Posts Tagged ‘Trump’

 

Trump Attacks Iranian Government in Nowruz Holiday Message

editor 24 March 2018

By Toluse Olorunnipa.. President Donald Trump used the annual presidential statement marking the Persian holiday of Nowruz to criticize Iran’s government and military leaders with sharp-tongued language rarely before seen in a celebratory presidential message. “The history of Nowruz is rooted in Iran, where for millennia a proud nation has overcome great challenges by the strength of its culture and the resilience of its people,” Trump said in a statement released Monday (March 19, 2018). “Today, the Iranian people face another challenge: rulers who serve themselves instead of serving the people.” [Photo top right: Wheatgrass].  (more…)

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Arab Leaders Pressure Mahmoud Abbas

editor 22 March 2018

By Yoni Ben Menachem.. Egypt and Saudi Arabia are putting mounting pressure on the chairman of the Palestinian Authority to accept President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century.” Senior Fatah sources reckon that Mahmoud Abbas will not compromise on Palestinian “red lines,” and when he retires from political life he will be known as the leader who did not succumb to pressure to accept the American offer. [Photo top right: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in December 2017 (Saudi Press Office)].  (more…)

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Netanyahu to tell Europeans clock ticking to fix Iran nuke deal

editor 25 January 2018

By Alexander Fulbright and Jacob Magid.. PM says he’ll challenge counterparts at Davos summit of world leaders to make more than ‘cosmetic’ changes to agreement. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday (January 23, 2018) he would tell skeptical European leaders that time is running out to alter the Iran nuclear deal, which US President Donald Trump has vowed he will rip up if it is not changed. [Photo top right: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his wife Sara Netanyahu, at Ben Gurion airport on January 23, 2018. (Jacob Magid/Times of Israel)].  (more…)

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Trump’s quarterly Iran headache

editor 20 January 2018

By Caroline Glick.. It’s that time of the year again. In accordance with the Iranian Nuclear Agreement Review Act, by Sunday US President Donald Trump must either certify that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal his predecessor Barack Obama concluded with the Iranian regime, or he must announce that Iran is breaching the accord. Last October (2017), after angrily certifying compliance at his two previous deadlines, Trump decertified Iranian compliance. [Photo top right: Emad an Iranian-designed, liquid-fuel, intermediate-range ballistic missile | Wikimedia Commons]. (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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Palestinians: If You Do Not Give Us Everything, We Cannot Trust You

editor 23 November 2017

By Bassam Tawil.. The Palestinians have made up their mind: The Trump peace plan is bad for us and we will not accept it. The plan is bad because it does not force Israel to give the Palestinians everything. If and when the Trump administration makes public its peace plan, the Palestinians will be the first to reject it, simply because it does not meet all their demands. Trump will soon learn that for Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinians, 99% is just not enough. [Photo top right:US President Donald Trump talks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on May 23, 2017 in Bethlehem. (Photo by PPO via Getty Images)].  (more…)

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Trump Joins Up The Dots

editor 27 May 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Now it becomes clear why President Trump selected as the destinations of his current tour Riyadh, Jerusalem and Rome. He is re-setting the foreign policy debate around the factor which is both fundamental and at the same time systematically ignored. He is reframing it as a conflict over religion. (more…)

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Yair Lapid: Israel not the problem in negotiations

editor 21 May 2017

By Fox News.. Yair Lapid, chairman of the Israeli opposition Yesh Atid Party, said Sunday (May 14, 2017), “Israel has been looking for an opportunity to separate from the Palestinians for years and years now. We have offered three times to the Palestinians more than 90% of the territories in order for them to build a country of their own, and three times they refused. So we are not the problem. The Palestinians are the problem. And we are willing to negotiate with no preconditions, and we are willing to talk, and we are willing to push forward for any kind of peace agreement with the Palestinians. We have never been the problem.” (more…)

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‘Israel Is Not The United Nations’ Punching Bag Anymore’

editor 11 May 2017

By Yonah Jeremy Bob.. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: Trump is a partner in fighting anti-Israel UN Resolutions. Still fuming about UN Resolution 2334, which passed in December just before Donald Trump became US president, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told attendees at The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in New York on Sunday (MNay 7, 2017) that Israel has a partner in the Trump administration in fighting all illegal UN resolutions. [Photo top right: Ayelet Shaked at the 2017 JPost Annual Conference . (photo credit:screenshot)].  (more…)

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