Polish embassy in Tel Aviv defaced with swastikas

Israeli police have released photos showing swastikas and slurs daubed onto the gates of Poland’s embassy in Israel. The incident came after the Polish prime minister suggested Jews were also complicit in the Holocaust.

Tel Aviv: Swastika graffiti on Polish embassy (Reuters )

Israeli police released photographs on Sunday of graffiti scribbled onto the gate of the Polish embassy in Tel Aviv, which included Nazi swastikas and the word “murderer.”

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld tweeted photos of the graffiti under the caption, “Police units searching for suspects in Tel Aviv after graffiti written on the entrance of the Polish embassy. Investigation continues.”

Police units searching for suspects in tel Aviv after graffiti written at entrance of polish embassy today. Investigation continues.

What is the background?

The incident came just a day after Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki prompted outrage in Israel for equating Polish collaborators in the Holocaust to supposed “Jewish perpetrators.”

  • At the Munich Security Conference (MSC) on Saturday, Morawiecki was asked by an Israeli journalist if Poland would consider him a criminal if he reported that Polish neighbors had betrayed his Jewish family to the Gestapo, Nazi Germany’s secret police.
  • The Polish prime minister responded: “It’s extremely important to first understand that, of course, it’s not going to be punishable, not going to be seen as criminal to say that there were Polish perpetrators — as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukrainian … not only German perpetrators.”
  • He later backtracked from his remarks on Twitter, writing: “Dialogue about this most difficult history is necessary, as a warning. We will conduct such dialogue with Israel.”

    Sadly,this period also exposed dark parts of human nature, which for some meant collaboration with German Nazis. Dialogue on these difficult chapters of our history is essential—a dialogue we hope to continue w/ Israel. Today, I spoke about this with Prime Minister @netanyahu 2/2

Why this is important: Morawiecki’s comment reignited the countries’ diplomatic dispute over a controversial new Polish law, which allows the government to jail anyone who, “publicly and against the facts,” suggests Polish involvement in Nazi war crimes committed during World War II.

Read more: Israeli minister ‘honored’ by canceled Poland trip amid Holocaust bill row

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Polish Holocaust law: an attempt to rewrite history?

How did Israel react? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his Polish counterpart had shown a “lack of understanding of history and lack of sensitivity to the tragedy of our people.” The two leaders also spoke on the phone on Sunday. Netanyahu’s office later issued a statement, saying the prime minister had “pointed out that the goal of the Holocaust was to destroy the Jewish people and that all Jews were under sentence of death.”

Read more: Poland’s new ‘Holocaust law’ widely condemned in Israel

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Could new Polish law criminalize discussion of Holocaust?

What does Poland’s new law say? The law criminalizes ascribing blame for crimes committed by Nazi Germany to the Polish nation. Anyone found guilty could face a maximum sentence of three years. Morawiecki reiterated that the law made clear “there were no Polish death camps … There were German Nazi death camps.”

How has Germany reacted? Germany has repeatedly taken full responsibility for the Holocaust, with Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterating that Nazi Germany was responsible for the atrocities committed during World War II.

Read more: Angela Merkel and Mateusz Morawiecki seek to repair German-Polish relations

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Iranian FM calls Netanyahu’s drone stunt ‘cartoonish circus,’ says Israel ‘not invincible’

Iranian FM calls Netanyahu’s drone stunt ‘cartoonish circus,’ says Israel ‘not invincible’
Iran’s foreign minister ridiculed a security conference speech by Netanyahu, who used a part of a drone to make a point. He lashed out at Israel’s “aggression to neighbors” and mentioned the country’s “crumbling invincibility.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spoke at the Munich Security Conference a few hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu displayed what he said was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down last week by Israeli forces. The Iranian official dismissed the use of the prop as a “cartoonish circus” that was meant “to blame others for its own strategic blunders, or maybe to evade the domestic crisis they’re facing.”

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Netanyahu uses fragment of destroyed drone to taunt Iranian FM — RT World News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a piece of what he said was fragment of an Iranian drone downed by the Israeli military to taunt Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

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He added that Israel was avoiding discussion of its own hostile and destructive policies in the Middle East.

“Israel uses aggression as a policy against its neighbors,” Zarif said, citing the regular air incursions into Syria and Lebanon. “The entire speech [by Netanyahu] was trying to evade the issue.”

Zarif also said that the loss of a fighter jet by Israel during the latest flare-up on the Syrian border tarnished the image of invincibility the Israeli military has.

Earlier on Sunday, Netanyahu called Iran the biggest threat in the world, and taunted Zarif while holding the aircraft fragment.

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Iran & Syria ‘are playing with fire,’ Israeli military warns amid flare-up of tensions

Iran & Syria ‘are playing with fire,’ Israeli military warns amid flare-up of tensions
The IDF warned Syria and Iran against ‘violating Israeli sovereignty,’ otherwise they would pay a heavy price. The Israeli military also insisted that Israel does not seek an escalation in tensions in the region.

“Iran and Syria are playing with fire,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement on Twitter. The military added that it acts “with determination” against “the attempt of the Iranian-Syrian attack and the violation of Israeli sovereignty.” “The IDF is prepared for a variety of scenarios and will continue to act as necessary.”

The IDF lashed out at the Syrian military, accusing the state of interference in the Israeli-Iranian incident, as well as at Iran for “using Syria as a launchpad for activity against Israel.”

is the aggressor here. They sent a on a military mission, violating sovereignty. The is ready for all scenarios, urging Iran and Syria to cease aggression.

However, the IDF insisted that Israel does not seek escalation with the two states. “We are willing, prepared and capable to exact a heavy price from anyone that attacks us, however we are not looking to escalate the situation,” the IDF said, insisting that what they’ve done was merely “a defensive effort triggered by an Iranian act of aggression and we are defending our airspace our sovereignty and civilians.”

Tensions between Israel, Iran, and Syria have been heating up since early Saturday after the IDF intercepted an Iranian UAV, which crossed from the territory of Syria into Israel. The Israeli military responded by targeting a Syrian military base, where they believed the operator of the drone to be located. Later that day, an Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed after Damascus responded with anti-aircraft fire to an Israeli operation in its territory. The pilots ejected and survived the incident.

“We are willing, prepared, and capable to exact a heavy price on anyone that attacks us. However, we are not looking to escalate the situation,” Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, Head of the International Media Desk.https://www.idf.il/en/minisites/press-releases/idf-intercepts-iranian-uav/ 

In response, the IDF said it struck 12 Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria, including air defense batteries, adding that that during the attack, “anti-aircraft missiles were fired towards Israel, triggering alarms that were heard in Northern Israel.”

Following an exchange of fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held security consultations, approving the necessary actions in real time following the incidents, official Israeli sources told Haaretz.

Air traffic at Ben Gurion International Airport, 20km from Tel Aviv, was halted for around 15-20 minutes amid security tensions, Israeli media reported.

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Israel military targets Iranian drone and strikes Syria, F-16 crashes

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will protect itself from “any threat or any attempt to harm its sovereignty” after its military downed an Iranian drone that infiltrated the region.

“Israel is seeking for peace, but we will continue to defend ourselves against any attack against us, and against any attempt by Iran to establish military bases in Syria or anywhere else,” Netanyahu said Saturday after meeting with top brass at military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

He said had spoken with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about the recent involvement.

Israel’s military launched a “large-scale attack” after shooting down the infiltrating drone and struck Iranian targets deep in Syrian before one of its own jets was downed.

The raids hit at least 12 targets, including three aerial defense batteries and four targets that were part of Iran’s military establishment in Syria. The offensive marks Israel’s most substantial involvement in Syria to date.

In this image made from video provided by Yehunda Pinto, the wreckage of a jet is seen on fire near Harduf, northern Israel, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria. Israel called it a "severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty" and warned of further action against the unprecedented Iranian aggression. (Yehunda Pinto via AP)

The wreckage of the jet is seen on fire near Harduf, northern Israel, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.  (AP)

Israel has issued several stern warnings of late about the increased Iranian involvement along its border in Syria and Lebanon.

Israel called the drone infiltration a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty” and warned that Iran would be held accountable for its meddling.

“This is a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory. Iran is dragging the region into an adventure in which it doesn’t know how it will end,” Israel’s chief military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis, said in a special statement. “Whoever is responsible for this incident is the one who will pay the price.”

Israeli security stands around the wreckage of an F-16 that crashed in northern Israel, near kibbutz of Harduf, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone it said infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets inside Syria, in its most significant engagement since the fighting in neighboring Syria began in 2011. Responding anti-aircraft fire led to the downing of an Israeli fighter plane. (AP Photo/Rami Slush) ***ISRAEL OUT***

Investigators inspect the wreckage of an F-16 that crashed in northern Israel.  (AP)

Israel would not confirm whether the aircraft was actually shot down by enemy fire, which would mark the first such instance for Israel since 1982 during the first Lebanon war.

According to Syrian state TV, which quoted a military official, Syrian air defenses struck more than one Israeli plane, and called the Israeli raids that hit a base a “new Israeli aggression.”

Military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the drone was “on a military mission sent and operated by Iranian military forces” and that Iran was “responsible for this severe violation of Israeli sovereignty.”

The drone was in Israel’s possession, the military said.

In this image made from video provided by Yehunda Pinto, the wreckage of a jet is seen near Harduf, northern Israel, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a "large-scale attack" on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria. Israel called it a "severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty" and warned of further action against the unprecedented Iranian aggression. (Yehunda Pinto via AP)

The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.  (AP)

Although Israel has shot down several drones from Syria that have infiltrated the country’s territory in the past, the attack on an Iranian site in response to Saturday’s incident signals an escalation in the Israeli retaliation.

The military confirmed the Syrian target of the drone’s launch components were destroyed.

Iran denied Israel’s shooting down of a drone, with Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasem calling the account “ridiculous,” while the joint operations room for the Syrian military and its allies insisted the drone had not violated Israeli airspace and was on a regular mission gathering intelligence on Islamic State militants.

Iranian involvement along Israel’s border in Syria and Lebanon has been a growing concern as it fears Iran could use the region to position attacks or develop a land route from the country to Lebanon in an effort to deliver weapons to Hezbollah more efficiently.

But Israel has refrained from striking Iranian sites directly. Syria has also repeatedly said it will respond to Israeli airstrikes but has rarely returned fire. Both of those trends came to an abrupt end Saturday as a rapid escalation played out in the early morning hours.

Israel’s chief military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis, said Israel held Iran directly responsible for the incident.

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Chief of General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces Gadi Eizenkot, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman meet.  (Yonat Friling)

“This is a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory. Iran is dragging the region into an adventure in which it doesn’t know how it will end,” he said in a special statement. “Whoever is responsible for this incident is the one who will pay the price.”

However, the joint operations room for the Syrian military and its allies denied the drone violated Israeli airspace, saying it was on a regular mission gathering intelligence on Islamic State militants.

Russia, which backs Assad and maintains a large military presence in the country, called for restraint and appeared to criticize Israel’s actions.

“It is absolutely unacceptable to create threats to the lives and security of Russian servicemen who are in Syria at the invitation of its legitimate government to assist in the fight against terrorists,” Russia’s foreign ministry said.

Fox News’ Yonat Friling and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang is a Reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @luciasuarezsang

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PLO orders plans to be made for ‘disengaging’ from Israel

The Palestinian Liberation Organization’s highest decision-making body has set up a committee to consider disengaging with Israel. The PLO’s top leaders stopped short, however, of immediately ordering the move.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attends a PLO meeting (picture-alliance/ZUMAPRESS.com)

The Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has ordered the Palestinian government to begin drawing up plans to disengage with Israel, the committee announced on Saturday.

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In a statement, the PLO urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “to begin devising plans to disengage from the Israeli occupation authorities at the political, security, economic and administrative levels,” the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

The PLO’s top leaders announced they would set up a committee to study a measure approved by the PLO’s Central Council last month that called for Israel’s recognition to be suspended until it recognizes a Palestinian state.

The Executive Committee did not go so far as to immediately implement the measure.

Should it be fully enacted, the move would threaten decades of formal relations between Israel and the PLO, as well as raise concerns about security coordination between the two governments.

Read moreEuropean Union short on influence in Middle East diplomacy

Tensions with US over Jerusalem

Revoking the PLO’s recognition of Israel could also mean an end to a two-state solution for the region.

Hope for a peace deal involving two states has been dwindling following US President Donald Trump’s decision in December to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Read moreIsrael risks ‘perpetual occupation and conflict’: German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel

Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to the divided city has upended decades of US policy and prompted Abbas to reject any US-led peace efforts. Washington has also withheld millions in aid for Palestinian refugees, with Trump saying the PLO needs to return to the negotiating table.

Several Western countries have been urging Palestinian officials against suspending recognition of Israel, according to several diplomats.

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Pence: US embassy will move to Jerusalem next year

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Lebanon looks to Hezbollah to resolve internal clashes, as Israel’s war threats reach fever pitch

Martin Jay
Martin Jay is an award winning British journalist now based in Beirut who works on a freelance basis for a number of respected British newspapers as well as previously Al Jazeera and Deutsche Welle TV. Before Lebanon, he has worked in Africa and Europe for CNN, Euronews, CNBC, BBC, Sunday Times and Reuters. Follow him on Twitter @MartinRJay
Lebanon looks to Hezbollah to resolve internal clashes, as Israel’s war threats reach fever pitch
Lebanon is a pressure cooker which could blow at any moment, but don’t worry about confused US policy. Israel’s threats to invade are not irking the Lebanese, but many wish Hezbollah would end a local Shiite-Christian spat.

America’s confused position in Afrin, northern Syria, is not the only location in the Middle East where Washington’s loyalties are at odds with the reality on the ground. Lebanon, a country once called the ‘Switzerland of the Middle East’ for its Western pretentions, is now what many call a failed state which is consumed by corruption. And a confused one, for Washington to grapple with.

Lebanon is one of the highest net recipients of US military aid and because of its unique location (bordering Israel) and its dominance by Iranian-backed Hezbollah, that makes it a special case in the eyes of Washington. Indeed, only recently when Israel threatened to attack, it was the US which “pledged”  support for the Lebanese Army, which it erroneously believes acts as a “counterweight” to Hezbollah. Is the US misinformed and comically out of touch of the recent developments in Lebanon, or is it simply confused about the realities on the ground?

A lot has changed since the 2006 invasion of Lebanon by Israeli forces. Recently, President Michel Aoun made it very clear that the Lebanese Army would support Hezbollah in attacking the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), if Israeli forces entered the country. Given this stark change to 2006, when the Lebanese Army didn’t fight Israel in the south, this new situation would put two US allies at war with each other – the IDF and the Lebanese regular army.

This presents Washington’s foreign policy hacks with a conundrum: does this abnormality of military support act as an incendiary device to pushing Israel to invade Lebanon (for a third time), or simply mean that Israel will merely threaten to do so more than it normally would, without going ahead? Are Israel’s threats strong words from an empty stomach?

In recent weeks, barely a few days pass without Israel making another threat to invade. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman recently said that Israel would not let Beirut’s residents go to the beach (like they did in 2006) while the south of their country was at war (and Israelis in Tel Aviv were in bomb shelters). In the same week, he also accused Lebanon of illegally taking Israel’s territorial waters – for oil and gas exploration – which he called a “provocation,” resulting in a no-nonsense response from Hezbollah: it will be war if you go there. Concurrent to these statements, an IDF spokesman also warned of war if Iran’s weapons facility, rumored to be in Lebanon, started production.

None of the Israeli threats stirs the average Lebanese though, even though in recent months a massive IDF build-up on the Lebanese-Israeli border has been ongoing.

A good barometer of how worried people are about stability in Lebanon can be found at the bank, where interest rates linked to the local currency indicate whether people are panic selling their lira; another one is inflation in supermarkets.

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Israel threatens Lebanon with ‘full strength’ ground invasion in case of conflict — RT World News

Tel Aviv is ready for an all-out ground invasion of Lebanon in the event of a military conflict with Beirut, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said. His comments come as relations between the two…

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But the best one is without a doubt the price of black market guns. Lebanon has one of the highest concentrations of guns in the world. Yet in the last few months, gun dealers are bemoaning how a Syrian war in its twilight stage, combined with a period of no car bombs or assassinations in Lebanon for at least two years, is forcing prices down to record lows. Two years ago, a brand new Russian Viking pistol was selling on the streets of an Armenian neighborhood in Beirut for over US$2,200; until this Christian-Shiite spat, the price was as low as $1,300.

Yet there is something which the Lebanese really fear and which might spike prices of weapons, certainly assault rifles. In recent days, Lebanon’s house speaker, Nabih Berri, was called a “thug” by Aoun’s son-in-law, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil  – a man who has a rare talent for poorly-timed or inappropriate statements – leaving the elderly Shiite figurehead somewhat riled. Not wishing to rise to the bait himself, the defamed gentleman in question left it to his loyal militias to enter neighborhoods in Christian areas, burning tires and firing AK47s into the air – managing to pull off an impressive impersonation of “thugs” to boot.

But it’s no laughing matter. Many Christians are worried that things could escalate and leave Lebanon vulnerable.

“This can be really dangerous for Lebanon,” a Christian shopkeeper in an affluent Christian area in Beirut tells me. “This is what started the civil war, exactly this…

“People now will start buying AKs which will push the price up because of these thugs, not because of Israel’s threats,” he adds, while showing me a compact pistol which he says he paid $2,500 for, still glistening in oil.

The ‘demonstrations’, which lasted three days and included the house speakers’ thugs closing the airport for two hours and which also pitched them against a gun-toting Christian neighborhood which scared them away, could get out of hand. This is what the Lebanese fear more than anything. An escalation of rival groups’ anger which could result in just one death – sparking a state of emergency, akin to a civil war.

Shake-up of power in Lebanon

Under normal circumstances, nobody believes that the Israelis would be so stupid to invade, given Hezbollah’s new strength and experience, following Syria and its latest missiles acquired from Iran. But if the country was in chaos, this could be more likely as it would be an opportunity that might not come around again.

The current row is about the house speaker’s own Shiite power base being threatened by the Christian president’s shake-up, allotting top military jobs to Christians and (perhaps) not getting his fair share from oil and gas ‘bonuses’. Corruption is the core issue, although Lebanon’s parliamentary elections are also making the country’s ruling warlords nervous, excluding Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader, who has never looked more confident or relaxed in his TV speeches.

Perhaps he chuckles to himself when he hears of the US talking about supplying the Lebanese Army with more weapons, when hardly anyone in Lebanon believes that it is any real match for Hezbollah, regardless of the hardware it might have.

Some here argue that it will be Nasrallah who puts the house speaker’s armed thugs in order, as Hezbollah wants peace here in Lebanon more than anyone. Nasrallah may well be content, as he’s holding all the aces. He has his own Christian president who the West believes is in its own pocket and will protect Lebanon and Hezbollah against any regional hegemony either in Riyadh or Tel Aviv overstepping red lines. It doesn’t really get any better than that. Nasrallah also probably believes that US President Donald Trump would not allow the Israelis to attack Lebanon, where the national army is US-supplied and ready to hit back. It would make the US president look stupid and bewildered, and Washington’s foreign policy appear hit and miss. Chocolate cake. With candles.

There are even those who believe that the constant funding of the Lebanese Army is, in itself, a smart way of both deterring Israel from invading and making its political class an even more astute enemy of Iran. But this merely strengthens the Hezbollah leader even more.

In the meantime, in many Christian areas in Beirut the normal price of a used AK47 (around $1,100 to $1,200) jumped now to $1,600 because of the local clashes. Many Christians are worried that the speaker’s mob will spark a turf war. “The few [Christians] who didn’t have one before are now under pressure from friends to get one,” Philippe, a restaurant owner tells me before smiling. “Of course, I have one. We look now to Nasrallah to intervene and stop these incidents even though it’s not his people.”

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT.

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Historic speech by U.S. VP Mike Pence in Israel’s Parliament – Palestinians are outraged

 

A powerful historic speech in the Israeli parliament.
Vice President Mike Pence delivered remarks at a special Knesset session.
Muslim MPs tried to interrupt Pence’s Speech in Israel’s Knesset.
They waved signs saying “Jerusalem belongs to Islam”.
Israel is the only democratic state in the Middle East, only in Israel Jews, Muslims and Christians sit together in parliament.
Welcome to Israel Vice President Mike Pence!
The bond between Israel and the USA is stronger than ever.


History has been made: Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Giving Jerusalem to Palestinian Muslims is like giving the Vatican to the Islamic state.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop joined the France President, Turkey’s President, Hamas, Palestinian Authority, the Islamic Jihad and ISIS, calling on Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel without the approval of the Muslim world.
The Muslims who call themselves “Palestinians” are freaking out after Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the Israel’s capital.
Trump was under pressure from the Muslim world not to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Sultan of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed “Jerusalem belongs to Muslims only”.
Turkey’s president warned the United States not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, or to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, saying it would constitute a “red line” for Muslims.
French president stabed Israel in the back to please the Muslim world.France’s Macron told trump he’s worried about U.S. recognizing jerusalem as Israel’s Capital saying “it would hurt Muslim feelings and the peace process”.
No one in France cared about the “peace process” 3 years ago when French Senate passed resolution to recognize Palestinian state.
But now after Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, France cries out “Islamophobia.”
Islamic countries use the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in an attempt to take control of the holy sites in Jerusalem.
There is no freedom of religion in any Muslim country, Israel is the only free democratic state in the entire Middle East.
Only Israel can preserve the Holy Places in Jerusalem for all religions (not only Islam).
The Western world must support Israel and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
There is not a single church in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
Just look at what is happening to Christians throughout the Muslim world, the Islamic persecution of Christians in the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Egypt, etc.) has become genocide. If you recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, share this post.
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, not Palestine.
If you need a proof just read the Bible, and if you need another one read the Quran.
There is no mention of Jerusalem in the Quran.

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