Tag: Middle East

Kushner: White House has shifted from Khashoggi killing to Israeli-Palestinian peace

Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, his father-in-law, said on Monday that the American intelligence community was still “making their assessments” regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but that the administration was “focused now on the broader region” in the Middle East. “I think our intelligence agencies are making their […]

Sanhedrin Invites 70 Nations to Hanukkah Dedication of Altar for the Third Temple

The nascent Sanhedrin released a declaration to the 70 nations for Hanukkah to be read at a ceremony in Jerusalem on the last day of the holiday. The ceremony will include the consecration of a stone altar prepared for use in the Third Temple. The declaration is intended as an invitation to the nations to […]

FRIEDMAN SAYS PEACE U.S. PLAN WILL BE RELEASED WHEN ‘TIME IS RIPE’

Senior US officials want plan to be rolled out before Israeli elections The US “remains committed to sharing its vision for peace with Israel, the Palestinians and other regional and international stakeholders at the appropriate time,” US Ambassador David Friedman said on Monday. Friedman’s comments, in the form of a rare press release, came amid […]

IRANIAN NUCLEAR CHIEF THREATENS ‘OMINOUS’ CONSEQUENCES FROM U.S. SANCTIONS

But Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, told reporters in Brussels: “If words are not turned into deeds, then … it is very ominous, the situation would be unpredictable.” Iran’s nuclear chief warned the European Union on Monday of “ominous” consequences if it did not follow through with action to keep the economic […]

Trump to discuss launch of Mideast peace plan with advisers this week — report

US president will review proposal with top foreign policy, national security aides amid political turmoil in Israel US President Donald Trump will meet with top advisers this week to review his administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and discuss the timing for its release, according to a television report on Sunday. The meeting will be attended by […]

Greenblatt: Israelis, Palestinians Will Have to Compromise

The US White House Middle East peace envoy, Jason Greenblatt, told Israeli officials that the US administration will soon announce the details of the “Deal of the Century,” political sources close to the matter in Tel Aviv said on Sunday. According to the sources, Greenblatt said all the information and details published so far about […]

Country that doesn’t exist suspends recognition of one that does

  Breaking Israel News reported the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Central Council announced its suspension of recognition of the state of Israel. That’s until Israel recognizes a state of Palestine along the 1967 borders. In fact, Israel has been recognized as a nation since its independence in 1948. Palestine has yet to be recognized, even though […]

Report: Netanyahu tried to renew ties with Abbas

TV report says Netanyahu dispatched Shin Bet to convince PA chairman to renew cooperation. Abbas refused. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attempted to renew ties with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and dispatched Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) chief Nadav Argaman for this purpose, Hadashot TVreported on Thursday. According to the report, Abbas refused all […]

LIBERMAN: NO POSSIBILITY OF AN AGREEMENT WITH HAMAS

“We will not restore quiet and calm to the South without dealing the most severe blow we can.” Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman continued his calls for a stronger approach to Hamas in the Gaza Strip Monday in a meeting of his Yisrael Beytenu faction. “There is no need to continue to wait,” he said. “There […]

President Trump, what two-state solution are we talking about?

The PLO chose the United Nations fantasyland to push its agenda in preference to negotiating with Israel. Trump sent Ronald Lauder to Jordan. Four major developments in the past week have heightened expectations that President Trump will have no option but to call on Jordan and Israel to negotiate the allocation of sovereignty between their […]