Jerusalem

  • White House Lauds Paraguay Embassy Move to Jerusalem

    JNS.org – The White House issued a statement on Tuesday night praising Paraguay for relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were in attendance at the May 21 inauguration, just five days after the Guatemalan embassy...
  • Mitt Romney calls pastor speaking at Jerusalem embassy opening a ‘bigot’

    An evangelical pastor who delivered a prayer at the opening of America’s Jerusalem embassy has been dubbed a “bigot” by Mitt Romney over controversial past comments. Robert Jeffress, a well-known preacher and spiritual adviser to Donald Trump, has previously said that Muslims and Jews are going to hell. Mr...
  • US embassy jubilantly opens in Jerusalem as Gaza rages

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem Monday with a high-powered American presidential delegation joining Israel’s top leadership in a celebration of their countries’ friendship and the city’s history as the ancient capital of the Jewish people. About 800 well-dressed guests packed a podium...
  • Pastor Who Thinks Jews Are Going To Hell To Speak At Jerusalem Embassy Opening

    The U.S. delegation in Jerusalem on Monday to celebrate the opening of the new American embassy includes an evangelical Christian pastor who once said Jews “can’t be saved.” The Rev. Robert Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist megachurch in Dallas and a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, told...
  • Trump’s first-year report card – evangelical edition

    In the days after Donald Trump’s surprise election in 2016, conservative evangelical Christians made clear their high expectations for the president they had helped put into office. Has Trump met those expectations? “When it comes to his very strong statements on life, on support for Israel, on the Iran...
  • United Nations voting against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

    The United Nations on Thursday delivered a stinging rebuke of President Trump‘s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, casting an overwhelming vote condemning the move and calling on the U.S. to withdraw the decision. The final vote count in favor of the resolution was 128. Nine countries opposed the resolution while 35...
  • Jerusalem and Middle Eastern Christians

    Christian leaders in the Middle East oppose U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The underlying issue is that Christians in the region side with the Palestinian cause against the Jewish state, on the whole. Exceptions exist, and one could argue that pro-Israeli Christians ought to be the majority...
  • Did Trump really have the right understanding when he made the decision on Jerusalem ??

    President Trump did not completely grasp the ramifications of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, several advisers told The Washington Post. Trump wanted to seem “pro-Israel” and focused on “making a deal,” two advisers told the Post. According to the newspaper, some administration officials voicing their support for the decision included Vice President...
  • President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    WASHINGTON – (AP) — President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests. Trump will instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of...