Tag: Palestine

Netanyahu: Trump is ‘determined to get a deal’ with the Palestinians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday cautioned that although the current US administration is very understanding of Israel’s needs, the country doesn’t have a “blank check” to do as it wishes concerning the Palestinians. Speaking at his Likud faction weekly meeting, Netanyahu stressed that US President Donald Trump is set on seeing peace between Israel […]

‘Netanyahu no longer supports two-state solution’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu no longer supports the two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, a senior Likud minister and ally to the Prime Minister said Monday morning. Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, who formerly served as the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office under Netanyahu, said that neither he nor Netanyahu support the two-state solution […]

Palestinian Authority Forked Out $1 Billion in 4 Years to Terrorists Salaries

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority has paid out NIS 4 billion ($1.12 billion) over the past four years towards salaries for terrorists and their families, a former intelligence chief said on Monday. Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, who served as the director general of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that the […]

John Bolton: Two-State Solution Not Viable Anymore

The Jerusalem Post reports: There is no chance President Donald Trump will secure a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. Speaking just before he received the Guardian of Zion Award from Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies at […]

Norway, UN rip Palestinian Authority for naming women’s center after terrorist

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is coming under unusual fire from the United Nations for naming a women’s center after a notorious terrorist. U.N. officials, as well as Norwegian officials, took issue with the Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WTAC) for naming a West Bank center after Dalal Mughrabi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, according […]

US said pushing Israel to transfer parts of West Bank to PA administrative rule

The administration of US President Donald Trump is said to be pressing Israel to transfer parts of the West Bank to Palestinian administrative control as a goodwill gesture to help revive peace talks between the two sides. Despite a series of economic incentives approved on Sunday by the Israeli cabinet, the US wants to see […]

Trump’s Saudi Arabia Trip Figures Into Plan for Palestinian Deal

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — For 15 years, Saudi Arabia has been pitching its formula for peace among Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab world, with little response from Israeli leaders. And for months now, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asserted Israel’s increasing strategic alignment with Persian Gulf states over their shared enmity toward Iran. But […]

Middle East reality check: Israel won, and so can the Palestinians if they give up victim status

Israel won. That sums up the more than half a century conflict between the Palestinians and Israel. They won the wars, they won the peace, and they won the prosperity.  So, it’s time for them to act like it, and more importantly it’s time for the Palestinians to accept they lost. We have somehow gotten […]

Israel to Make Rare Overture to Palestinians ‘at Trump Request’

Israeli ministers have approved measures aimed at improving the Palestinian economy and facilitating crossings, rare moves said to be at Donald Trump’s request hours ahead of the US president’s arrival. An Israeli official told AFP on condition of anonymity that ministers were responding to a Trump request to present him with “confidence-building measures” ahead of […]

Trump visit seen as long shot to revive Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking

Just four months after taking office, Donald Trump will make the earliest foray into Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking by any U.S. president next week. But with mounting obstacles at home and abroad, he faces long odds of succeeding where more experienced predecessors have failed. Even as last-minute changes are being made to Trump’s ambitious Middle East itinerary, the trip […]