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Two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 02:48 WIB

GAZA -- Israeli airstrikes killed two Palestinians riding a motorbike in northern Gaza Strip, local sources said on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses and paramedics said an Israeli missile hit a motorbike, killing two riders. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman...

Indonesian, Palestinian FM hold meeting in Amman

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 19:25 WIB

JAKARTA -- Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi held a bilateral meeting with her Palestinian counterpart Riyad Al-Maliki in Amman, Jordan, on Monday. Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Arrmanatha Nasir noted...

Indonesia, Jordan to discuss diplomatic move for Palestine

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 04:31 WIB

JAKARTA -- Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and her Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi discussed the diplomatic move needed for the struggle for Palestine's independence in Amman on Monday. "US' unilateral statement on...

Macron tells Netanyahu "to give chance" to peace

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 03:29 WIB

 PARIS -- French President Emmanuel Macron told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to give chance to peace process in the Middle East by taking "courageous gestures" toward Palestinians to end the deadlock. "France remains...

Netanyahu expects European governments follow Trump decision

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 00:05 WIB

  BRUSSELS -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting the European Union, praised U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as his country's capital on Monday and said he expected Europeans to follow suit. "It...

Social media users slam Bahrain after Israel visit

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 18:32 WIB

DUBAI -- A Bahraini civil society group has defended sending a delegation to Israel as a gesture of tolerance and coexistence, state news agency BNA has reported, after news of the visit sparked...

Israeli defence minister hopes Palestinian protest waning

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 10:45 WIB

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday he hoped the violence that erupted in Palestinian protests against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was abating. "Our hope...

Jordan weighs again peace deal with Israel

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 10:01 WIB

AMMAN -- Jordan's Lower House on Sunday approved a proposal to re-examine the peace deal between Jordan and Israel following the decision by the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,...

Protests held in Lebanon to denounce US decision

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 09:16 WIB

BEIRUT -- Lebanese protesters held demonstrations on Sunday near the U.S. embassy in the Mount Lebanon area of Awkar Sunday to denounce U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of...

Arab states urge US to abandon Jerusalem move

Monday, 11 Dec 2017 08:53 WIB

CAIRO -- Arab foreign ministers late on Saturday urged the United States to abandon its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the move would increase violence throughout the region. The announcement by...

Embassy in Amman urges Indonesian not to visit Palestine

Saturday, 09 Dec 2017 04:18 WIB

AMMAN -- The Indonesian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, has urged the country's citizens planning to visit Palestine to suspend their plans until situation in the country returned to normal. According to a press release...

Israel plans to build 6,000 new housing units in Jerusalem

Saturday, 09 Dec 2017 03:55 WIB

 JERUSALEM -- Israel is planning to build thousands of new housing units in Jerusalem, including some 6,000 apartments in East Jerusalem, following Thursday's announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump that he recognizes Jerusalem as...

Palestinians protest rage across West Bank, Gaza

Friday, 08 Dec 2017 21:57 WIB

 GAZA -- Palestinians held protests on Friday in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, over U.S. recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In West Bank, scores of people paraded towards the...

Protesters rally outside US embassy over Trump's decision

Friday, 08 Dec 2017 17:25 WIB

JAKARTA -- Several hundred people congregated outside the US Embassy in Jakarta on Friday during a peace rally held as a mark of protest following US President Donald Trump's statement recognizing Jerusalem as...

Jokowi to attend OIC Assembly to discuss Jerusalem

Friday, 08 Dec 2017 14:52 WIB

BOGOR -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) confirmed that he will attend the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Assembly to discuss the US' unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "It is...