Palestinians

Jordan’s King Abdullah Warns U.N.: Palestinians Must Have Their Own State

King Abdullah II of Jordan addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday with a speech consisting largely of rhetorical questions designed to stress the importance of global issues such as climate change, economic disparities, terrorism, and especially the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he said can only be resolved by giving the Palestinians their own state.

Jordan's King Abdullah II speaks during the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Rashida Tlaib Claims Grandmother Told Her Not to Visit

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) spoke to the press alongside Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Monday afternoon amid the fallout with Israel and said her grandmother discouraged her from visiting after Israel granted her permission to come into the country.

ST PAUL, MN - AUGUST 19: U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) hold a news conference on August 19, 2019 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked a planned trip by Omar and Tlaib to visit Israel and Palestine citing their support for the …

Ilhan Omar Calls for U.S. to Use Aid as Leverage Against Israel

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) admitted in a series of tweets Friday that the purpose of her trip to Israel centered around “witness[ing] firsthand what is happening on the ground in Palestine” — just as Israeli leadership originally suggested — and called for the U.S. to use aid as “leverage” against Israel.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., the first Somali-American elected to Congress who is a frequent target of President Donald Trump, speaks as she introduces the Zero Waste Act that creates a federal grant program to help local governments invest in waste reduction initiatives, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 25, …