Posts Tagged ‘Pres. Trump’

 

Temple Mount Geography Confounds NY Times

editor 17 May 2017

By Ira Stoll.. A New York Times news article about preparations for President Donald Trump’s visit to Jerusalem included this sentence about the Western Wall: “The wall lies underneath the Al Aqsa Mosque, or Temple Mount, which is one of the holiest sites in Islam.” This is inaccurate in at least two ways. [Photo top right: The Western Wall and Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. Photo: Paul Arps via Wikimedia Commons.]  (more…)

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Israel’s silenced majority

editor 15 April 2017

By Caroline Glick.. During Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House in February (2017), the premier was reportedly taken by surprise when Trump gently prodded – ahead of their meeting – for Israel to “hold back on settlements for a little bit.” Since their meeting, Trump’s prod that Israel curtail the property rights of Jews in Judea and Samaria has been the central issue Trump’s chief negotiator Jason Greenblatt has discussed with Netanyahu and his representatives. (more…)

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Outrage at Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ yet silence over the Middle Eastern ‘ban on Jews’

editor 2 February 2017

By Gaurav Sharma.. US President Donald Trump has delivered on his campaign promise of restricting entry into the US for people from a selection of Muslim-majority countries, with the customary aplomb and organised chaos the wider world has come to expect of him. Trump’s recent executive order suspended all refugee admissions for 120 days and blocked citizens, refugees or otherwise, from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days. Chaos in terms of execution and implementation resulted in harrowing tales of people turned away at US airports, detained by immigration officials and even permanent residents and dual nationals questioned. (more…)

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A How-to Guide for Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem

editor 2 February 2017

By Einat Wilf.. A short four-step how-to guide for moving the American Embassy in Israel from its present location in Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem.

To the President of the United States, attached please find a short four-step how-to guide for moving the American Embassy in Israel from its present location in Tel-Aviv, Israel’s cultural and economic capital, to Jerusalem, Israel’s political capital. This guide will enable you, the President, to realize a clear campaign promise, support an ally, stand by those truly committed to justice and peace, end a long-standing but entirely nonsensical US policy, and as a cherry on top, expose hypocrisy. [Photo top right: US Embassy in Tel Aviv].  (more…)

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Guide for the Diplomatically Perplexed: Trump 1.0

editor 28 January 2017

By Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg.. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The “art of the deal” does not translate directly from the world of business to the world of diplomacy. Diplomatic deal-making requires mastery of four basic elements: integration of diplomacy with the credible threat of force; the rewarding of friends and the punishing of enemies (rather than the opposite); a diplomatic focus on interests rather than emotions; and a refusal to condescend to the citizens who will be affected.  (more…)

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