Tag: Middle East peace process

Klein: Yes, President Trump; Israel Does Want Peace

TEL AVIV — In recognizing Israel’s right to Jerusalem and correcting the antagonistic, anti-Israel ideology and actions of his predecessor, President Trump has already proven himself to be one of the greatest friends that Israel ever had in the White House. Still, Even the closest of friends make the occasional blunder.


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.


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.

Trump Threatens to Cut More Funds Unless Palestinians Talk Peace

DAVOS, Switzerland — In unscripted remarks to the press on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said the US would no longer transfer monetary aid to the Palestinians unless they entered peace negotiations with Israel, and excoriated the Palestinian leadership’s reaction to his decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

David Friedman, ambassador to Israel nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Friedman, the combative bankruptcy lawyer Trump tapped as his envoy to Israel, said he regretted using 'inflammatory rhetoric' during the divisive 2016 presidential campaign, but didn't specify which remarks he apologized for. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Terror-Supporting Palestinian Authority Claims U.S. Ambassador Is Blocking Peace  

TEL AVIV — The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has released a statement harshly criticizing U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Freidman for his factual statement that the Palestinian Authority rewards terror by way of its payments to Palestinians who are imprisoned by Israel or were killed due to their involvement in terrorist attacks against Israel.

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Jason Greenblatt: We Will Never Impose a Mideast Peace Deal

Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations, said Monday that despite spending “a lot of time listening to and engaging with the Israelis, Palestinians and key regional leaders over the past few months,” the administration is not yet prepared to table a new proposal to jump-start the Israel-Palestinian peace process, or even to bring Israel-Palestinian leaders together.

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Imam of Mecca Under Fire for Saying Trump Leading the World to Peace

TEL AVIV — The president and chief Imam of the Grand mosque in Mecca, considered the holiest mosque in Islam, Abed al-Rahman Sudais, has stirred up controversy on social media after an interview in which he praised U.S. President Donald Trump, saying, “Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz are leading the world to peace.”