President urges world to recognize Jerusalem, move embassies

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday called on the world’s nations to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move their embassies to the city. Minutes after the United Nations’ cultural agency voted on a resolution denying Israel’s ties to the city, the president told foreign ambassadors stationed in Israel that…

Minister calls for annexation of Jerusalem-area towns

BY Mordechai Sones, Arutz 7— Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz calls on Israel to annex large parts of Judea and Samaria in response to UNESCO’s vote rejecting Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. “The appropriate answer to UNESCO’s decision and to anyone else who doubts our right to sovereignty is to pass the ‘Greater Jerusalem Law’ that…

As UNESCO Rejects Israel’s Sovereignty in Jerusalem, what future does the capital face?

BY SETH J. FRANTZMAN, JPOST— In 1996, the PBS Frontline program aired a four-hour special on the Gulf War between the US and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The program revealed how Hussein’s atrocities against Kuwaiti civilians were integral to building public support for the war. “This will not stand, this aggression against Kuwait,” George H.W. Bush…

Israel may lose Europe in Jerusalem sovereignty battle at UNESCO

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost— Israel fears Europe might abstain or support a resolution that would reject Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem, which UNESCO’s executive board in Paris is likely to vote on at its meeting on Tuesday, diplomatic sources told The Jerusalem Post. Representatives from European nations and Arab states held consultations in Paris…