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Klein: Trump Wrongly Assumes There Is a Palestinian Partner for Peace

Since taking office eighteen months ago, President Donald Trump has proven himself beyond a doubt to be the most pro-Israel president in American history. However, even close friends with the best of intentions at times need a gentle nudge to realize that their approach needs some realignment. Trump’s statements about Israel at a campaign rally last night in Charleston, West Virginia, suggest that this might be the case.

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Israel’s Shin Bet Chief Issues Warning Over Truce with Hamas

The head of the Shin Bet security agency has warned cabinet ministers that excluding the Palestinian Authority from a long-term ceasefire deal between Israel and the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip will send a message that terrorism is rewarded, Israeli television reported Thursday.

Jared Kushner is seen at the Royal Court after US President Donald Trump received the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud medal in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Readies Mideast Team for Peace Plan Rollout

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Terrorist Muhammad Tareq Dar Yusuf, 17, snuck into the Adam settlement outside of Jerusalem and stabbed Yotam Ovadia to death outside of his home and injured two others before being shot and killed.

Palestinian Authority Glorifies Teenage Terrorist As ‘Martyr’

JERUSALEM – The teenage terrorist who murdered a 31-year-old father of two on Thursday was hailed by the Palestinian Authority and its ruling Fatah party as a “martyr.” Terrorist Muhammad Tareq Dar Yusuf, 17, snuck into the Adam settlement outside

Britain's Prince William talks with a guide as he surveys Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Mosque mosque compound and its golden-topped Dome of the Rock on June 28, 2018

Report: Prince William Refused Meeting With Jerusalem Mayor

TEL AVIV – Prince William reportedly refused a request to meet with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in the capital out of concern that it would come across as a political statement. Barkat in turn refused to meet with the British royal outside the capital. 

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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. 

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks to the media with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) following talks at the Chancellery on April 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. /President-elect Donald Trump looks on as French businessman Bernard Arnault, chief executive officer of LVMH, speak to reporters at Trump Tower, January 9, …

Abbas Suggests Trump’s Jerusalem Move Put Him in the Hospital

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas blamed his most recent hospitalization on President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the subsequent opening of the U.S. embassy there earlier this month.

Sheikh Hassan Yousef (C), a prominent leader of the Hamas Islamic movement, holds the party's flag and talks on a phone following his release on January 19, 2014 after spending 28 months in Israel's Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Yousef, who is also a member of …

Hamas Warns Gaza on Brink of ‘Explosion’

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh warned Monday that the Gaza Strip was on the brink of an “explosion” because of the continued Palestinian power struggle between his group and the Palestinian Authority.

In this handout image supplied by the Office of the Palestinian President, President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a meeting as leaders gather for the second round of Israeli/Palestinian peace talks, on September 14, 2010 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

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.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks to the media with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) following talks at the Chancellery on April 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. /President-elect Donald Trump looks on as French businessman Bernard Arnault, chief executive officer of LVMH, speak to reporters at Trump Tower, January 9, …

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.

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Trump Envoy Jason Greenblatt Due in Israel Wednesday

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt will arrive in Israel on Wednesday for what has typically been a routine meeting with envoys from the Quartet on Middle East peace, comprised of the US, EU, UN and Russia.

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 …

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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Fatah Official Met with Hezbollah Terror Chief

Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad met in Beirut on December 31 with Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah which is designated as a terrorist organization by the US, the EU and the Arab League.

In this handout photo provided by the Israel Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. World leaders and dignitaries from 70 countries attended the …

Japanese Foreign Minister Invites Netanyahu, Abbas For Tokyo Mideast Summit

TEL AVIV — The foreign minister of Japan has reportedly invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to a four-way peace summit in Tokyo that would also be attended by Jared Kushner, the Trump administration’s point man on efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.