Tag: Middle East

Greenblatt to visit Israel as WH prepares to roll out peace plan

President Trump’s special envoy reportedly planning Israel trip next week as administration prepares to roll out ‘Deal of the Century’. White House special envoy Jason Greenblatt is expected to travel to Israel next week to meet with senior Israeli officials to lay the groundwork for the Trump administration’s rollout of the much-anticipated framework for a […]

Security Minister supports Jewish Temple Mount prayer rights

Gilad Erdan participates in Temple Mount lobby meeting, expresses support for goals, but notes status quo on Mount lies with Prime Minister. Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan took part in a meeting of the Lobby to Strengthen Jewish Connection to the Temple Mount headed by MK Yehuda Glick (Likud). Erdan thanked the Lobby for the […]

Pompeo Says Unreleased Mideast Peace Plan ‘Truly Historic’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo teased the Trump administration’s upcoming peace plan on Wednesday as a “truly historic” effort to broker an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, accepting an award from the Jewish Institute for National Security of America in Washington. Speaking at the Grand Hyatt downtown, with senators and diplomats in the audience, […]

U.S. PEACE PLAN WILL NOT PROPOSE PALESTINIAN CONFEDERATION WITH JORDAN

American officials deny that the idea was ever part of the plan. The White House plan for Middle East peace will not include a proposal for a Palestinian confederation with Jordan, senior administration officials told The Jerusalem Post on Monday. Over the summer, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claimed that the US team had floated […]

Iranian official warns Netanyahu: Practice swimming in the sea

Deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards threatens that Israel could be destroyed by Hezbollah. The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday to “practice swimming in the Mediterranean” because he would be forced to abandon his country. “I tell the prime minister of the Zionist regime to practice swimming […]

World Leaders Ignore Danger of a Palestinian State

The long-standing platitude that peace can only come to Israel and Palestinian Arabs through the creation of a Palestinian state seems alive and well. Thus, at the September session of the United Nations General Assembly currently in progress, French president Emanuel Macron promoted its creation, saying that, “There is no other credible alternative to the […]

Russia says it will send Syria powerful antiaircraft missiles

Russia said Monday it would equip Syria with sophisticated air defense systems, a move that could worsen a rift with Israel by limiting its ability to bomb across its northern border. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow would send Russia’s powerful S-300 ground-to-air missile systems to Syria, a longtime ally, in the next two weeks. […]

Middle East takes centre stage

Arab leaders, European heads of state and US President Donald Trump all defended their varying positions on the civil war in Syria, the occupation in Palestine and the increase of tensions between Iran and the US, at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. US President Donald Trump proudly claimed to the assembly that “peace was […]

Kushner Says Punishing Palestinians Won’t Hurt Chance for Peace Deal

Three days after the Trump administration evicted the Palestine Liberation Organization from its offices in Washington, Jared Kushner defended the latest in a string of punitive actions against the Palestinians and insisted that none of them had diminished the chances of a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians. Speaking on Thursday, 25 years to […]

EU appoints new Special Representative to Middle East peace process

The European Council appointed Susanna Terstal as European Union (EU) Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process on Tuesday. The European Council said in a statement that “the tasks of the Special Representative are to contribute to actions and initiatives leading to a final settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution.” […]