Tag: Donald Trump

Israels Netanyahu says will meet Trump in New York next week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would meet U.S. President Donald Trump later this month during a visit to New York, where he will address the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19.Netanyahu spoke to reporters accompanying him on a trip to Latin America before his plane left Tel Aviv for Argentina […]

These Are President Donald Trump’s Only Options

There’s good reason why U.S. presidents have kicked the can down the road on confronting North Korea. But as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley put it this week, “there is no more road left.” Maybe. What are President Trump’s options, then? Option 1: Strike a grand bargain. Begin with the “triumph-of-hope” scenario — […]

Trump, first lady lead moment of silence on 9/11 anniversary

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump Monday led a moment of silence from the White House on the 16th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.   It is the first anniversary of the attacks since Trump became president.   The moment of silence was observed at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the […]

Trumps 5 Middle East peace illusions and Kushners mission impossible

There’s an “ultimate deal”No, there’s not. During the campaign and as president, Trump asserted that he wanted to achieve the “ultimate  deal” — a final peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. Right now that’s a thought experiment.  Seventeen years ago I was one of the Americans at the July 2000 Camp David summit — the last best […]

Report: Trump dissolves climate change advisory panel

The Trump administration has decided to dissolve a federal advisory panel that contributes to a report that measures the current and future impacts of climate change on the U.S., The Washington Post reports. The acting administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ben Friedman, informed the chair of the advisory committee that the […]

Trump Sending Kushner to Middle East for Israel-Palestine Talks

President Donald Trump is dispatching a team led by his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner to Israel in pursuit of a Middle East peace deal. Trump is sending the delegation to try to take advantage of a period of relative calm following violent clashes last month over Israeli security arrangements at the Jerusalem shrine, known […]

UN to Trump: Stop Detaining Illegal Aliens

The United Nations Human Rights Council is now demanding President Trump enact a full open borders policy that would release more than 350,000 illegal aliens and foreign refugees into the public. In a 23-page report by the U.N. Human Rights Council, Trump is requested to set free all foreign nationals who are currently awaiting immigration […]

Trump advisor seeks meeting with Pope Francis after “incendiary” article in Jesuit journal

A leading Evangelical advisor of President Donald Trump has written a letter to Pope Francis, requesting that the pontiff meet with Evangelical leaders after an article in a Vatican-reviewed journal accused the Trump administration of being under the sway of a “strange ecumenism” made up of fundamentalists and “integralist” Catholics leading to a “Manichean vision.” […]

The Temple Mount crisis ended Trump’s Palestinian honeymoon

In Washington three months ago, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas praised US President Donald Trump’s “wisdom,” “courageous stewardship” and “great negotiating ability.” Speaking in the White House’s Roosevelt Room, where he and Trump were addressing the media, Abbas switched from Arabic to English. “Now, Mr. President,” he declared, “with you we have hope.” Twenty days […]

Trump Says U.S. ‘Losing’ Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has become increasingly frustrated with his advisers tasked with crafting a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and recently suggested firing the war’s top military commander during a tense meeting at the White House, according to senior administration officials. During the July 19 meeting, Trump repeatedly suggested that Defense Secretary James […]