Tag: Donald Trump

Members of joint US-Israeli committee to map West Bank rule announced

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will lead the joint US-Israel committee that will map the areas where Israel will be allowed to apply sovereignty, according to an Israeli newspaper’s report. The members of the committee were recently appointed. Along with Friedman, the US members include his senior adviser, Aryeh Lightstone, and Scott Leith, director […]

Iran’s President: Trump Doesn’t Want War Ahead of 2020 Vote

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid. Rouhani said that Trump knows that war with Iran will “ruin” his chances of winning the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The Iranian leader added that war would […]

EU punts on joint response to Trump plan until next month

European Union foreign ministers did not officially respond to US President Donald Trump’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians at their monthly meeting in Brussels on Monday. Several ministers asked that the Trump plan be an official agenda item in next month’s EU Foreign Council meeting, with written conclusions. “We had an exchange of […]

EU will respond to Trump plan after Israeli election

The European Union will not pass any official resolutions on US President Donald Trump’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Arabs until “after Israeli elections,” the EU’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Monday. “We had an exchange of views about the Middle East peace process following the presentation of the US proposal,” […]

Trump’s Middle East peace plan ‘will die’ before president, Iran’s top leader says

Iran’s top leader is predicting that President Trump’s Middle East peace plan, meant to solve the decades-long Israel-Palestinian conflict, “will die” in Trump’s lifetime, state media reported Wednesday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the bold calculation in his first remarks since the proposal, which has been opposed by the Palestinians, was unveiled last week. “This plan […]

Trump Campaign Says He’s Been ‘Vindicated’ After Senate Impeachment Acquittal

President Donald Trump’s campaign issued Trump’s first official response after he was acquitted by the Senate on two articles of impeachment Wednesday, arguing that the president has been vindicated after months of impeachment fervor. “Trump has been totally vindicated and it’s now time to get back to the business of the American people,” said Trump […]

House Speaker Pelosi Under Fire For Behavior During The President’s State Of The Union Address

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi added fuel to the partisan fire during the president’s State of the Union address. Both Senate and House Republicans are criticizing Pelosi for her actions on Tuesday. At the start of the night, President Trump gave copies of his speech to Vice President Pence and the House speaker. While doing so, […]

Palestinians mount peace plan fightback at UN

Palestinian officials went on the offensive at the United Nations this week, seeking to rally opposition to United States President Donald Trump after he released a proposal for Middle East peace that favors Israelis over Palestinians. Palestine’s U.N. ambassador Riyad Mansour derided Trump’s plan during a media appearance, held meetings with U.N. bigwigs and revealed […]

McConnell: Senate To Acquit President Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’s voting to acquit President Trump on charges levied against him by House Democrats. He confirmed his intentions while speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday. At least 34 Republicans have reportedly said they will acquit the president, which would make a conviction mathematically impossible. The Kentucky lawmaker said House […]

Democrat seen as potential swing vote says he’ll side with convicting Trump in impeachment trial

Sen. Doug Jones, an Alabama Democrat facing an uphill reelection battle in 2020, said Wednesday morning he will vote to convict President Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment. Jones was one of a handful of senators whose vote was still in question on the verdict of Trump’s impeachment trial, which will come to an […]