Prince William’s itinerary puts Jerusalem in ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’

Prince William meets with schoolchildren at the Liverpool Exhibition Center in England, June 19, 2018. (Peter Byrne/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William meets with schoolchildren at the Liverpool Exhibition Center in England, June 19, 2018. (Peter Byrne/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince William meets with schoolchildren at the Liverpool Exhibition Center in England, June 19, 2018. (Peter Byrne/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Israeli Cabinet member in charge of Jerusalem has called on the staff of Britain’s Prince William to correct the itinerary for his upcoming official visit to Israel that lists the city as being in the “Occupied Palestinian Territories.”

“United Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years and no distortion in the tour itinerary can change that reality,” Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin said in a statement that also was posted Monday on Facebook. “I expect the prince’s people to correct the distortion.” [Read more…]

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Australia won’t move embassy to Jerusalem, foreign minister says

(JTA) – Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said Australia will not be moving its embassy to Jerusalem, despite her Liberal Party’s support for the move.

The party approved a non-binding resolution supporting the move and calling for a suspension of aid to Palestine until it stops paying jailed terrorists and their families. The motion was approved by a vote of 43 to 31, the British newspaper The Guardian reported. [Read more…]

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Czech president says he’s ready to move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem

President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman in Moscow in 2015. (The Kremlin)
President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman in Moscow in 2015. (The Kremlin)

President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman in Moscow in 2015. (The Kremlin)

(JTA) – Czech President Milos Zeman joked – presumably – that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered to give up his own home in Jerusalem if the Czech Republic opened an embassy there.

Zeman spoke last week at a gala of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

Zeman, a staunch supporter of Israel, supports moving his country’s embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. [Read more…]

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Young Jewish innovators to attend Jerusalem tikkun olam summit

Adam Moscoe of Ottawa is among the young innovators attending a tikkun Olam conference in Jerusalem. He will share his experiences at the conference with the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin on his return. (Facebook)
Adam Moscoe of Ottawa is among the young innovators attending a tikkun Olam conference in Jerusalem. He will share his experiences at the conference with the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin on his return. (Facebook)

Adam Moscoe of Ottawa is among the young innovators attending the ROI summit in Jerusalem. He will share his experiences at the conference with the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin on his return. (Facebook)

(JTA) – A Swiss activist preventing malaria, a British gay civil servant advancing Brexit and a Greek tool guru are among 150 participants of a Jerusalem conference for Jewish innovators.

The participants are slated to convene in the Israeli capital on June 24 for the ROI Summit – a week-long seminar on engagement by Jews in their 20s and 30s in innovative projects with the potential of benefiting society. An annual event that began in 2005, the ROI Summit is celebrating this year its bar mitzvah, or 13th anniversary, organizers said. [Read more…]

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Israeli minister says country should not host Eurovision if it’s not in Jerusalem

Netta Barzilai, the winner of this year’s Eurovision contest, performing at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, May 14, 2018. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
Netta Barzilai, the winner of this year’s Eurovision contest, performing at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, May 14, 2018. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Netta Barzilai, the winner of this year’s Eurovision contest, performing at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, May 14, 2018. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel should withdraw as host of the Eurovision song contest if it is not held in Jerusalem, an Israeli government minister said.

“I will recommend to the government that if the Eurovision is not in Jerusalem, then it wouldn’t be right to host it,” Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev told Israel’s public broadcaster Kan on Thursday morning. [Read more…]

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Terrorist plan targeted Netanyahu, Canadian delegation and U.S. Embassy building, security officials say

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem sits on a traffic circle recently named for U.S. President Donald Trump. The compound is in the middle of Arnona, a quiet residential neighbourhood in the city’s south. (Ben Sales)
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem sits on a traffic circle recently named for U.S. President Donald Trump. The compound is in the middle of Arnona, a quiet residential neighbourhood in the city’s south. (Ben Sales)

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem sits on a traffic circle recently named for U.S. President Donald Trump. The compound is in the middle of Arnona, a quiet residential neighbourhood in the city’s south. (Ben Sales)

JERUSALEM (JTA) – An eastern Jerusalem man was arrested for planning attacks on targets that include Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, as well as the U.S. Embassy, on behalf of a terrorist cell directed from Syria.

Muhammad Jamal Rashdeh, 30, an Israeli-Arab citizen, was arrested in April and indicted last week, the Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, announced for the first time on Tuesday after a gag order on the case was lifted. Two other unnamed members of the terror cell were later arrested, according to the Shin Bet. [Read more…]

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Prince William to make historic visit to Jerusalem in June

Prince William in London, April 23, 2018. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Prince William in London, April 23, 2018. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Prince William in London, April 23, 2018. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

(JTA) – Prince William will come to Jerusalem at the end of June, the British royal family said, during the first official visit to Israel by a senior British royal.

The announcement Friday about the visit sometime between June 24 and 28 was the first confirmation that William, whose official title is the Duke of Cambridge, will visit the Israeli capital, according to a report by The Associated Press. [Read more…]

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