Tag: Barack Obama

Obama-Appointed, Schumer-Allied Judge Blocks Trump on Deportations

Obama-appointed Federal Judge Ann Donnelly has blocked deportations of foreign nationals who have been detained at American airports in the last day. The legal maneuver follows an executive order issued by President Trump Friday calling for temporary visa restrictions on seven countries connected to radical Islamic terrorism. The suit had been filed by the ACLU on behalf […]

Why Trump shot down Obama’s last-minute attempt to send the Palestinians $221 million

On Tuesday, the state department under President Donald Trump announced it would review one of Barack Obama’s final acts as US president — the release of $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. Obama’s move, came as a shock to many. The funds had congressional holds on them, which don’t legally bind the president but have historically […]

Our World: Israel’s moment of decision

Over the past week we were given new evidence of what many assumed for years. Former president Barack Obama and his administration weren’t interested in bringing peace to the Middle East. They were interested in harming Israel. Last Friday, Makor Rishon published an interview with former Foreign Ministry director general Dore Gold. Gold told the […]

Why Obama sent Palestinians $221 million in his last hours in office

On Monday the Associated Press reported that as one of Barack Obama’s final actions in office before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, he released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. The money came from federal aid the US provides to the West Bank and Gaza, aid that totaled about $355 million in 2015. The […]

Obama sends Palestinians $221 million during last hours as president

Obama sends Palestinians $221 million during last hours as president During his final hours as president of the United States, Barack Obama signed off on a $221 million transfer to the Palestinian Authority; so far, the GOP members of Congress have been holding up the money. Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours […]

‘Obama can still be a thorn in Trump’s side’

Caroline Glick, a senior editor at the Maariv and the Jerusalem Post, sat down with Arutz Sheva to discuss the protests against the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump, and her expectation that outgoing President Barack Obama will do his utmost to make life difficult for his successor. “There will be a lot of disgust […]

Obama: Moment may be passing on two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

President Obama defended his administrations decision to abstain from a United Nations vote condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying it was necessary for preserving a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”It was important for us to send a signal — a wake-up call — that this moment may be passing,” Obama said at […]

Obama warns: Moving the embassy could be explosive

Outgoing President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned his successor Donald Trump against “sudden, unilateral moves” related to the Israeli-Palestinian Authority (PA) conflict, in what appeared be a reference to Trump’s intention to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “The President-elect will have his own policy,” Obama told reports as he held a […]

Obama warns against ditching Iran nuclear deal on one-year anniversary

At the start of his final week in the White House, Barack Obama issued a warning to the incoming Trump administration about the value of the nuclear deal with Iran. The Trump interviews: what he said about Brexit, Putin, Israel, Syria … and Twitter Read more “The United States must remember that this agreement was […]

Obama marks one-year anniversary of Iran nuclear deal implementation

President Obama on Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal’s implementation, saying the challenges the U.S. faces today would be much worse without it. Obama said in a statement that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “has achieved significant, concrete results in making the United States and the world a safer […]