Posts Tagged ‘USA’

 

Recognizing Jerusalem is in America’s National Interest

editor 17 May 2018

By Greg Roman.. When US President Donald Trump vowed during his election campaign to put ‘America First,’ many commentators mocked him for what was a very reasonable policy. Moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem isn’t putting Israel first, it’s putting America first. [Photo top right: Pres Donald Trump At Kotel | Photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90].
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US Jewish and Pro-Israel Groups Extol Trump’s Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal

editor 9 May 2018

By Algemeiner Staff.. Top US Jewish and pro-Israel groups reacted on Tuesday (May 8, 2018) — largely with praise — to President Donald Trump’s announcement of America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

An edited sampling of these responses can be read below:

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Chairman Stephen Greenberg and Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Malcolm Hoenlein said, “The president’s declaration reflects frustration with Iranian behavior following the implementation of the JCPOA. While there are some differences of views as to the most effective approach, the Conference of Presidents has clearly and consistently called for an agreement which would ensure that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapons capability that would augment its ability to create mayhem in the region through its support of terrorism.” [Photo top right: A military truck carrying a missile and a picture of Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei drives in a parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war in Tehran. (photo credit: REUTERS)].  (more…)

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Netanyahu Puts Israel’s Enemies On Notice Ahead Of Trump Announcement

editor 8 May 2018

By Herb Keinon and Michael Wilner.. Though the premier did not directly mention Iran, he said that anyone who strikes Israel should know that Israel will strike them back. Israel’s enemies threatening it with destruction should know that they cannot destroy the country and are instead placing themselves in great danger, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday (May 7, 2018). [Photo top right: Notice | Photo credit: Nick Youngson, Creative Commons].  (more…)

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US envoy says Jerusalem under Israel is ‘model for coexistence in the world’

editor 27 April 2018

By Raphael Ahren.. David Friedman says Trump’s recognition of holy city as Israel’s capital was meant to ‘extend an olive branch to all major religions’. Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty is a “model for coexistence” among the three major monotheistic religions, the US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said Monday (April 23, 2018). At a panel discussion in the capital, the envoy also said intelligence cooperation between the two countries has saved American lives. At the same time, he expressed concern over young Americans’ weakening connection to Israel. [Photo top right: US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks during the 6th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism conference, at the Jerusalem Convention Center, on March 19, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)].  (more…)

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Debate: Should US Aid to the Palestinians Be Suspended?

editor 24 March 2018

By Dr. George N. Tzogopoulos.. BESA Center Online Debate No. 6, February 8, 2018.

Q: On January 2, 2018, US President Donald Trump threatened to pull funding from the Palestinians with the tweet: “But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?” Two weeks later, the US said that it while it remains committed to a voluntary contribution of $60 million to sustain Palestinian schools and health services, it is holding back a further $65 million for reconsideration. BESA joins the debate by posing the question: Should US aid to the Palestinians be suspended? [Photo top right: Donald Trump and Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office, May 4, 2017, Official White House | Photo by Shealah Craighead].  (more…)

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The problem is Hezbollah

editor 23 March 2018

By Ziva Dahl..Current U.S. policy toward Lebanon confirms Voltaire’s observation that “the human brain is a complex organ with the wonderful power of enabling man to find reasons for continuing to believe whatever it is that he wants to believe.” Our Lebanese strategy of providing training and advanced military aid to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) is based on the fallacy that it will promote stability and prevent Hezbollah from taking over the country. News flash: That takeover has occurred. [Photo top right: Hezbollah Soldiers | Credit: MEMO – Middle East Monitor]. (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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Graham returns from Israel: We must ‘stop the Iran-Assad machine’

editor 1 March 2018

By Joe Gould.. WASHINGTON — War between Israel and Iranian proxy forces is imminent, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators warned Tuesday (February 27, 2018) after a trip to the Middle East last week. “Any time you leave a meeting where the request is ammunition, ammunition, ammunition, that’s probably not good,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said of a meeting with Israeli officials. Graham is the Senate’s lead appropriator for the U.S. State Department and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. [Photo top right: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is the Senate’s lead appropriator for the U.S. State Department and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)].  (more…)

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Half-shekel coin bears profile of Trump

editor 1 March 2018

By Shimon Cohen.. Temple organizations issue half-shekel coin showing Trump alongside Cyrus, King of Persia. ‘Cyrus – Balfour – Trump – Declaration 2018.’ Temple organizations have issued a half-shekel coin, the likes of which the Torah mandates every Jewish male must donate to the Temple, with a weight of 9.5 grams in real silver. (more…)

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Netanyahu: A great day for the people of Israel

editor 28 February 2018

By Elad Benari.. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday (February 23, 2018) hailed the U.S. announcement that it would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May as “a great day for the people of Israel”. “President Trump’s decision to move the United States Embassy to Jerusalem on the coming Independence Day follows his historic declaration in December to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” he said in a statement issued by the Israeli Embassy in Washington. (more…)

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