The ‘Palestinian Exception’, practiced by the previous three US Presidents, involved allowing the PLO, PA and their supporters a ‘free-pass’ for behavior that would have otherwise been acknowledged as illegal, but ignored simply because the perpetrators were Palestinians or activists in their stead.
When Rosh Hashanah ended on Tuesday evening, Jews discovered that over the holiday, the Trump administration had enacted two policies – one foreign and one domestic – that on their face, don’t appear to be connected. But actually, they stem from the same rationale. And both together and separately, these two policies give Jews much to be thankful for. Continue Reading »
Palestinian intransigence has forced Trump to look at the conflict as a ‘business deal’, uniquely changing the paradigm. To the Palestinian’s ire, there’s a ‘revolution’ to move forward – for both US fiscal responsibility, and Israel’s future…. or as the PLO would call it, a ‘nakba’ [catastrophe].
By Yochanan Visser
A revolution is taking place in the way the United States deals with the Palestinian Israeli conflict and it could have serious ramifications for the security situation in Israel some say while others see God’s hand in the stunning developments.
Last week the Trump Administration announced it would cut $200 million in U.S. Continue Reading »
ANALYSIS: President Trump is the first world leader with the fortitude to strike down the Palestinian’s unrealistic & intransigent demands that have axed every peace initiative, by every U.S. President, and every Israeli Prime Minister, over the past 40+ years.
By Tsvi Sadan
Trump’s presidency divides Americans like never before. Most, however, would agree that his policy decisions vis-a-vis the Middle East match Israel’s interests, and at least on this point, Israel’s friend–Democrats and Republicans, alike–should support him. And Trump’s new policy regarding the Palestinian refugees is no exception.
Failing a review directed by President Trump “to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with U.S. national interests and provide value to the U.S. taxpayer,” the State Department cut $200+ million in aid to the Palestinians.
WASHINGTON — The State Department has cut more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority “at the direction of the president,” the administration announced on Friday.
Mahmoud Abbas ultimately rejected President Trump’s message to the Palestinian Authority in Bethlehem, May 23, 2017. – Screenshot: White House:IsraelandStuff.
The aid cut is the result of a review of US assistance to the Palestinian Authority ” to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with US national interests and provide value to the US taxpayer,” said a State Department spokesman. Continue Reading »
Hinting to a quid pro quo situation, the ‘left’ were pleased to hear President Trump say at his rally in West Virginia yesterday, that the Palestinians would soon “get something very good” in return for the U.S. moving its Embassy to Jerusalem, “because it’s their turn next.”
US President Donald Trump’s statement that Israel will pay a “high price” in its negotiations with the Palestinians because it won something “very big” with America’s relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem brought joy Wednesday to the Israeli Left, which praised him.
Addressing a rally in West Virginia, Trump said that the Palestinians would soon “get something very good” in return for the May embassy move “because it’s their turn next.”
PM Netanyahu commended and thanked both Trump and Putin for addressing Israeli concerns, both agreeing that Israel’s border with Syria should be secured according to the terms of the 1974 UN ceasefire agreement.
“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commends the abiding commitment of the US and President Donald Trump to the security of Israel, as expressed at the meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The friendship between Israel and the US has never been stronger,” the PMO said. Continue Reading »
Watch Prime Minister Netanyahu acknowledging the historic moment saying, “What a glorious day. Remember this moment!” and thanking the United States President for delivering on his promise after others failed to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. -Watch President Trump’s speech.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
MAY 14, 2018
Sixty-nine years after Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital, and 23 years after the US Congress passed a law mandating that Washington move its embassy there, the US formally opened its embassy in the city on Monday afternoon, in a move Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called “courageous” and “momentous.”
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov tells the press following talks with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing, “We [China and Russia] will obstruct attempts [by U.S. President Trump] to sabotage these agreements which were enshrined in a UN Security Council resolution.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday he had agreed with his Chinese counterpart that Moscow and Beijing would try to block any US attempt to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal, Russian state news agency TASS reported.
“We are against revising these agreements, we consider it very counterproductive to try to reduce to zero years of international work carried out via talks between the six major powers and Iran,” TASS quoted Lavrov as saying after talks with Wang Yi, China’s top diplomat, in Beijing. Continue Reading »
Palestinian leaders, enraged at President Trump for blocking their ability to cynically manipulate the UN for political support, are now seeking ways to rid the United States of its veto powers at the Security Council.
By Ryan Jones
The United Nations has lost all credibility.
Not because it puts repressive regimes like Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran on the councils responsible for human and women’s rights.
No, the UN has lost all credibility because it allows America to prevent the Palestinians from wasting the world’s time with pointless (and unsubstantiated) condemnations of Israel.
White House responds forceable to PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ latest insults, saying time has come to choose between hate and peace, says Jason Greenblatt, President Trump’s special representative for international negotiations.
WASHINGTON — The White House forcefully pushed back on Monday night against a fresh round of insults from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hurled at a senior member of the Trump administration, after remaining quiet for months through his attacks following their decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Since that December policy move, Abbas and his aides have repeatedly attacked President Donald Trump and his senior staff. Continue Reading »
Senior administration official says the White House on Friday will be looking into cutting its financial aid to Abbas’ Palestinian Authority, following President Trump’s tweets on the issue.
By Elad Benari
The White House is actively looking at cutting aid to the Palestinian Authority, and is expected to hold a discussion on the matter on Friday, a senior administration official told Haaretz on Thursday night.
The move follows President Donald Trump’s tweets earlier this week in which he expressed doubt over the usefulness of American aid to the Palestinians, given their refusal to resume peace talks with Israel.
Israel’s Transportation Minister Katz, “The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to call the train station that leads to it after President Trump, following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.” – WATCH video of station construction
A new train station that will be built next to the Western Wall will be named after US President Donald Trump, announced Transportation Minister Israel Katz on Tuesday.
“The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to call the train station that leads to it after President Trump following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel,” said Katz. Continue Reading »
Delivering on Trump’s ‘warning’ to slash funds to the UN and countries who voted at the UN General Assembly against the United States on the resolution declaring President Trump’s Jerusalem decision ‘null and void’, Ambassador Nikki Haley announced WH decision to cut 2018-2019 budget by $285M, saying, ‘We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.’
The US announced Sunday that it is planning to cut $285 million from funds it provides to the United Nations 2018-2019 budget, implementing a threat made by President Donald Trump last week that financial repercussions would follow if the body’s General Assembly voted in favor of a resolution demanding that Washington retract its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Continue Reading »
• Abbas spokesman confirms Trump informed PA autocrat of intention to deliver on campaign pledge.
• Abbas threatens ‘serious consequences’ for move.
• President Trump calls to inform PM Netanyahu of decision.
• White House spokeswoman said Trump informed Mideast Leaders.
A spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that President Donald Trump informed him in a telephone conversation that he intends to move the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, prompting the Palestinian leader to warn him of the “dangerous consequences” of such as step.
Trump planned to hold, or held, telephone conversations on Tuesday with a number of Middle East leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said, in advance of his expected announcement about the US embassy in Israel.
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