Posts Tagged ‘US’

 

Time for the US to walk away from the PLO

editor 12 February 2018

By Caroline Glick.. On Tuesday (January 30, 2018) in Bethlehem, the Palestinians demonstrated the choice the Americans now face in their dealings with Fatah – the supposedly moderate PLO faction that controls the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. President Donald Trump and his advisers can play by Fatah’s rules or they can walk away. On Tuesday a delegation of diplomats from the US Consulate in Jerusalem came to Bethlehem to participate in a meeting of the local chamber of commerce. When they arrived in the city, Fatah members attacked them. Their vehicles with diplomatic license plates were pelted with tomatoes and eggs by a mob of protesters calling out anti-American slogans. (more…)

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Trump’s Business Approach to Foreign Aid Diplomacy

editor 10 February 2018

By Prof. Eytan Gilboa.. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Until now, two approaches have dominated American foreign aid: the strategic and the humanitarian. Trump has added a third: the “business approach.” The strategic is based on interests, the humanitarian on compassion, and the business on yield. The great powers use the strategic approach and the Europeans the humanitarian. The business approach now guides US aid to the Palestinians. Trump has threatened to cut off US aid to the Palestinians if they refuse to negotiate with Israel, and cut US allocations to UNRWA. [Photo top right: Donald Trump and Mahmoud Abbas, photo via Wikimedia Commons].  (more…)

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Nikki Haley Hosts Reception for “Friends of the US” in the UN

editor 11 January 2018

By Eliana Rudee.. “See, this day I set before you blessing and curse” Deuteronomy 11:26. On January 3rd, 2018 at the US mission to the UN in New York, Nikki Haley hosted a “Friends of the US” reception for the 64 countries that did not support the United Nations Jerusalem resolution. The non-legally binding UN resolution, passed 128-9 on December 21st in an emergency General Assembly session, condemned US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and beginning the process of moving its embassy there two weeks earlier. [Photo top right: U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley addresses a United Nations Security Council meeting in April. (U.N. Photo/Rick Bajornas)] (more…)

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From Tehran to Quneitra: Iran’s “Land Bridge” Is Almost Complete

editor 25 November 2017

By Jonathan Spyer.. In the east of Syria, the so-called race to Abu Kamal between the US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces and the forces of Iran, the Assad regime and Russia appears to be close to conclusion – in the latter’s favour. Regime forces moved into the town last Thursday (November 16, 2017). They were then expelled by an unexpected Islamic State counterattack this week, and have now retreated to positions about two kilometers outside of Abu Kamal. The Islamic State move, however, has the flavour of a last roll of the dice. Clearly, the Sunni jihadis will lose the strategic border town in the days ahead. (more…)

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When great institutions lie

editor 16 September 2017

By Caroline Glick.. Over the past week (week 36, 2017), two major US institutions have produced studies that discredit their names and reputations as credible organizations. Their actions are important in and of themselves. But they also point to a disturbing trend in the US in which the credibility of important American institutions is being undermined from within by their members who pursue narrow partisan or ideological agendas in the name of their institutions. (more…)

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Despite Protests , US State Department To Retrun Jewish Artifacts To Iraq

editor 14 September 2017

By Josefin Dolsten/JTA.. Democratic and Republican lawmakers and Jewish groups have lobbied to renegotiate the deal, arguing that the documents should be kept in the US or elsewhere where they are accessible to Iraqi Jews and their descendants. A four-year extension to keep the Iraqi Jewish Archive in the US is set to expire in September 2018, as is funding for maintaining and transporting the items. The materials will then be sent back to Iraq, spokesman Pablo Rodriguez said in a statement sent to JTA on Thursday (September 7, 2017).Rodriguez said the State Department “is keenly aware of the interest in the status” of the archive. [Photo top right: Detail of Tik (Torah case) and Glass Panel from Baghdad, 19th-20th centuries, part of the Iraqi Jewish Archive. (National Archives)].  (more…)

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Radical Ignorance

editor 7 July 2017

By Cameron K. Khansarinia.. In recent years, activists, students, and authors have framed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a simple one. The mantra of a cruel Israeli state oppressing the Palestinians is ubiquitous in many intellectual circles. Most recently, such arguments were heard in these pages when an author called the Palestinian cause, “the least radical cause in the world.” (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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Why Isn’t There a Palestinian State?

editor 5 April 2017

By David Brog.. Why don’t the Palestinians have their own country? Is it the fault of Israel? Of the Palestinians? Of both parties? David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, shares the surprising answers.  If Israel just gave in to the Arab demands, what would happen? We know exactly what would happen. How? (more…)

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Pres. Trump: Palestinians Must Earn a Two-State Solution

editor 24 February 2017

By Alan Dershowitz.. The time has come for the US to tell the Palestinians that they must negotiate with Israel if they want a Palestinian state, and must agree to end the conflict. President Donald Trump raised eyebrows when he mentioned the possibility of a one-state solution. The context was ambiguous and no one can know for sure what message he was intending to convey. One possibility is that he was telling the Palestinian leadership that if they want a two-state solution, they have to do something. [Photo top right: PM Netanyahu and President Trump. (photo credit:AVI OHAYON – GPO)] (more…)

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