Tag: Middle East

PART OF ‘DEAL OF CENTURY’ TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 25 IN BAHRAIN

The economic part of the US peace plan will be revealed on June 25 in Bahrain during an international conference, the White House announced Sunday. It is unclear when the political part of the plan will be released. According to a senior administration official, representatives from the EU, Asia and the Arab world, as well […]

U.S. to reveal economic part of Palestine peace plan

U.S. announces June conference to encourage investment in Palestinians as first part of ‘deal of the century’ peace plan. The United States will co-host an economic “workshop” with Bahrain to encourage investment in the occupied Palestinian territories “that could be made possible by a peace agreement”, the White House said on Sunday. “Peace to Prosperity […]

‘DEAL OF THE CENTURY’ WILL LEAVE SETTLEMENTS IN ISRAELI HANDS

Likud MK Michal Shir thanked President Donald Trump for what she called “the historical justice he is doing for the State of Israel.” The Trump administration’s “deal of the century” will place West Bank settlements under Israeli rule, Channel 12 said in a report that caused a brief political storm on Sunday night. The US […]

TRUMP TEAM PREPARING GROUND FOR PLAN ROLL-OUT

The West Bank “could erupt before, during or after you present your peace plan, and you should add this to your calculations.” Quiet for months, the Trump administration’s Mideast team is increasingly talking in broad strokes about its Mideast plan, in what is seen as an attempt to prepare the ground for the much-delayed rollout […]

U.S. MAY REVIEW TIES WITH COUNTRIES DEEMED ANTI-ISRAEL

The United States may review its ties with countries it deems as being anti-Israel after what a U.S. envoy said on Sunday was a shift in policy towards equating anti-Zionism with antisemitism. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a March speech that anti-Zionism – opposition to Israel’s existence as a homeland for the […]

U.S. CARRIER, BOMBERS TO MIDEAST

International sanctions could be reimposed on Iran if it reneges on commitments under its nuclear deal, sources at the French presidency said on Tuesday, after Tehran said it would scale back its compliance a year after Washington pulled out. The U.S. military said on Tuesday that B-52 bombers would be part of additional forces being […]

SAUDI ARABIA OFFERED ABBAS $10 BILLION TO ACCEPT TRUMP’S PEACE PLAN

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has offered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion if he accepts US President Donald Trump’s plan for peace in the Middle East, also known as the “deal of the century,” the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported on Tuesday. A senior Palestinian official in Ramallah refused to comment on the […]

Swedish Teachers Stop Student Speech For Being Too Pro-Israel

A 17-year-old Swedish high school student attempted to give a pro-Israel speech in front of her classmates but was shut down by teachers who said it would be met with negative reactions. Anna, a student at a major high school in Gothenburg, wanted to give a speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the perspective of […]

Europe urged to reject US Middle East plan if it is unfair to Palestinians

Letter from former officials says Europe must stand by the two-state solution High-ranking former European politicians have condemned the Trump administration’s one-sided Israel-Palestine policy and called in a letter for Europe to reject any US Middle East peace plan unless it is fair to Palestinians. The letter, sent to the Guardian, the EU and European […]

U.S. Air Force F-35A’s First Combat Deployment To The Middle East Has Begun

The Joint Strike Fighters will fill the gap left by the recent departure of the service’s F-22 Raptors and bring new capabilities, as well. The U.S. Air Force has sent F-35A Joint Strike Fighters on their first-ever operational deployment to the Middle East. The arrival of stealthy fighter jets to the region comes after the […]