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Elliott Abrams: Trump, Netanyahu ‘Reset’ U.S.-Israel Relations

TEL AVIV – The meeting between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked a “symbolic reset of relations” after eight years of “tension” between the two countries, a top American foreign policy expert said on Friday.

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Palestinian Authority Media Likens Trump to Hamas

TEL AVIV – The American people made a historic mistake in democratically electing President Donald Trump just as the Germans did when they elected Hitler and Gaza Palestinians did with their election of Hamas, a Palestinian columnist said, joining a chorus of Palestinian commentators who are slamming the new president as a “fascist,” “lunatic,” and “megalomaniac.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Trump says that if heís elected president, heíll know within six months whether he can achieve an elusive peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians, …

Israel Greenlights 3000 More West Bank Jewish Homes

With the evacuation of the Amona outpost looming, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday approved the construction of around 3,000 new homes in the West Bank, some of them outside settlement blocs Israel hopes to keep in a future peace deal with the Palestinians.

Thai laborers work in the construction of new house units in the Maaleh Hazeitim settlement, in the Ras al-Amud area of mostly arab east Jerusalem, on December 29, 2009. Israel has invited tenders for the building of hundreds of more homes in Jewish settlements in annexed Arab east Jerusalem, the …

Top Obama Aide Rhodes’ Fabrication On Israeli Settlements Spurs Call For PBS Correction

TEL AVIV – A senior aide to President Barack Obama made the wildly exaggerated claim in an interview on PBS that Israel was constructing “tens of thousands” of new settlements in the West Bank, an error that prompted the network’s ombudsman to demand a “clarifying or correcting” statement from the news program on Friday.

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UK Refuses to Sign Paris ‘Peace’ Summit Declaration

TEL AVIV – In a dramatic development following the Paris peace summit on Sunday, the United Kingdom refused to sign a joint declaration calling for a two-state solution, saying the document may “harden” the Palestinian stance for negotiations.

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Abbas: Paris Mideast ‘Peace’ Confab Demands Follow Up

TEL AVIV – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas praised the final communique of the Paris peace summit on Sunday, saying it “reaffirmed” the recent UN Security Council resolution attacking Israeli settlements.

In this handout photo provided by the Palestinian Press Office, President Mahmoud Abbas meets with US Secretary of State John Kerry November 24, 2015 in Ramallah, West Bank. (Photo by Osama Falah/PPO via Getty Images)