Category: Middle East

Belgium counters US cuts with $23 million for UN Palestinian fund

Palestinians protest against the U.S. for withholding $65 million from Palestinian aid programs, in front of the UNRWA offices in the Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Palestinians protest against the U.S. for withholding $65 million from Palestinian aid programs, in front of the UNRWA offices in the Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Extra cash from Brussels comes as UNRWA launches fundraising campaign after the Trump administration withholds $65 million

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2,700-year-old seal impression cements existence of biblical Jerusalem governor

Dr. Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, director of the excavations at the Western Wall plaza on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, holds the rare First Temple sealing her team published in December 2017. (Yoli Shwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority)

Dr. Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, director of the excavations at the Western Wall plaza on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority, holds the rare First Temple sealing her team published in December 2017. (Yoli Shwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority)

Found in ongoing Western Wall plaza excavations, the minuscule clay piece is inscribed in ancient Hebrew script, ‘Belonging to the governor of the city’

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Israel says 10 more countries in talks about moving embassies to Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Jerusalem, on October 29, 2015. (Kobi Gideon/GPO/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Jerusalem, on October 29, 2015. (Kobi Gideon/GPO/Flash90)

Honduras reportedly next in line after Guatemala announces relocation of mission; Togo, Paraguay, Romania and Slovakia also floated

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Israel hails ‘true friendship’ as Guatemala pledges to move embassy to Jerusalem

A pro-Israel group waves a huge flag during a demonstration in support of Israel during a military campaign in Gaza in the streets of Guatemala City on August 3, 2014. (photo credit: AFP Johan ORDONEZ)

A pro-Israel group waves a huge flag during a demonstration in support of Israel during a military campaign in Gaza in the streets of Guatemala City on August 3, 2014. (photo credit: AFP Johan ORDONEZ)

Foreign Ministry thanks the Central American nation, the first to follow Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

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Days after vote on Jerusalem, US says it negotiated $285 m. cut in UN budget

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting at UN Headquarters in New York City, on December 22, 2017. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP)

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting at UN Headquarters in New York City, on December 22, 2017. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP)

American ambassador vows not to let ‘the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of’

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