Tag: Jerusalem

Mike Pence, CPAC 2018

Pence Wows CPAC with ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’

Vice President Mike Pence thrilled the assembled throngs at CPAC near the nation’s capital in a speech addressing the full range of conservative issues, declaring that “2017 was the most consequential year in the history of the conservative movement,” and that President Donald Trump’s administration is just getting started on judges, the economy, and empowering American families.


Abbas Seeks Increased Role for Moscow Amid Row with U.S.

The Palestinians hope Russia will play a more significant role in the peace process between themselves and Israel, a Palestinian diplomat said on Sunday, a day before Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Russian President Vladimir Putin are slated to meet in Russia.

AP Photo

Former Jordanian Minister: U.S. Will Lose Power Under ‘Stupid Idiot’ Trump

TEL AVIV – Vice President Mike Pence was “tricking” the Arab nation by trying to smooth over “Trump’s despicable declaration” regarding Jerusalem, but it means nothing since “Israel will soon disappear” and the U.S. will lose global hegemony as long as “the stupid idiot” is in power, a former high-ranking minister in Jordan said following the vice president’s visit to Amman.


Netanyahu: Israel Must Retain Jerusalem to Ensure Freedom of Worship

DAVOS, Switzerland — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Thursday that Israel would retain control over Jerusalem’s holy sites in any peace deal, while ensuring “complete religious rights for those of all faiths.” His comments came amid speculation over the content of US President Donald Trump’s peace plan.

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini speak together as they arrive for a foreign affair council at the European Council in Brussels, January 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

France Seeks EU Pact on Closer Ties With the Palestinians

BRUSSELS – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that France wants the European Union to start work on an agreement on closer ties with the Palestinian territories, following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

US Vice President Mike Pence waves after stepping off a plane with his wife Karen Pence upon their arrival at Ben Gurion Airport near the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on January 21, 2018 on the second day of his delayed Middle East tour after visiting Egypt and Jordan. / AFP PHOTO / Jack GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Jerusalem Under Heightened Security for Pence Visit

Israel is bracing for US Vice President Mike Pence’s two-day visit, with thousands of police officers taking part in special security operations and residents preparing for wide-scale traffic disruptions, particularly in Jerusalem where his visit will focus.