More two-state advocates

    January 23, 2013 | 10:33 am

    With the Israeli election results split evenly between the right-wing bloc and everyone else, no one in Washington is ready to stake their reputation on what the outcome means for the U.S.-Israel relationship and the Middle East.

    Except for this: The next Israeli government...

  • U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv bans non-essential staff travel to the South

    November 15, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    Citing new violence between Israel and Gaza, the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv told staff members not to travel to the South and encouraged U.S. citizens "to exercise caution."

    "Non-essential official travel by Embassy staff to the south of Israel remains prohibited," said the...

  • Foreign policy: In favor of Romney

    October 17, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    [Related: In favor of Obama]

    Mitt Romney likes to recount a conversation he had with Shimon Peres, the president of Israel, back when he was governor of Massachusetts. Peres told him that “America is unique in the history of the world for its willingness to sacrifice so many...

  • French Jewish communities condemn Muhammad cartoons

    September 19, 2012 | 9:21 am

    The president of the representative body of France's Jewish communities has condemned the new publication of caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

    The publication Wednesday of the caricatures in the French weekly Charlie Hebdo  "in the current context" is "irresponsible,"...

  • Israel wary as protests engulf Muslim countries

    September 14, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Israel stepped up security after a controversial American film, “Innocence of Muslims,” sparked protests at U.S. embassies in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia and Sudan, as well as violence in Lebanon. In Libya, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats were...

  • Egypt security forces, protesters clash outside U.S. Embassy

    September 12, 2012 | 5:03 pm

    Security forces fired teargas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators near the U.S. embassy in Cairo late on Wednesday, some 24 hours after protesters scaled the walls and tore down the flag over a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.

    State news agency MENA said some of those...

  • Canada closes embassy in Iran

    September 7, 2012 | 3:05 pm

    Canada has closed its embassy in Tehran, listed Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism and expelled all Iranian diplomats from Canada.

    “Canada’s position on the regime in Iran is well-known,” John Baird, the country’s foreign minister, told reporters while in Russia for the...

  • Egyptian court sentences 76 in Israeli embassy attack

    August 27, 2012 | 11:02 am

    An Egyptian court sentenced 76 citizens in last September’s attack on the Israeli Embassy in Cairo.

    Seventy-four of the convicted protesters were given one-year suspended prison sentences on Sunday. One was sent to a juvenile detention center, while a former police officer who fled...

  • Michael Oren: Iran targeted Israeli Embassy

    August 16, 2012 | 10:09 am

    UPDATE (9:09 p.m.): On previous occasions, Israeli officials have suggested that Israel is considering a massive, crippling attack on Iran before it can move its nuclear facilities to safety deep underground. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren did not use that language in his interview...

  • Obama extends Israel embassy waiver

    June 5, 2012 | 10:13 am

    President Obama extended a waiver for an additional six months that delays moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

    Obama’s waiver, issued June 1, follows in the footsteps of predecessors Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, who also extended the waiver every six months since a...

  • Israel blames Iran after attacks on Embassy staff

    February 13, 2012 | 8:39 am

    Israel accused arch-enemies Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of being behind twin bomb attacks that targeted Israeli embassy staff in India and Georgia on Monday, wounding four people.

    Tehran denied involvement in the attacks, which amplified tensions between two countries...

  • Israeli embassies on high alert following anthrax scare

    January 24, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Israeli embassies and consulates have raised their alert level after several in missions in the United States and Europe received envelopes with white powder in them.

    The missions received white envelopes with the word “anthrax” written on them, according to reports; the powder...

  • Cairo embassy rioters given suspended sentences

    November 1, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    Dozens of people involved in rioting at the Israeli Embassy in Cairo were given suspended jail sentences.

    An Egyptian military court on Monday handed down the six-month suspended sentences to 73 of the protesters for using violence against military officers, according to reports.

  • Israeli diplomats return to Cairo embassy

    September 19, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    Four Israeli diplomats and security personnel have returned to Israel’s embassy in Cairo after being evacuated amid violent protests.

    The envoys—a consul, an adviser and the chief of security and his deputy, according to reports—returned to Cairo to a new building and will deal only...

  • Israeli ambassador returns to Jordan after demonstration

    September 16, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Israel’s ambassador to Jordan returned to Amman after being withdrawn in advance of an anti-Israel protest.

    The ambassador returned Friday, two days after Israel withdrew its embassy staff from the Jordanian capital as a safety precaution.

    According to reports, only about 200...

  • Jordanians protest at Israeli embassy in Amman

    September 15, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    Several hundred Jordanian protesters on Thursday called on their government to close the Israeli embassy in Amman and scrap an unpopular peace treaty with the Jewish state.

    Dozens of demonstrators chanting: “No Zionist embassy on Arab land” gathered near a mosque in the Rabia...

  • Israel evacuates Jordanian embassy ahead of protest

    September 15, 2011 | 9:20 am

    Israel evacuated its embassy in Jordan, amid fears that a planned anti-Israel protest could turn violent.

    The ambassador and staff of the embassy, located in Amman, returned to Israel Wednesday night. Jordanian activists have called for a “million man march” against the embassy for...

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