Jerusalem Current Affairs - 2019

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14th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit held in Mecca

The 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia was hosted by Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. Key Highlights of Summit Agenda: The official agenda of meeting was to address ‘current issues in Muslim world’ and ‘recent developments in a number of OIC member states. Also, Read More…

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Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

On 15th December 2018, Australia recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. With this, Australia has become one of the few countries that officially recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and as the seat of the Knesset (Israel’s parliament). This move is supposed to irk Indonesia and other countries. However, Australia has made it Read More…

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US merges its embassy and Consulate General in Jerusalem into single diplomatic mission

United States has decided to merge its Consulate General with its new embassy in Israel into single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem. This decision was taken as part of US’s global efforts to improve efficiency and effectiveness of its operations. It also comes after US under President Donald Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in Read More…

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UNGA adopts resolution rejecting US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has overwhelmingly adopted resolution declaring United States of America (USA) recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as ‘null and void’. The resolution was moved by Turkey and Yemen and was adopted with 128 countries voting in favour including major political powers such as India, Japan Britain, France, Germany and Read More…

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US recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

United States President Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, keeping with his long overdue campaign promise. He also announced plan to relocate US embassy, currently based in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem citing a 1995 law, the Jerusalem Embassy Act. The International community including Arab countries and US closest allies France, Germany, Read More…

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