U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured the Israeli parliament today that "In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem - and that the United States Embassy will open before the end of next year".
Before the visit, Pence met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and called U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem a "tangible sign" of U.S. commitment to the Jewish state. Prime Minister Netanyahu referred to him as a "true friend" while Israeli columnists noted their appreciation for Pence's unconditional support of Israel, even while registering their discomfort with his boss President Trump and even for policies that Pence himself promotes.
Following that meeting, in remarks to reporters, Pence called it "my great honor, on behalf of the president of the United States, to be in Israel's capital, Jerusalem, following on the president's historic decision".
Lord Sack's spokesperson, Dan Sacker, has confirmed that the former chief rabbi and Pence met in NY for 90 minutes to discuss the speech. If Israelis can not understand why this unwavering friend of Israel is disliked by many American Jews, they will never understand what makes American Jews tick.
He added: "The people of the United States have always held a special affection and admiration for the people of the Book". He considered it a great tribute to the Jewish people that someone like Vice-President Pence would turn to a Jewish source for guidance on such matters'. White House Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt, U.S. Ambassador David Friedman and the Israeli ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, joined the ceremony, and Pence chatted briefly with Israeli soldiers before beginning his meeting with Netanyahu.
The former chief rabbi was not paid for his help with Spence's speech, Sacker said. The vice president thought it was critical to have his counsel for a speech of this magnitude'.
Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia The quake struck around 65 miles west of the city of Sukabumi on the island of Java, at a depth of 21 miles. "It's quite strong. Buildings in the capital swayed for 10 to 20 seconds and some ordered evacuations, sending streams of people into the streets.
He also attacked Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for plotting to upend budding Palestinian-American relations.
On Monday, Ayman Odeh, the chairman of the Joint Arab List, a grouping of four Arab-dominated parties that hold 13 of the Knesset's 120 seats, said: '[Pence] is a unsafe man with a messianic vision that includes the destruction of the entire region'. But as I said, it is controversial because Palestinians also have a claim on the city. The U.S. "strongly urge (s) the Palestinian leadership to return to the table", he said.
As if Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last month was not bad enough, he now upped the ante by asserting that Jerusalem in its entirety is a done deal in favour of Israel.
And while Pence was in the region making promises of more rigorous USA support to Israel, Abbas was in Brussels, the headquarters of the EU, to appeal for strong European backing for a fair settlement of the Palestinian cause, rather than the one offered by Washington.
Husam Zomlot accused Trump of "backstabbing" the Palestinians with his 6 December vow to move the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, during this week's speech in Washington.
Some evangelical Christians, known as Christian Zionists, believe that the return of Jews to Israel is a prerequisite for the second coming of Christ.
Snapchat will enable people to share and view its content outside of its app, Snapchat's parent company Snap announced on Tuesday. Snapchat has been suffering from declines in certain metrics that indicate fewer members are using the app every day.
Local resident Abdul Sattar said he had spoken by phone to friends who are hotel staff and had been trapped inside. KamAir also put out an announcement saying some of their flights were disrupted because of the attack .
Some of the rivalry tweets held previous year between Reliance Jio and many others telecom service providers. Under this segment, the costliest plan costs Rs. 449 and comes with 91 days validity with 136GB data.
Would-be candidates for the presidency must register with the National Elections Authority by January 29. He announced his intention to run for a second four-year term in a televised news conference on Friday.
The two companies have launched four low-priced PCs running Windows 10 that are specifically aimed at users in education. Microsoft is joining forces with PC companies to supply school districts with Windows devices that won't break the bank.
South Africa are now on track to defend their title in Sydney and will face Kenya in the Cup quarter-finals. The final will be one of three women's matches played between men's fixtures, at 2.37pm AEDT.
At least for part of a game, James and his teammates can put that squabbling behind them and celebrate his undeniable greatness. The post received mixed reviews, with some joining in the congratulating and acknowledging James' right to be proud of himself.
Open champion, had made it to the final in Auckland a week before this year's Australian Open, losing to Roberto Bautista Agut. It took Fabio Fognini almost eight years, but he's finally avenged a fourth-round loss to Julien Benneteau at Wimbledon.
As with his murderous father, he suffers from anger and alcoholism as the result of trying to boring his pain. Flanagan co-wrote and directed the 2017 Netflix movie, which stars Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood.
McMaster held a phone call on Friday in which McMaster confirmed the United States would no longer provide weapons to the YPG. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said on Saturday that Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan , and U.S.
This comes after Nelly reportedly admitted to having unprotected s*x with Monique Green , but says it was consensual. The woman says Nelly responded, "No, I'm just frustrated, I'm not used to not getting my way, just do it".
Many on social media used good dose of sarcasm to attack the Hindu right-wing groups for protesting against Padmaavat . He was detained by the police Karni Sena members protested outside a cinema in Lucknow around the same time today.
Settling down in Portland on their return to the United States it would be a decade before Le Guinn had her first book published. She published more than 20 novels, a dozen poetry collections, seven essay collections and 13 children's books.
The flames and explosion caused by this dubious experiment were immortalized by the store's CCTV cameras. An iPhone user in Nanjing City, China visited an electronics store to replace the battery of his device.
The fact that it connected with audiences is exhilerating, and this nomination proves that our love is real. Peele is the fifth black directing nominee; none have won , including "Moonlight " 's Barry Jenkins.
You stood by me every step of the way. "He said that he's really proud of me, of what I've done this tournament", Halep said. Halep also, against Kerber in Thursday's emi-final, was match point down and looked on her way home but pulled through.
Leader McConnell has found this out. "Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border". As the meal progressed, an outline of an agreement was struck, according to one person familiar with the discussion: Mr.
It is now sitting at two minutes to midnight , scientists from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist announced this afternoon. In an uncharacteristic move, the scientists moved the clock by 30 seconds in 2017 , to 2½ minutes to midnight.
Porzingis is now averaging 23.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 1.8 three-point field goals made per game. Largely in part due to their team play but it's quite clear that they have been led by third-year center Nikola Jokic.
The Irish-born actress earned a Best Actress nomination for her role in Lady Bird , which was also nominated for Best Picture. The last was Kathryn Bigelow for directing The Hurt Locker - and she became the only woman to ever win the award in 2010.
They said: "Due to a gas leak in the Strand, WC2 businesses and hotels are being evacuated as a precaution". The discovery saw approximately 1,450 people being evacuated from the nearby Heaven nightclub and a hotel.
Obviously this is the attitude we need to show in the next game [at home to Brighton and Hove Albion] - it's massive for us. The Saints are now on their longest winless Premier League streak - 10 games - since January 2005.
The Pentagon, according to CNN's Barbara Starr , said that AFN would remain unavailable if the shutdown continued into Sunday. It showed the AFN logo with the words: "Due to the government shutdown , AFN services are not available".