Tag: Peace Treaty

From tug of war with Obama to Trump’s warm embrace: Benjamin Netanyahu heads for UN

One of the most striking elements in the run-up to Monday’s meeting in New York between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump is the lack of the apocalyptic background noise that preceded almost every meeting between Netanyahu and Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.There was certainly a great deal of expectation of a boom […]

Kushner in Middle East for peace talks

While everyone was busy gazing into the solar eclipse on Monday, White House adviser Jared Kushner quietly snuck away to the Middle East for a trip that will take him to the Persian Gulf and Israel. Accompanying Kushner on Monday in the Gulf states were deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, and Middle East envoy […]

Dr. Martin Sherman: Can Jared Kushner Really Make Mid-East Peace?

Dr. Martin Sherman, Founder and Executive Director of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies, on whether Trump advisor Jared Kushner is fit to lead Mid-East peace negotiations – and if peace is even possible at all.   Read More: Dr. Martin Sherman: Can Jared Kushner Really Make Mid-East Peace? – Breaking Israel News | Latest […]

Poll: Drop in Support for Two-State Solution in Both Israelis and Palestinians

Researchers have found a drop in support for a two-state solution among both the Israeli and Palestinian populations. Lead researchers Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin and Dr. Khalil Shikaki Tuesday revealed the results of a survey, conducted in June and early July, which included interviews with 1,200 Palestinians and 900 Israelis. According to the poll, 53 percent […]

Netanyahu Discussed Land Swaps With Trump Administration

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has held discussions on land swaps as part of a comprehensive peace deal with the Palestinians and the Trump administration, media reports say.   According to the proposed plan, some Israeli-Arab communities could be moved to Palestinian control, while Israel would annex some major Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. […]

Ministers approve bill aiming to take Jerusalem off the negotiating table

Legislation to put a seemingly insurmountable obstacle before any Israeli leader seeking to divide Jerusalem in diplomatic negotiations can move forward after the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved it on Sunday.   The amendment to Basic Law: Jerusalem pushed by Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett states that giving up Israeli sovereignty over any part of […]

France calls on Israel to reconsider construction plans for settlements in east Jerusalem

France called on Israeli authorities to reconsider the recently granted approval of construction plans for more than 1,500 housing units in settlements in East Jerusalem.   According to a statement by France’s foreign ministry, the French government is also very concerned by information reporting additional plans that could be approved in the coming days, claiming […]

US envoy Friedman, trusted by Trump, joins Mideast peace team

President Donald Trump has asked his ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, to join a growing task force on Middle East peace, breaking from protocol that has traditionally removed the US envoy from talks with the Palestinian Authority.   Trump made the move because he trusts Friedman to represent him – a critical factor in all […]

The Memo: Against the odds, Trump renews push on Middle East peace

President Trump is pushing for a historic breakthrough between Israel and the Palestinians, but the lack of specifics in his approach has left some foreign policy experts scratching their heads. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner will travel to the region on Wednesday. The administration’s special envoy, Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Israel on Monday. The trip […]

Report: Netanyahu Asked US to Permit Settlers to Live Under PA Jurisdiction

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back in 2014 demanded that the Obama administration negotiate the framework document for a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority to include a clause permitting Jewish settlements to remain under Palestinian sovereignty in the future Palestinian state, according to the draft documents revealed by Haaretz Sunday, and collaboration from senior US […]