Tag Archive for John Bolton

Trump broadens Obama’s counterterrorism strategy, includes Palestinians

US national security advisor unveiled updated counterterrorism strategy targeting not just the Sunni ideologies espoused by ISIS, but also Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, along with Iran, the “world’s central banker of international terrorism,” who sponsors global terrorist groups such as Hezbollah & Hamas.

By The Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Thursday unveiled the administration’s long-awaited counterterrorism strategy, delivering it with harsh words for Iran.

Calling Iran the “world’s central banker of international terrorism,” John Bolton said the strategy will rely on traditional military action to fight terrorists, but also seek increased emphasis on non-military means to battle not only Islamic State militants but those backed by Iran and other groups. Continue Reading »

White House leaves Diplomatic Protocol to neutralize Palestinian ICJ suit

John Bolton, President Trump’s National Security Adviser said the U.S. was withdrawing from the Optional Protocol of the Vienna on Diplomatic Relations to undercut litigation by the “so-called state of Palestine” at the International Court of Justice.

By MICHAEL WILNER

 

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has withdrawn the US from an international agreement currently serving as the basis for a Palestinian lawsuit against Washington at the International Court of Justice.

US national security adviser John Bolton told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that the president authorized withdrawal from the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations— while remaining party to the overall treaty— in order to undercut “politicized litigation” from the “so-called state of Palestine,” currently challenging the US for its relocation of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

PLO turns to ICC after Israel Supreme Court rules to dismantle illegal outpost

Palestinian official Saeb Erekat says PA filed ‘war crimes’ charges against Israel at Int’l Court after Israel’s High Court of Justice approved demolition of illegally built Arab compound on public lands.
• WATCH John Bolton explain illegitimacy of the International Criminal Court.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) had filed a war crimes suit against Israel following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the evacuation of the illegal Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar.


National security adviser John Bolton talks about the International Criminal Court, the PLO and the US supporting Israel. Continue Reading »

Trump’s trump card breaks 50-yr stalemate, Palestinians living 2nd ‘catastrophe’

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 »

Palestinian intransigence has Trump anointing Jordan as ‘partner’

Since Mahmoud Abbas has steered the PLO into refusing to negotiate with Israel on President Trump’s still to be revealed peace ‘deal of the century’, Jordan has resurrected its claims over ‘West Bank’ sovereignty and the U.S. is prepared to have the Kingdom step in to replace the Palestinian Authority as a negotiating partner.

By David Singer

 

The three day visit to Israel last week by President Trump’s National Security Advisor – John Bolton – indicates Jordan will replace the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO)  in concluding negotiations with Israel to resolve territorial sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (‘West Bank’), East Jerusalem and Gaza (”the disputed territories”) under Trump’s peace plan. Continue Reading »

Palestinian officials reject Trump’s promises of ‘something big’ in negotiations

Having deemed President Trump as ‘pro-Israel’, Palestinian officials parrot Abbas, dismissing all assurances of gaining something “very good”, should they stop rejecting out of hand all calls to return to the negotiating table.

By i24NEWS

 

Palestinian leaders rejected apparent overtures by US President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he said they would get something “very good” in exchange for his country recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The December decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy to the city sparked fury among Palestinians, with the political leadership cutting off ties to the US administration.

The White House’s effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process appears to have stalled, and in interviews with i24NEWS Palestinian leaders scoffed at recent attempts to focus largely on economic growth at the expense of the most prickly political and religious subjects. Continue Reading »

Israel’s President Welcomes US National Security Advisor John Bolton

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin warmly welcomed John Bolton to Jerusalem, saying how much he personally appreciated all that he’s done for Israel over the years, “and we know that you’re going to do more.”

By GREER FAY CASHMAN

 

United States National Security Advisor John Bolton received an especially warm welcome when he called on President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday.

Rivlin is always happy to welcome visitors to “Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the eternal capital of the Jewish People,” but in Bolton’s case, it was also with the knowledge that Bolton is “a great friend of the State of Israel and the Jewish People.”

Rivlin told Bolton how much he appreciated all that he has done to date for Israel, “and we know that you’re going to do more.”

Bolton said that it was a great honor to meet Rivlin in Jerusalem, and underscored that the meeting took place during challenging times for both the United States and Israel. Continue Reading »

Iran unveils its domestically-built fighter jet

Iranian state television debuted Iran’s new domestically made fighter jet called Kowsar, capable of carrying limited weaponry, and could be used for short aerial support missions.
– Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: “Why does the United States not attack us? … because it knows the consequences.”

By Reuters and Ynet

 

Iran unveiled a new fighter jet on Tuesday, state media reported, as tensions rise between Tehran and regional rivals over conflicts in the Middle East.

The fighter jet called Kowsar was fully domestic made, capable of carrying various weapons, and will be used for short aerial support missions, Tasnim news agency said. Continue Reading »

US Amb. Bolton: It’s “a Basic human right” for Jews to purchase homes anywhere

 

WATCH Interview: Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton says, “the notion that Jews can’t buy property in the Old City, in Jerusalem, in any of the former British Mandate, frankly, is unacceptable.”

By Eliran Baruch

 

Former US Ambassador to the U John Bolton spoke to Arutz Sheva about Jewish rights in Jerusalem at the annual dinner of American Friends of Ateret Cohanim Jerusalem Monday night.

“I think it’s a basic human right” for Jews to purchase homes from Arabs in Jerusalem, Ambassador Bolton said. “As long as you have a willing seller and a willing buyer, the notion that Jews can’t buy property in the Old City, in Jerusalem, in any of the former British Mandate, frankly, is unacceptable.”

“There is no issue here of pushing anyone out. Continue Reading »

Amb. Bolton Reveals REAL Reason Obama Orchestrated UN Security Council’s Anti-Israel Vote

 

According to John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, President Obama’s intentions were far more devious than just betraying America’s closest ally in an act of utter cowardice.

By Chris Golden

 

When Barack Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations abstained from a vote condemning Israel at the global body, it was the final perfidy of a president who has alienated and bullied the Jewish state for the entirety of his presidency.

Barack Obama’s Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power speaks to the UN Security Council after abstaining on an anti-Israel resolution, December 23, 2016 – UN video screenshot

According to John Bolton — former U.S. Continue Reading »