Tag Archive for Donald Trump

White House loses patience with Abbas: ‘Time has come to choose, hate or peace’

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 »

REPORT: White House to review ‘aid’ payments to Palestinians

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.

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Israel names new high-speed train station at Western Wall, ‘Trump Station’

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 »

Done! Trump withholds over quarter billion from United Nations – Merry Christmas

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.’

By Ynet


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 »

Muslims Douse Bethlehem’s Christmas Tree lights to Protest Trump’s Jerusalem Decisions

In keeping with Palestinian tradition, Christians used as scapegoats with Abbas’ PA turning off the Christmas lights in Bethlehem in anti-Trump demonstration.

By Israel Today Staff


There were a lot of Arab responses to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, most of them bordering on hysteria.

But none were quite so silly as the Palestinian Authority turning off the Christmas lights in Bethlehem, the city of Jesus’ birth.

Apparently, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish nation, as Jesus himself did, is reason to suck the joy out of the holiday season.

Bethlehem Christmas tree – Photo: Bishara Shlayan/Facebook

Israeli Arab Christian political activist Bishara Shlayan posted the above photo to Facebook. Continue Reading »

Report: Trump phoned Abbas, US embassy in Tel Aviv relocating to Jerusalem


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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Interview: Trump to give peace a chance before moving US embassy to Jerusalem

Speaking with former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Trump says he first wants to try and forge peace between Israel and the Palestinians before working on his campaign pledge to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. When asked about a timeframe, President Trump answered, ‘We’re going to make a decision in the not too distant future.’
– Watch entire interview.

By Reuters


President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Saturday that he wanted to give a shot at achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians before moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In June Trump signed a temporary order to keep the US embassy in Tel Aviv, despite a campaign promise he made to move it to Jerusalem.
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Sebastian Gorka to give keynote address to IDC anti-terrorism conference in Israel

US President Donald Trump’s former counter-terrorism adviser, who’s been accused by left-wing mainstream media of ties to far-right groups, will give a keynote speech next week at the respected IDC anti-terrorism conference that’s held annually in Herzliya.



A controversial former aide to US President Donald Trump is to give a keynote address at a respected anti-terrorism conference in Israel next week, organizers said Wednesday.

Sebastian Gorka, who left the White House on August 25 amid conflicting claims over whether he resigned or was fired, has been accused of ties to far-right groups.

Clip Published on May 7, 2017

His claimed counter-terrorism knowledge has also been repeatedly questioned by peers. Continue Reading »

Caroline Glick points out NSA McMaster is cleansing pro-Israel staff under Trump’s nose


On her Facebook page, Jerusalem Post columnist Caroline Glick posted on Wednesday now President Trump’s National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, is one-by-one firing his pro-Israel staff who BTW support the POTUS’s policies, from the National Security Council (NSC), turning a highly influential and significant office of the administration against President Donald Trump’s policies.



In a Facebook post, Glick noted that “all of these people” whom McMaster has fired this week — Rich Higgins, Derek Harvey, and Ezra Cohen-Watnick — “are pro-Israel and oppose the Iran nuclear deal, positions that Trump holds.”

She noted that the firings were the latest evidence that NSA McMaster is “deeply hostile to Israel and to Trump”:

According to senior officials aware of his behavior, he constantly refers to Israel as the occupying power and insists falsely and constantly that a country named Palestine existed where Israel is located until 1948 when it was destroyed by the Jews.

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REPORT: Netanyahu working with Trump, Putin to establish anti-Iran/Hezbollah zone in Syria


Times of London reports Israel’s PM Netanyahu called Russian President Putin on the phone seeking assurances Iran-backed groups like Hezbollah won’t operate within a designated buffer-zone, that could extend 30 miles east of Golan Heights, once Syria is divided.

By Shlomo Cesana, Erez Linn & Israel Hayom Staff


Israel has asked the United States and Russia to establish a buffer zone in southern Syria that would curtail Iranian activity as part of the overall political arrangement for the country, The Times of London reported Thursday.

According to the report, based on sources in the Middle East, Jerusalem would like the two powers to “guarantee a buffer zone in southern Syria where Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militias will not be allowed to operate.” Continue Reading »

The NYT ‘works with’ terrorists, endangering us, so they can embarrass President Trump


In their aim to embarrass President Trump, which in turn has generated more profits than the pre-Trump era, The New York Times has engaged in Fake News, time after time, and facilitates ‘leaks’ that may endanger us all, even at the benefit and protection of the terrorists.

By Phillip Pasmanick


President Trump has been complaining about ‘Fake News’ ever since he was nominated, and Fox news has been complaining how all the ‘Fake News’ media is consistently using leaked information from unknown sources. Although the great majority of the leaked ‘Fake News’ stories turn out in time to be untrue, occasionally leaked information is publicized harming the national interests of the U.S. Continue Reading »

BREAKING: Trump signs ‘waiver’ – US Embassy to remain in Tel Aviv


US President Donald Trump just signed a presidential waiver to delay relocating the US Embassy that is currently in Tel Aviv, Israel to Jerusalem.
– White House said the signed waiver avoids complicating President Trump’s efforts to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Associated Press


President Donald Trump has temporarily waived a law requiring the US to move its embassy in Israel to JerusalemTrump’s move to renew the waiver for six months keeps the US embassy in Tel Aviv for now. Trump has said he’s reviewing whether to fulfill his campaign promise to move it to Jerusalem.

Trump was facing a Thursday deadline to renew the waiver or see the State Department lose half its funding for its overseas facilities. Continue Reading »

EXPOSED: President Trump called PA despot Mahmoud Abbas a liar in Bethlehem meeting


New details of President Trump’s meeting with the Palestinian autocrat in Bethlehem emerged as Trump was reportedly angry, accusing Abbas of having lied to him at their Washington meeting “about commitment to peace,” acknowledging having since, seen proof Abbas is “personally responsible for incitement.”

By Daniel Siryoti, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff


New details emerged Sunday about the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem last week, suggesting it may not have been as friendly as the Palestinians sought to portray it.

President Trump condemns terrorism in Bethlehem, calls terrorists ‘losers’ to PA leader Abbas – Screenshot: White House/Youtube

A senior Palestinian official privy to the details said the 20-minute meeting “started on a positive note, but it deteriorated after Trump accused Abbas of supporting incitement and terrorism with the salaries paid to prisoners.” Continue Reading »

Trump wearing skullcap at Western Wall repudiates UN’s anti-Semitic resolutions on Jerusalem


President Trump’s visit to the Western Wall wearing a kippa, even without Netanyahu’s company, was a clear repudiation of the United Nation’s Palestinian initiated resolutions on Jerusalem.

By Israel Today Staff


When US President Donald Trump visited the Western Wall sporting a kippa (yarmulka), it was a clear affirmation that the site is as the Jews say – Judaism’s holiest shrine.

Netanyahu & Trump – Photo: Kobi Gideon/PMO

And, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu subsequently pointed out, that was a clear repudiation of the position recently taken by the United Nations.

During a Knesset session marking the 50th anniversary of Israel’s liberation of the eastern side of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, Netanyahu stated:

Trump’s visit “destroyed UNESCO’s propaganda and lies.” Continue Reading »

PA official: Palestinians will sabotage Trump regional peace plan with Israel


Palestinian officials oppose Trump peace plan: “This plan will not go into effect because the Palestinian leadership will not let it, even if there is support from some of the Arab countries. First find a solution to the Palestinian issue, and afterwards Israel can normalize its relations with whatever country it wants.”

By Daniel Siryoti


Senior Palestinian Authority officials are demanding that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas clarify U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported plan to focus on regional peace between Arab countries and Israel before addressing the Palestinian issue, as Israel Hayom reported Thursday.

During his visit to Bethlehem on Tuesday, Trump told Abbas he was interested in launching a regional peace plan based on the 2002 Saudi Peace Initiative that would normalize relations between Israel and moderate Arab countries. Continue Reading »