US Politics in Trump era Public date: 03.10.2019 13:07:34

25 Jun 2018

Jared Kushner, who doesn’t like reading history books, says he has a new Middle East peace plan

The whole interview is worth reading in full to understand its striking lack of detail. Kushner makes no mention of Israeli settlements, the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, or the 61 Palestinians in Gaza who Israeli forces killed that day for peacefully protesting. Kushner did not say anything about the right of return for Palestinian refugees or returning to the 1967 lines as borders for a future Palestinian state. He did not criticize Israel or Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at all.
The whole interview is worth reading in full to understand its striking lack of detail. Kushner makes no mention of...
2 Jul 2017

U.S. rejects travel visa for Afghan teenage girl robotics team

The  United States denied travel visas for six teenage girls from Afghanistan  looking to attend an international robotics competition in Washington,  D.C this month. The all-girl team from Herat, a city in western Afghanistan, applied for a one-week travel visa to attend the FIRST Global Challenge in mid-July. To interview for their visas, they had to travel about 500 miles to the U.S. embassy in Kabul. They made that trek a second time after their first application was rejected, but they were rejected yet again.
The  United States denied travel visas for six teenage girls from Afghanistan  looking to attend an...
16 Jun 2017

Tillerson calls for regime change in Iran

The new U.S. policy towards Iran includes regime change, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Tillerson  was asked on Wednesday whether the United States supports regime change  inside Iran. He replied in the affirmative, saying that U.S. policy is driven by relying on “elements inside of Iran” to bring about “peaceful transition of that government.”
The new U.S. policy towards Iran includes regime change, according to Secretary of State Rex...
11 Jun 2017

Republican congressman praises ISIS attack in Iran, says US should consider supporting ISIS

“We have recently seen an attack on Iran, and the Iranian government, the mullahs, believe that Sunni forces have attacked them. This may signal a ratcheting up of certain commitments by the United States of America. As far as I’m concerned, I just want to make this point and see what you think, isn’t it a good thing for us to have the United States finally backing up Sunnis who will attack Hezbollah and the Shiite threat to us? Isn’t that a good thing? And if so, maybe this is a Trump — maybe it’s a Trump strategy of actually supporting one group  against another, considering that you have two terrorist organizations.”
“We have recently seen an attack on Iran, and the Iranian government, the mullahs, believe that Sunni forces...

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