Posts Tagged ‘USA’

 

Trump Announces US Moving Embassy To Jerusalem

editor 7 December 2017

By Michael Wilner.. US president told regional leaders he intended to declare the city the capital of the Jewish State. SEOUL — President Donald Trump on Wednesday (December 6, 2017) said the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and would move its embassy there, upending decades of a diplomatic consensus over the status of the city pioneered by his predecessors. (more…)

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Israel Fires Back at Turkey: Jerusalem Has Been the Jewish Capital for 3,000 Years

editor 7 December 2017

By Noa Landau and Reuters..
Turkey’s Erdogan threatens to cut ties with Israel over U.S. embassy decision: Jerusalem ‘red line’ for Muslims
If Trump names Jerusalem Israeli capital, Palestinians will ‘stop contact’ with U.S., Abbas aide says
Trump delays final decision on moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, White House says
PLO: U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be ‘kiss of death’ to two-state solution
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Jared Kushner at Saban Forum: Israel Needs Peace With Palestinians Before It Can Form Alliance With Arab States

editor 6 December 2017

By Amir Tibon.. Jared Kushner tells Saban Forum that Saudi Arabia has prioritised resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, adds that Trump hasn’t reached decision about Jerusalem’s status. WASHINGTON – Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday (December 3, 2017) that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world. (more…)

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About Saban Forum

editor 5 December 2017

The Saban Forum is an annual dialogue between American and Israeli leaders from across the political and social spectrum, organized by the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. Because past gatherings have allowed for an unparalleled level of dialogue, the Saban Forum has become a seminal event allowing government officials, policymakers and policy researchers, journalists and business leaders to engage in a candid exchange of views and generate creative ideas to address the multiple challenges that confront the United States and Israel in the Middle East. (more…)

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Waiting for Uncle Sam

editor 25 November 2017

By Daniel C. Kurtzer.. For decades, the United States has billed itself as an “honest broker” in the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks. Ten principles for renewing confidence in U.S. leadership, and the Arab-Israeli peace process. Is it still reasonable to believe that a peace settlement, brokered by the United States, is possible between Israel and the Palestinians? The historical record and conventional contemporary analysis would argue “no.” (more…)

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Netanyahu: ‘We don’t miss diplomatic opportunities, we create them’

editor 17 November 2017

By Itamar Eichner.. After hearing the opposition accuse him of ignoring the chance for regional cooperation, failing to represent Israeli interests and preferring an Israeli apartheid, Netanyahu responds by listing his work to strengthen ties with other nations and his achievements in improving Israel’s security and economy; ‘have these diplomatic opportunities created on their own?’ asks Netanyahu. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a lengthy barrage of attacks from the Left and Center during a special Knesset session on Monday (November 13, 2017), and when it was over, he went up to answer them. (more…)

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‘We’re Working Very Hard’ on Mideast Peace Plan, US Ambassador to Israel Says at ZOA Annual Dinner

editor 17 November 2017

By Shiryn Solny.. Speaking exclusively with JNS.org, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Sunday night (November 12, 2017) confirmed a report that a team from the Trump administration is drafting an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. “We’re working very hard on it,” Friedman said of the Mideast peace proposal, in an interview at the Zionist Organization of America’s (ZOA) annual awards dinner in New York City. “It’s hard to comment on it while we’re in the middle, because it’s delicate.” He added that more information about the plan will be publicized in “a few months.” (more…)

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Tzippy and the Iceberg

editor 16 November 2017

By Caroline Glick.. Princeton University Hillel’s last minute decision on Monday (November 13, 2017) to cancel Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipy Hotovely’s scheduled address was the tip of a very dangerous iceberg. The iceberg itself was revealed the next day (November 14, 2017) on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Antisemitism Awareness Act of 2016. The bill is intended to facilitate the fight against antisemitism on campuses by requiring university authorities to refer to the State Department’s definition of antisemitism when they consider whether harassing acts were “motivated by antisemitic intent.” Nine witnesses appeared before the committee. Five supported the legislation. Four opposed it. (more…)

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Who Saved Israel in 1947?

editor 11 November 2017

By Martin Kramer.. November 29 marks the 70th anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution 181, recommending the partition of Mandate Palestine into two separate Jewish and Arab states. On that day in 1947, millions of listeners sat glued to their radio sets to follow the voting. The outcome set off spontaneous celebrations among Zionists everywhere, for it constituted the first formal international endorsement of a Jewish state. [Photo top right: A truck with the faces of Soviet Communist leaders Lenin and Stalin at the labor day parade held in Tel Aviv on May 1, 1949. Pinn Hans/Israeli Government Press Office.]. (more…)

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America, the laughingstock

editor 8 November 2017

By Caroline Glick.. The United States has a credibility problem. Put plainly, aside from Israel, no one in the Middle East appears to take the Americans seriously. Let’s start with the Palestinians. In the wake of last month’s (October, 2017) unity deal concluded between US-backed Fatah and Iran-backed Hamas, US President Donald Trump’s special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt announced, “Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognize the State of Israel, accept previous agreements and obligations between the parties – including to disarm terrorists – and commit to peaceful negotiations.” (more…)

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