Middle East peace process

Trump Envoys Help Unveil Ancient Jewish Jerusalem Road

TEL AVIV – U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace envoy Jason Greenblatt on Sunday hammered through a wall at the inauguration of a 2,000 year old archaeological site not far from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, drawing ire from the Palestinian leadership which described the American delegation as “extremist fanatic Israeli settlers.”

US Ambassador to David Friedman (L) speaks with White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt during the opening of an ancient road at the City of David archaeological and tourist site in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in east Jerusalem on June 30, 2019. - White House adviser Jason Greenblatt …

Bahrain FM: We Want Peace with Israel

TEL AVIV – Bahrain views Israel as a country that is here to stay and one it wishes to make peace with, the Gulf state’s foreign minister said Wednesday on the sidelines of the U.S.-led economic peace workshop. 

Bahrain says conference co-hosted with US aimed at helping Palestinians

Netanyahu: We’ll Hear Trump Plan ‘Fairly and With Openness’

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday told National Security Adviser John Bolton and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman that he would hear out the Trump administration’s peace plan “fairly and with openness,” but stressed that Israel would never surrender its security presence in the Jordan valley. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu AND National Security Adviser John Bolton

Yemeni Rebels Hit Saudi Airport as Japanese PM Heads to Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen’s Iran-allied rebels said they launched a cruise missile Wednesday at a Saudi airport, an attack the kingdom said hit the airport’s arrivals hall and wounded 26 people, just hours before Japan’s prime minister was expected in Iran for a historic visit aimed at defusing tensions in the Persian Gulf.

In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at the Hangzhou Exhibition Center to participate in G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. (Etienne Oliveau/Pool Photo via AP)