Middle East peace plan

Donald Trump’s Israel Legacy of Achievement Lives On

As President Donald Trump leaves office ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, here’s another look at 12 foreign policies the outgoing president did for Israel that helped reshape the Middle East.

(L-R)Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan hold up documents as they participated in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel, at the White …

Sanders Smears Israel: ‘Right-Wing, Racist’

TEL AVIV – The Israeli government is “rightwing and racist” and the U.S. cannot just support the Jewish state while ignoring the Palestinians, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Tuesday during a CNN town hall event in Las Vegas.

Joined by members of Make the Road Action and his supporters, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), participates in a “March to the Polls” February 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sen. Sanders continues to campaign for the upcoming Nevada Democratic presidential caucus. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fact Check: Abbas UN Speech Brimming with Anti-Israel Lies

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas once again had the opportunity to show off his polished skills in the art of double-speak in his address to the United Nations Wednesday. It was, to wit, classic Abbas: brimming with non-sequiturs, misinformation and outright lies.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (C) arrives at the UN Security Council at the United Nations headquarters on February 11, 2020 in New York. - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday told the UN Security Council that the world should reject President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, which he said would …

Abbas Rages Against Trump Peace Plan in U.N. Speech

TEL AVIV – The map featured in President Donald Trump’s recently unveiled peace plan for a Palestinian state side by side with Israel is nothing more than “Swiss cheese,” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday in a damning condemnation of the proposal which he said obliterated Palestinian rights. 

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during the 66th General Assembly Session at the United Nations on September 23, 2011 in New York City. The annual event, which is being dominated this year by the Palestinian's bid for full membership, gathers more than 100 heads of state and government for …

Palestinian Official On Trump Plan: ‘These Are Terms of Surrender’

TEL AVIV  – Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat on Thursday charged the Trump administration’s peace proposal with being a “copy paste” of a deal offered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2012, and added that the recently unveiled plan is essentially President Donald Trump’s and Netanyahu’s saying “you lost, we won.”

Saeb Erekat

More than Half of House Democrats Reject Peace Plan Without Two States

TEL AVIV – More than half of the Democrats in the House of Representatives have backed a resolution that argues that the Trump administration’s long-anticipated peace plan will only distance the prospects of peace unless it expressly stipulates the notion of a two state solution.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: (AFP OUT) US President Donald J. Trump (C) signs an order recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli territory, in front of Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu (Back C), in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House March 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. Also in …

Palestinians Officially Reject Formal Invite to U.S. Peace Confab in Bahrain

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday officially shunned an invitation to a U.S.-led peace conference in Bahrain next month in what is being billed as a precursor to President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century” for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  

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Pompeo Says Unreleased Mideast Peace Plan ‘Truly Historic’

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo teased the Trump administration’s upcoming peace plan on Wednesday as a “truly historic” effort to broker an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, accepting an award from the Jewish Institute for National Security of America in Washington.

US Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo voices US "concern" over Hong Kong's ban of a pro-independence party