Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'Peace' President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal." But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications of how he plans to achieve what so many of his predecessors could not. [ 1 Comment ]
Trump seemingly made his first major ask of the Palestinians when he indirectly alluded to PLO payments to families of Palestinian prisoners and 'martyrs,' many of who were involved in attacking Israelis.
'Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded,' Trump remarked. 'We must be resolute in condemning such acts in a single, unified voice.'
Chief Foreign Envoy Oded Revivi of the Council of Judea and Samaria praised US President Trump's statements in Bethlehem, noting that 'the two-state solution' was not even mentioned by Trump, even though it and its companion concept of 'Israeli occupation' had been extensively referenced by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas minutes before.
Intelligence about ISIS allegedly leaked by US President Donald Trump to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during an Oval Office meeting last Wednesday was sourced by Jordanian spies, not Israelis, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday morning.
In the lead-up to US President Donald Trump's visit to Israel and the West Bank next week, senior Palestinian Authority officials have presented a list of requests to the US government for economic projects that they say will help jumpstart their economy.
Israel has often had hostile relations with its Muslim neighbors. But right now its greatest enemy may be Iran, which has one of the most powerful militaries in the region and has for years been openly hostile toward the very existence of Israel.
The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Tuesday that the US embassy should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, upholding a campaign promise of US President Donald Trump, and that the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem is part of Israeli territory.
Palestinians marching to remember the 'catastrophe' of Israel's founding and the dispossession that accompanied the creation of the Jewish state clashed with Israeli forces in the West Bank on Monday, leaving several wounded.
US President Donald Trump's alleged intelligence disclosure to Russia has endangered the life of a spy who was placed inside ISIS by Israel, current and former US officials are reported to have affirmed on Wednesday according to ABC News.
The White House on Monday said that comments from a US official who told his Israeli counterparts that the Western Wall is not part of Israel were 'unauthorized' and do not represent the stance of the Trump administration.
A dramatic rift was created between Washington and Jerusalem as US President Donald Trump's team as well as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's team both issued harsh statements on Monday evening less than a week prior to the president's much-expected visit to Israel.
The Registrar of Associations in Israel has filed a motion seeking to dismantle the east Jerusalem-based Committee of Agricultural Work for allegedly funneling millions of dollars to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, designated by Israel as a terrorist group.
Last week, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder released a series of statements confirming that he had encouraged US President Donald Trump to recognize that peace between Israelis and Palestinians was now attainable. He also stressed that he considers Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to be a moderate committed to peace.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) warned Saturday night that Israel's failure to revise its policies regarding the peace process with the Palestinians could result in outside nations determining its fate.
Jerusalem is concerned Iran may build a powerful new front against Israel if it is allowed to play a role in enforcing the Russian-proposed de-escalation zones in southern Syria, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a visit to Israel this week, according to a statement published on Thursday.
The Trump administration is disputing Israeli media reports claiming that the president is no longer committed to moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which candidate Donald Trump vowed to do while campaigning for the presidency, according to U.S. officials familiar with the situation.
US President Donald Trump will announce the resumption of peace talks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his upcoming visit to the region, an Arabic daily reported Wednesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office on Wednesday responded to the report claiming US President Donald Trump had decided to extend the order preventing the US Embassy from being moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
On the day after the Feast of Shavuot (Weeks), the Sanhedrin will reenact a ceremony officially establishing the borders of Jerusalem for purposes of reinstating the Temple service. Last performed by Nehemiah in the sixth century BCE, this was the final step before beginning the sacrifices, but today, it is also meant as a powerful and timely political statement.