According to Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel, Alexander Downer, the former top Australian diplomat to the U.K., passed information about a conversation he had on May 10, 2016 with Papadopoulos to the U.S. embassy in London. Downer claimed that Papadopoulos told him during a barroom conversation that Russia had information that was potentially damaging to Hillary Clinton.
The formal dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday outraged Palestinians, but it’s not the only reason for the deadly, weeks-long demonstrations along Israel’s border with Gaza. Protest leaders call for the right of return for Palestinian refugees to the areas they fled or were driven from during the creation of Israel in 1948.
Hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians have taken to the streets of Jerusalem al-Quds to voice their outrage at the upcoming relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city. The demonstration took place on Saturday, with participants chanting slogans such as “Jerusalem, don’t give up, we will end the occupation.”
French President Emanuel Macron spoke with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan over the phone late Monday, according to the Elysee Palace. The three leaders discussed the Israeli attacks against Palestinians in Gaza and the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem attracted more than a dozen Republican members of Congress, two billionaire GOP fundraisers and the president’s eldest daughter, putting on a display of political muscle and Republican unity …
The United Nations’ Middle East envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, on Wednesday criticized both Israel and Hamas over the recent incidents along the Gaza border. Speaking at a meeting of the UN Security Council, Mladenov said that the day on which the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem was inaugurated was the day on which the largest number of casualties in clashes along the Gaza border was recorded.
For example, in June 1967 General Mota Gur was summoned for an urgent meeting with the dictator of Haiti. The campaign failed, and until 1973 many countries cut off diplomatic relations with Israel. The support of dictatorships and military governments …
In June 2017, the Senate reaffirmed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which called on Washington to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, by a 90-0 vote. With not a single Democrat or Republican voting against the measure, it obviously was a bipartisan vote.
That’s the reaction of Arabic-speaking Israeli-American author Moriel Rothman-Zecher to the paroxysm of violence along the Gaza border this past week, in which Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians amid a mass protest largely against the controversial U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem. Shattered, because of the deaths – the Palestinian Health Ministry pegs the toll at 60 at least – but unsurprised, as this recent violence must feel to Rothman-Zecher as though it erupted right from the pages of his just-released novel, Sadness is a White Bird.
Paraguay will be the third country to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem after the United States and Guatemala. “Paraguay President Horacio Cartes lands in Israel tomorrow [Sunday] evening, for the opening of the Paraguay Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday,” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon tweeted on Saturday.