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Last Saturday, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and inaugurated the Palestinian Authority (PA) embassy there. As he was raising the black, red, white and green flag, Abbas called on the world’s leaders to recognize the State of Palestine when they get together in Paris on Sunday.
“Tomorrow, more than 70 countries will meet in Paris in order to discuss how to bring peace to our region, the holy land,” Abbas said. “We call upon the participants to take concrete measures in order to implement international law and UN resolutions.”
Abbas told reporters he discussed Jerusalem with the Pope, accusing the Israeli government of “turning Jerusalem into an exclusive Jewish/Israeli city, demolishing
Hundreds of supporters of Israel demonstrated in front of the Israeli embassy in Paris and the French embassy in Tel Aviv Sunday to protest the international “peace” conference in the French capital without Israeli or Palestinian participation.
The Tel Aviv protest was organized by Olivier Rafowicz, a reserve IDF colonel and former IDF Spokesperson, initiated the protest under the slogan “Israel is not for sale!” Organizers called the gathering a “hypocritical initiative of a France who wants
Germany's interior and justice ministers, representing the two blocs in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, agreed Tuesday on tougher measures for asylum seekers whose documents are not in order or who are deemed to pose a security threat.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and Justice Minister Heiko Maas resolved to tighten the security rules after the Christmas market attack in Berlin, in which a failed Tunisian asylum seeker killed 12 people.
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European governments struggled Tuesday to assess whether outspoken remarks by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, made in a weekend interview with two European newspapers, will be translated into new policies.
European leaders had hoped that as Trump’s inauguration approached, the president-elect would tone down his campaign-trail criticism of the European Union and NATO, which he has dubbed “obsolete.”
They had thought his views would come to align more closely with those of some of his top
Trump presented with intelligence documents showing that Russian operatives may have compromising information about him
Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump, officials with direct knowledge of the briefings told CNN on Tuesday.
The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian