Tag: Middle East peace process

This file handout picture released by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office on July 9, 2016 shows him with army generals and members of the counter-terrorism forces in the capital Baghdad

Iraq Reluctantly Agrees to Abide by U.S. Sanctions on Iran

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday he would reluctantly comply with renewed US sanctions on neighboring Iran, but recalled his country’s 12 years under international embargo.

Latest appointee to President Donald Trump's legal team and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Conference on Iran on May 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Over one thousand delegates from representing Iranian communities from forty states attends the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and …

Giuliani: End of Iranian Regime ‘Around the Corner’

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Saturday that freedom for Iran was “around the corner” and indicated that the administration intended to prompt the ouster of its “dictatorial ayatollahs” by forcing Tehran into economic isolation.

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon speaks to reporters outside the Security Council chambers, Monday, July 24, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Israel’s UN Envoy Hails General Assembly Condemnation of Human Shields Used by Terror Groups

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Ambassador the UN Danny Danon welcomed the General Assembly’s newly adopted amendment of its Global Counter Terrorism Strategy to include a condemnation of the use of civilians as human shields by terror groups as well as the use of “schools and hospitals for military purposes such as launching attacks and storing weapons.”

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken to Twitter and delivered a message directly to the Iranian people who have taken to Tehran's streets in the past 48-hours demanding change.

Netanyahu Urges Iranians to Score a Goal with Israel

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken to Twitter and delivered a message directly to the Iranian people who have taken to Tehran’s streets in the past 48-hours demanding change.

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Palestinian Authority Accuses Jared Kushner of ‘Incitement’

TEL AVIV- Palestinian officials on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump’s envoy and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, accusing him of “incitement” against Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and saying the U.S. administration’s upcoming peace proposal is bound to fail. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd from right) meets at his Jerusalem office with the ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer (right); White House adviser Jared Kushner (center); US Ambassador David Friedman (second left); and special envoy Jason Greenblatt, on June 22, 2018. (Haim Zach/GPO)

Jared Kushner Meets Netanyahu on Mideast Peace Plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his appreciation to US President Donald Trump for his support for Israel during a four-hour meeting Friday afternoon with Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jason Kushner, Mideast negotiator Jason Greenblatt, and US ambassador David Friedman.

U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, center, Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi, left, and the head of the Palestinian Water Authority, Mazen Ghoneim give a news conference about a water-sharing agreement, in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Greenblatt announced Thursday that Israel and the Palestinians …

U.S. Envoy Jason Greenblatt Slams Palestinian ‘Hypocrisy’ For Rejecting Gaza Aid

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s Middle East negotiator Jason Greenblatt slammed the Palestinians for their “hypocrisy” Thursday, after a Palestinian Authority official rejected U.S. humanitarian relief to Gaza under the claim that the aid was a cynical ploy to separate the coastal enclave from the West Bank.

Palestinian spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh (center) announces the latest update on the health of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat October 28, 2004 in th grounds of Arafat's Mukata headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Abu Rudeineh told the press that Arafat's condition was stable and that a decision would …

Abbas Spokesperson: Trump’s Peace Plan ‘A Waste of Time’

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh slammed the Trump administration’s highly anticipated peace proposal, declaring that the upcoming visit by the White House Middle East peace team is “a waste of time and is bound to fail,” Channel 10 reported on Saturday.

US special envoy Jason Greenblatt (L) attends the launch of a project to improve access to wastewater treatment and water for Palestinian farmers, on October 15, 2017, in the city of Jericho, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The $10 million project aims to increase the number of homes connected to …

Report: Trump Won’t Present Mideast Peace Plan Before August

The White House is unlikely to present its Middle ‎East peace plan before August, a source familiar ‎with the issue told Israel Hayom on Thursday. Jerusalem ‎officials confirmed they had no information ‎regarding an earlier rollout of a peace plan. ‎

TEL AVIV -- In a dramatic press conference in Jerusalem …

Watch: Netanyahu – 100,000 Secret Files Prove Iran ‘Lied Big Time’ About Nukes

TEL AVIV — In a dramatic press conference here aimed at the international community, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday unveiled a cache of secret files he says were obtained from inside a hidden Iranian site and clearly demonstrate that Tehran maintained a secret nuclear weapons program despite declarations to the contrary.

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is warning that if Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, his country will follow suit

Saudi Crown Prince: Palestinians Should Accept Peace Offer Or Shut Up

TEL AVIV – In a staggering development that caused witnesses to “literally fall of their chairs,” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman slammed the Palestinian leadership for missing every opportunity for peace with Israel for decades, saying they should either resume negotiations or “shut up,” according to multiple witnesses at a meeting between the crown prince and Jewish leaders in New York.

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during press conference in Amman on April 30, 2018

Pompeo Pressures Palestinians to Rejoin Peace Talks

AMMAN – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wound up a three-day Middle East trip Monday without having met any Palestinian, but nevertheless urged their leadership to rejoin the peace process.

Mike Pompeo: politically canny CIA chief named Trump's top diplomat

Pompeo, in Saudi Arabia, Gets Tough on Iran, Gulf Dispute

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is using the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat to call for concerted international action to punish Iran for its missile programs.