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Israel in talks with “at least ten countries” over embassy move to Jerusalem

Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister reported that Israel is currently in talks with “at least” 10 countries that are considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving their embassies.

Israeli Media roundup – Dec. 26, 2017

In a video message filmed outside Jerusalem’s Old City, Netanyahu said Christians “can visit... any place that you want to visit, in the footsteps of Jesus and in the origin of our Judeo-Christian heritage.”

Arab states form new committee on Jerusalem to deal with “Palestinian’s failure”

Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit confirmed the formation of a new special committee on Jerusalem, which currently includes Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, in order to “take charge” following the Palestinian’s failures on Jerusalem.

Evangelical influence prompts Guatemalan embassy move to Jerusalem

Apparent evangelical influence prompted Guatemala to join the United States in announcing it will move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, acknowledging that the city is the capital of the Jewish state.

Mosaic proves ancient Georgian presence in Israel

Announced just before Hanukkah, an archaeological excavation close to Ashdod that began three years ago bore fruit at the end of the summer when archaeologists uncovered a long-buried treasure that has a direct connection to ancient Georgia.

Netanyahu confirms Israel to withdraw from UNESCO

In his weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, Prime Minister Netanyahu confirmed that Israel would follow the United States and withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, at the end of 2018.

Christians flock to Israel, Bethlehem for Christmas

Israel is expecting 20 percent more Christian pilgrims this Christmas season over last year during what has become a record-breaking year for tourism here, the country’s Ministry of Tourism said on Wednesday.

World Vision Gaza: The questions continue

Eighteen months ago, the Gaza director of the evangelical aid organization World Vision was arrested by Israel and charged with diverting their aid to local Hamas terrorists. Today the affair remains clouded by contradictory statements, biased media coverage — and important questions no one is asking.

Netanyahu: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel whether the UN recognizes it or not

Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly emergency session scheduled for Thursday, referring to the United Nations as “the house of lies” and rejecting today’s vote on Jerusalem.

UN General Assembly to hold emergency session on Jerusalem Thursday

The United Nations General Assembly will hold a special emergency session on Jerusalem following the United States veto of a draft resolution denouncing President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem.