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Hagia Sophia again as a mosque. What is the consequence of the decision of Erdogan

. "To make Sofia mosque again" — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that a few years. On Friday, 10 July 2020, he turned the threat into reality: signed the decree abolishing Museum status of Hagia Sophia. Now here again, as 86 years ago, the mosque Hagia Sophia. About how made this decision and what the consequences are — in the material RIA Novosti.

"The same day he solemnly entered the Church of Hagia Sophia, ascended the steps of the altar and said a prayer for the glory of Allah that brought him the victory. Then he ordered to remake the Church into a mosque".

Netanyahu praised the "deal of the century" trump on Israel and Palestine

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Makron and noted that "peace plan" US President Donald trump contains new ideas, allowing to achieve real progress.

"The Prime Minister said that Israel acts on the basis of international law. He stressed that previous attempts for 53 years led to the failures, and their repetition will lead to failure" - leads the press service quoted Netanyahu.

In Israel, the five towns areas declared restricted areas

Areas in five cities of Israel for a week declared to be restricted areas because of the coronavirus, reported the press service of the government of Israel.

In each of the cities applies only to certain areas. Entry and exit from these zones will be limited to that business activity will be reduced, the report says.

Borrell warned of the consequences of the annexation of the West Bank for Israel

The possible annexation by Israel of Palestinian territories on the West Bank of the Jordan river will negatively affect its relations with the European Union, warned EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

"As a person, personally associated with the region, I have emphasized in private conversations with Israeli leaders and publicly that the annexation will jeopardize the good cooperation with Israel. We exactly do not want," wrote Borrell in his blog on the page of the foreign service of the EU. According to him, now on the contrary there is a possibility for closer cooperation between the EU and Israel in the interests of achieving stability in the middle East. "But we cannot and will not accept changes to the borders that existed before 1967, unless it is agreed by both parties to the conflict," said Borrell.

Bogdanov had a telephone conversation with a member of the Central Committee of Fatah

Russian Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov had a telephone conversation with a member of the Central Committee of Fatah, Azzam Ahmed, the prospects for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement and coordinated efforts to restore Palestinian national unity, said the Russian foreign Ministry.

As reported in the foreign Ministry, the telephone conversation took place on 7 July at the initiative of the Palestinian side.

In Israel, stated that the annexation of the West Bank in the coming days will not be

The application of Israeli sovereignty in parts of the West Bank of the Jordan river are scheduled over the coming days, said the foreign Minister of Israel Gabi Ashkenazi in an interview with radio Kan.

"It is not included in the agenda for today or tomorrow," said Ashkenazi in response to a reporter's question.

Netanyahu and Gantz fighting for options for the future of annexation, says expert

The government of Israel is a struggle for the parameters for the future annexation of the territories of the West Bank of the Jordan river, while the leader of the "Kahal-Lebanon" defense Minister benny Gantz will come out of coalition government to prevent Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to extend Israeli sovereignty over the settlement enclaves, said to RIA Novosti, the political scientist Arik Elman.

"The annexation was not supposed to begin on 1 July - this was the date in the agreement Gantz and Netanyahu as the point after which the Prime Minister may make proposals for annexation to a government free of veto by "Kajol Laban". It is hard to imagine that "Kajol Laban" is in violation of this agreement and under the threat of the elections will require Netanyahu to abandon the annexation in any form," - said Elman. In his opinion, primarily due to the fact that, according to sociologists, the situation of Ganz's not the most durable.

Attorney Israel said the "deal of the century" trump

Proposed by the President of the United States Donald trump's "deal of the century" in the Palestinian-Israeli settlement is the only basis for negotiations between Israel and Palestine, to solve we need a compromise, said the charge d'affaires of Israel Yakov Livne.

Trump on 28 January presented a plan of peaceful settlement known as "the deal of the century". The plan of the White house to recognize Jerusalem as the unified and indivisible capital of Israel, makes Israel the opportunity to Annex Palestinian territory in the West Bank of the Jordan river and to extend its sovereignty over the Jordan valley, and also offers the creation of a demilitarized Palestinian state without control over its borders and airspace. As the future capital of Palestine, the plan provides the village of Abu Dis in the Eastern suburbs of Jerusalem.

In Israel arrested the Palestinian who planned the attack

Israel police said that the checkpoint Kalandia near Jerusalem arrested a Palestinian with a knife, who planned the attack.

"Near Jerusalem at a checkpoint Kalandia the security personnel stopped the man who was acting suspiciously. When officers approached the suspect, he threw on the floor the knife," - said the press service of the police.

Switzerland is ready to mediate in the talks between Israel and Palestine

Switzerland is concerned about the danger of destabilization of the region after the annexation by Israel of the Palestinian territories, it will not be recognized and is ready to mediate in the negotiations of the two States, said in a statement published on the government website on Thursday.

As noted in the statement, Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga held June 29, a telephone conversation with President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas and July 2 - with the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin.

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