Tag: Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 . (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

Abbas to Trump: May Your House Come to Ruin

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday said that President Donald Trump’s “ultimate deal” for peace was a slap in the face for the Palestinians, cursing out the U.S. chief executive by wishing ruin upon his house.

TOPSHOT - A Palestinian protestor uses a sling shot to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes after the Friday prayers in the city centre of the West Bank town of Hebron on December 8, 2017. Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces after calls for a 'day of rage' as US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital sent shockwaves through the region for a second day. / AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER (Photo credit should read HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

David Brog: Trump Tries to Wake the Palestinians from Their Dark Dream

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is being widely criticized as a move that will damage efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Those who make this claim fail to understand the true obstacle to peace between these two peoples. Far from harming the prospects for peace, President Trump’s actions might finally make a deal possible.

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MORTON KLEIN: 70 Years Since UN Vote That Led to Israel

November 29, 1947 — seventy years ago today — was a momentous day in Jewish history. Jews throughout the world sat glued to their radios, listening as the United Nations General Assembly voted for UNGA Resolution 181 (often referred to as the “partition resolution”).