US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

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25 Jun 2019

Kushner: Israel-Palestine deal won’t follow Arab Peace Initiative

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has said it will not be possible to solve the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a deal "along the lines of the Arab Peace Initiative".
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has said it will not be possible to solve the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian...

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21 Jun 2019

Steny Hoyer Makes Sure AIPAC’s Israel Junket Is Well Attended

AIPAC, which for years had strong support from both political parties, has seen its influence dip in the Democratic Party as its increasingly hard-line approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict pushes it in an ever more aggressive direction.
AIPAC, which for years had strong support from both political parties, has seen its influence dip in the Democratic...
4 Jun 2019

Jared Kushner casts doubt on Palestinian ability to self-govern

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s Middle East adviser and son-in-law, has expressed uncertainty over the ability of the Palestinians to govern themselves in a rare television interview broadcast on Sunday night.
Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s Middle East adviser and son-in-law, has expressed uncertainty over the ability of the...
4 Jun 2019

Pompeo delivers unfiltered view of Trump’s Mideast peace plan at off-the-record meeting

“I get why people think this is going to be a deal that only the Israelis could love. I understand the perception of that,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says in his most unvarnished comments on the plan to date.
“I get why people think this is going to be a deal that only the Israelis could love. I understand the perception of...
9 Feb 2019

Why Won’t Democrats Call Israel’s Occupation an Occupation?

Here’s a riddle any Democrat hoping to be elected president at the crest of a progressive wave in 2020 should be able to solve: what do you call Israel’s military rule over millions of disenfranchised Palestinians in the territories it seized by force in 1967?
Here’s a riddle any Democrat hoping to be elected president at the crest of a progressive wave in 2020 should be able...

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17 Dec 2018

Messianic Jews Want U.S. to Pay Palestinians to Leave Israel

A pro-Israel activist group is quietly pushing lawmakers on Capitol Hill and key officials in the White House to embrace a plan that would entail paying Palestinian residents in the West Bank to move abroad. The plan is a bid to reshape the ethnic and religious population of territories controlled by Israel, according to the head of the group, called the Alliance for Israel Advocacy.
A pro-Israel activist group is quietly pushing lawmakers on Capitol Hill and key officials in the White House to...
4 Dec 2018

Israeli Official Warned Trump Admin Against Cutting Palestinian Aid

The document, a diplomatic cable marked “sensitive,” was sent from the American embassy in Tel Aviv to then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on January 3, 2018. It describes an unnamed Israeli Ministry of Defense official expressing concern about any attempts to cut funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The document, a diplomatic cable marked “sensitive,” was sent from the American embassy in Tel Aviv to...

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12 Sep 2018

John Bolton threatens war crimes court with sanctions in virulent attack

John Bolton, the hawkish US national security adviser, has threatened the international criminal court (ICC) with sanctions and made an excoriating attack on the institution in a speech in Washington. Bolton pushed for sanctions over an ICC investigation into alleged American war crimes in Afghanistan. He also announced on Monday the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington because of its calls for an ICC inquiry into Israel.
John Bolton, the hawkish US national security adviser, has threatened the international criminal court (ICC) with...

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11 Sep 2018

Trump administration to close PLO office in Washington, DC

The United States will shut the Palestine Liberation Organisation's diplomatic office in Washington, DC, over the Palestinian government's refusal to enter into US-led negotiations with Israel. "We have been notified by a US official of their decision to close the Palestinian mission to the US," PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said in a statement on Monday.
The United States will shut the Palestine Liberation Organisation's diplomatic office in Washington, DC, over the...

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1 Sep 2018

US ends aid to Palestinian refugee agency Unrwa

A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responded to the US decision on Friday, describing it as a "flagrant assault against the Palestinian people and a defiance of UN resolutions". "Such a punishment will not succeed to change the fact that the United States no longer has a role in the region and that it is not a part of the solution," Nabil Abu Rudeina told Reuters news agency.
A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responded to the US decision on Friday, describing it as a "flagrant...
6 Aug 2018

Trump and Allies Seek End to Refugee Status for Millions of Palestinians

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, has quietly been trying to do away with the U.N. relief agency that has provided food and essential services to millions of Palestinian refugees for decades, according to internal emails obtained by Foreign Policy.
Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, has quietly been trying to do away with...
29 Jun 2018

The ‘ultimate deal’ that Jared Kushner is proposing for Palestine would strip the people of all their dignity

“I believe,” quoth Crown Prince Kushner this week, “that Palestinian  people are less invested in the politicians’ talking points than they are in seeing how a deal will give them and their future generations new  opportunities, more and better paying jobs and prospects for a better life.” Is Trump’s son-in-law – “adviser” on the Middle East, real estate developer and US investor – delusional? After three Arab-Israeli wars, tens of thousands of Palestinian deaths and millions of refugees, does  Jared Kushner really believe that the Palestinians will settle for cash?
“I believe,” quoth Crown Prince Kushner this week, “that Palestinian  people are less invested...

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30 Apr 2018

Mike Pompeo Expresses Support for Israeli Response to Gaza Protests

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in Jordan at the end of a four-day, four-nation tour through the Middle East, expressed support on Monday for Israel and its response to weekly protests in Gaza that have left dozens of people dead.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in Jordan at the end of a four-day, four-nation tour through the...

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30 Apr 2018

Pompeo and Palestinians Have ‘Nothing to Discuss’ Amid Gaza Crisis

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came to Israel Sunday in the midst of the worst crisis in relations between Israelis and Palestinians in years, but he did not  meet a single Palestinian representative and mentioned them publicly once. Instead of discussing the Palestinian issue, Mr. Pompeo’s focused message on his sweep through the region has been a denunciation of Iran. He met with Saudi leaders on Saturday and Sunday morning, and they all agreed that Iran is a destabilizing force. He met on Sunday afternoon with Mr. Netanyahu, who blistered Iran alongside Mr. Pompeo.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came to Israel Sunday in the midst of the worst crisis in relations...

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16 Feb 2018

In Pursuit of Peace, Trump Generates Rare Friction With Netanyahu

Even before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal setback this week, a rare fissure had opened up between him and President Trump. The White  House rebutted reports that he and the Americans had discussed annexing parts of the West Bank, and Mr. Trump voiced fresh concerns about Israel’s openness to a peace accord.
Even before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal setback this week, a rare fissure had opened up between him...

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17 Jan 2018

US ‘cuts UNRWA funding’ by more than half

The United States is cutting more than half of its planned funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, a source has told Al Jazeera. Washington will give the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) $60m in aid for Palestinians but will hold back a further $65m, a source knowledgeable with the matter said on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The United States is cutting more than half of its planned funding to the United Nations agency...
22 Jun 2017

Jared Kushner’s Pursuit of Middle East Peace Looks a Lot Like Total Surrender to Israel

Jared Kushner began his effort to broker peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians by accepting Israel's vision of itself as an innocent victim. That’s because Kushner started his 15-hour trip to the Middle East on Wednesday by mourning with the family of an Israeli police officer, Hadas Malka. Malka’s killing, as part of a coordinated attack by three Palestinian assailants on officers at the Damascus Gate in the Old City, was described by Israeli officials as a terrorist attack. The use of that language clashes with U.S. law, which clearly defines terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.”
Jared Kushner began his effort to broker peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians by accepting Israel's vision of...
30 May 2017

‘Trump rebuked Abbas over Palestinian incitement’

New details emerged Sunday about the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem last week, suggesting it may not have been as friendly as the Palestinians sought to portray it.A senior Palestinian official privy to the details said the 20-minute meeting "started on a positive note, but it deteriorated after Trump accused Abbas of supporting incitement and terrorism with the salaries paid to prisoners."
New details emerged Sunday about the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority...

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30 May 2017

Netanyahu Says No ‘Blank Check’ from US, Tells Party Time for a Deal is Now

Israeli Prime  Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that while the current US  administration is friendly toward the Middle Eastern country, Jerusalem  does not have a “blank check” from Washington to do as it pleases.
Israeli Prime  Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that while the current US  administration is...
30 Mar 2017

Jewish Defense League activists beat Palestinian-American at AIPAC

Wearing shirts and carrying flags bearing insignia of the JDL, once declared a terrorist organization, the violent men and women also attacked left-wing Jewish activists. At least one was arrested. Members of the Jewish Defense League severely beat a 55-year old Palestinian American man and assaulted several American Jewish activists with IfNotNow outside the AIPAC Conference in Washington, D.C. Sunday, new video footage provided to +972 Magazine shows.
Wearing shirts and carrying flags bearing insignia of the JDL, once declared a terrorist organization, the violent men...

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29 Dec 2016

Kerry Rebukes Israel, Calling Settlements a Threat to Peace

Secretary of State John Kerry warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Wednesday that the Israeli government was undermining any hope of a two-state solution to its decades-long conflict with the Palestinians, and said that the American vote in the United Nations last week was  driven by an effort to save Israel from “the most extreme elements” in its own government.
Secretary of State John Kerry warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Wednesday that the...

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26 Dec 2016

There’s nothing ‘pro-Israel’ about the UNSC vote — and that’s a good thing

This author argues a couple of important points. Number one it points out the state of mind of the Israeli public arguing the resolution in terms of whats good for Israel and not whats good for the Palestinians. It also says that Palestinians are a boon to the Israeli economy because of cheap labor and the fact that occupation has been part of the Israeli mindset from the beginning
This author argues a couple of important points. Number one it points out the state of mind of the Israeli public...
24 Dec 2016

Obama Allows Toothless UN Resolution Against Israeli Settlements to Pass

The article states that Obama has done more to shield Israel than any other of his predecessors. During the George W Bush years 6 of these resolutions passed UN resolutions. Additionally this resolution doesn't call for any sanctions to enforce this illigal activity.
The article states that Obama has done more to shield Israel than any other of his predecessors. During the George W...
15 Dec 2016

How Donald Trump could soon discard a long-standing precedent on Israel

Israel wants the US to move its embassy to Jerusalem in essence recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The question of Jerusalem’s status is the most sensitive and complicated issue in the long-running conflict between ­Israelis and Palestinians. It is fraught with political, religious and nationalist implications that potentially could create an uproar throughout the Middle East and the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims.
Israel wants the US to move its embassy to Jerusalem in essence recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The question...

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3 Dec 2016

How US security aid to PA sustains Israel’s occupation

US 'security' aid to to both Israel and Palestinian Authority is keeping Palestinians occupied. By providing aid to the security sector of West bank and Gaza has resulted in half Palestinian public sector civil servants to be employed in security. The Palestinian security now restrains mass uprisings by suppressing Palestinians who resist Israel's occupation.
US 'security' aid to to both Israel and Palestinian Authority is keeping Palestinians occupied. By providing aid to...
23 Nov 2016

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu bans ministers from talking to Donald Trump’s team without prior permission

Mr Netanyahu congratulated Mr Trump on his election two weeks ago but  cautioned his coalition government to refrain from speaking publicly  about their views on the new US President-elect after Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Mr Trump’s victory meant that “the era of a Palestinian state” was over.
Mr Netanyahu congratulated Mr Trump on his election two weeks ago but  cautioned his coalition government to...

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29 Oct 2016

2006 Audio Emerges of Hillary Clinton Proposing Rigging Palestine Election

Unearthed tape captures then Senator musing that US should have 'done something'. On September 5, 2006, Eli Chomsky was an editor and staff writer for the Jewish Press, and Hillary Clinton was running for a shoo-in re-election as a U.S. senator. Her trip making the rounds of editorial boards brought her to Brooklyn to meet the editorial board of the Jewish Press.
Unearthed tape captures then Senator musing that US should have 'done something'. On September 5, 2006, Eli Chomsky was...
18 Oct 2016

What Clinton gets so wrong about Israel-Palestine

Hillary Clinton believes that the façade of an Israeli-Palestinian peace process is preferable to no peace process at all, we learned this week from the presidential candidate’s private emails, hacked by Russia and published by WikiLeaks.
Hillary Clinton believes that the façade of an Israeli-Palestinian peace process is preferable to no peace...

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