Tag: Donald Trump

Trump administration notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstances change. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said he would reverse the decision […]

Annexation Will Probably Go Smoothly. The Problems Will Come Later.

The timing and scope of the plan is still uncertain, but when Israel announces its expected decision to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, the world’s attention will turn to the immediate impact. People who care about the region will be watching closely to see if Palestinians rise up in protest, if the Palestinian Authority […]

Trump orders nearly 10K troops removed from Germany in ‘unacceptable’ move

President Trump last week directed the Pentagon to cut the number of US troops stationed in Germanyby 9,500, removing about a quarter of the forces in the country. A top German official said it was “unacceptable” — and could impact the longstanding relationship between the NATO allies. “This is completely unacceptable, especially since nobody in Washington […]

Chabad rabbis hear the dangers of the US peace plan

Members of the Chabad Rabbinical High Court visited the city of Hevron last night to hold a prayer at for the health of Jews throughout the world in wake of the coronavirus. During the visit, the rabbis met with the heads of the local Jewish community, who presented them with the map of the “Deal […]

Shaked: Trump is a true friend of Israel

Yamina MK Ayelet Shaked emphasized that US President Donald Trump “is a true friend of Israel.” “We deeply appreciate all that he has done for Israel in the diplomatic, security & legal arenas- & so much more,” Shaked tweeted Wednesday evening. “We can debate when & how Israel should apply sovereignty. But Trump’s friendship & […]

Coronavirus: Trump terminates US relationship with WHO

The president has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account over the coronavirus pandemic. “China has total control over the World Health Organization,” the president said while announcing measures aimed at punishing Beijing. Washington will redirect funds to other bodies, he said. The WHO, a UN agency that helps countries promote healthcare […]

Trump Admin. Will ‘Protect’ Churches’ Religious Freedom During Pandemic, Pence Says

Vice President Mike Pence says he supports a Virginia church in its legal battle against the governor for restrictions against houses of worship. Lighthouse Fellowship Church of Chincoteague sued the state in federal court after its pastor was issued a criminal citation for holding a 16-person church service on Palm Sunday inside a 225-seat sanctuary, Christian Headlines previously […]

Gov. Cuomo: WHO pandemic warnings were ‘too little, too late’ and Trump is right to question them

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signaled agreement with President Donald Trump this week regarding enhanced public scrutiny applied to the World Health Organization’s early stage handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Wednesday news conference, Cuomo told reporters the global politics of the matter were “not my field,” but he was unrestrained in suggesting […]

PM: Trump will honor pledge to recognize Israeli sovereignty on Jewish settlements

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised US President Donald Trump on Sunday in a video message marking the 100th anniversary of the San Remo Resolution in which the world powers recognized the national rights of the Jewish people on the Land of Israel. Netanyahu said that the US President should be praised for his willingness to […]

Trump announces US will halt funding to World Health Organization over coronavirus response

President Trump announced at the White House coronavirus news briefing in the Rose Garden on Tuesday that the United States will immediately halt all funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), saying it had put “political correctness over lifesaving measures.” Also at the briefing, the president said plans to ease the national economic shutdown were […]