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Palestinians risk losing Jerusalem ID over Israel loyalty lawJaclynn Ashly - Al-Jazeera "On April 29, Israel`s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri upheld the deportation of the four parliamentarians, after Israel`s parliament passed a law in March granting the interior minister full power to revoke the Jerusalem residencies of Palestinians over allegations of "breaching allegiance" or "loyalty" to the Israeli state...Palestinians fear the legislation will speed up the expulsion of Palestinians from the city, and be used to target Palestinians who criticise the Israeli state." ca25/5/2018
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Israeli Brown-Shirts “Celebrate” Jerusalem DayRichard Silverstein - Tikun Olam - "Jerusalem is one of the strangest cities in the world. Let’s leave aside all the tourist promotion about “Jerusalem of Gold” and “a city holy to three religions.” And the Israeli claim that it is “Israel’s capital, eternal and undivided.” All that is window dressing for what Jerusalem really is."..."And now, it is a city filled with hatred, with extremists eager to kill the Other. It is a city divided as few other cities in the world today are." - id 16/5/2018
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Pastor who said Jews are going to Hell led prayer at Jerusalem EmbassyMatthew Haag - New York Times - Robert Jeffress, A Dallas evangelical pastor who once said that Jewish people are going to hell, delivered a prayer at the opening ceremony of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem. John C. Hagee, a megachurch televangelist who claimed that Hitler was part of God’s plan to return Jews to Israel, gave the closing benediction. Despite their comments about Jewish people, the two pastors are considered as "among the leading pro-Israel voices in the evangelical Christian world"... [ak]15/5/2018
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Jerusalem Celebrates, Gaza Bleeds (Haaretz video) 15/5/2018
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Most US Jews oppose embassy moveYael Patir - Ynet - It’s time Israelis understand that Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem aims to satisfy his evangelical supporters rather than the Jews. About 80 percent of the US Jewry sees the embassy move as a dangerous step which could negatively affect America’s position as a decent mediator between Israel and the Palestinians [ry]14/5/2018
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Israel sends troop reinforcements to Gaza, West Bank ahead of US embassy openingThe Times of Israel - Army braces for efforts by hundreds of thousands of Gazans to breach border, and upsurge in unrest in West Bank and East Jerusalem [ry]14/5/2018
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Most foreign envoys absent as Israel, U.S. launch embassy festivitiesOri Lewis - Reuters - “Jerusalem […] was decorated with roadside flowerbeds in the design of the U.S. flag and posters reading ‘Trump make Israel great again’” [ry] 14/5/2018
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Living in the constant shadow of settler violenceEdo Konrad - +972 "The hate crimes, once commonly referred to as “price tag attacks,” are committed by extremist Jewish youth from nearby settlements. Their goal is retributive: to exact a price from Palestinian civilians (and in some cases left-wing Israeli Jews, Christians, and Israeli security forces) for actions Israeli authorities take against the settlers, usually building enforcement in illegally built settlements." ca12/5/2018
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Peace Now starts campaign against embassy move Gush Shalom - "Under different circumstances, moving the embassy could be a day of celebration, but not if it is done this way, not now. Do not be extras in the messianic show of Netanyahu and Trump.” Posters in the campaign and the demonstration will say “Not this way, not now.” ca 11/5/2018
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PLO Official Calls for Demonstrations against US Embassy RelocationIMEMC - "Speaking in a radio interview with the Voice of Palestine, Majdalani declared the relocation of the embassy as a “grave provocation,” a violation of relevant international law, as well as the relevant United Nations resolutions." - id9/5/2018
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Israel will have to pay ‘a price’ for U.S. Embassy move, its defense minister saysJTA - “There is no free lunch,” Liberman told Israel Channel 2’s Saturday night program “Meet the Press.” He added that “the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will come at a price and it is worth paying it. We should welcome, and be prepared, to pay a price.” Liberman also called the decision to move the embassy “historic, important and dramatic.” He said that he believes that there could be attempts to disrupt the mid-May celebration of the embassy move, but does not expect casualties. The Palestinian March of Return is scheduled to climax on May 14, the day of the embassy dedication, which marks the 70th anniversary, according to the Gregorian calendar, of the birth of the modern State of Israel. [bz]8/5/2018
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Lieberman: Relocation of US Embassy Will Come at a PriceIMEMC News & Agencies - “`Nothing comes for free,` Lieberman said, `and the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will come at a price and it is worth paying it. We should be prepared to pay a price`” [ry]7/5/2018
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10 days before embassy opens in Jerusalem, Israel still not sure if Trump comingThe Times of Israel - US president caught Israeli leaders by surprise when he announced he may attend ceremony; with no clear decision, authorities are preparing for all possibilities [ry]7/5/2018
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Jerusalem Residency Revoked for Three Palestinian MPs, One Former MinisterIMEMCnews - Israeli occupation authorities decided, on Sunday, to strip four Jerusalemite MPs of their permanent residency, under the pretext of not being loyal to Israel. Lawyer Fadi al-Qawasmi said that Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri decided to revoke the residency of MPs Mohammed Abu Tir, Ahmad Attoun, and Mohammed Toutah, as well as that of the former Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Khaled abu-Arafa.-rh2/5/2018
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Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Palestinian Building In JerusalemIMEMC - "The building consisted of three floors, containing two flats, inhabited by more than 15 members of Abu ‘Oleyyan family, and also included stores on the ground level. The family has been living in the building for more than ten years, and said it never received an official and final decision regarding the demolition of their property." - id 2/5/2018
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"Revocation of Jerusalem residency - illegal and egregious, a violation of International Law"Dr. Hanan Ashrawi - PLO Department of Culture and Information - PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned the decision of y Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri to permanently revoke the Jerusalem IDs of three members of the Palestinian Legislative Council Muhammad Abu-Teir, Ahmad `Attoun and Muhammad Totah, and the former Palestinian Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Khaled Abu-`Arafa. "This illegal and egregious move is anything but new. As confirmed by Human Rights Watch in a report issued last August, `between the start of Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967 and the end of 2016, Israel revoked the status of at least 14,595 Palestinians from East Jerusalem. This is a manifest violation of International Law, specifically of Article 49(1) of the Fourth Geneva Convention". [ak]1/5/2018
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