President Trump, “After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.”
PM Netanyahu, “This is a not a peace between leaders, but a peace among peoples.”
– As Gulf states become 3rd & 4th Arab states to sign treaties with Israel, Palestinian terrorists fire rockets from Gaza injuring 2 in southern Israel.
By Itamar Eichner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed treaties on Tuesday as U.S. President Donald Trump hosted the landmark signing ceremony at the White House.
The two Gulf states become the third and fourth Arab nations to sign agreements with Israel, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. Continue Reading »
A member of the Swedish Parliament has nominated President Donald Trump for his second Nobel Prize in honor of his Serbia & Kosovo Agreement, which follows a Norwegian MP who nominated Donald Trump on Wednesday for his peace agreement between Israel and the UAE.
By CHARLIE SPIERING
The nomination was announced by Magnus Jacobson a member of the Swedish Parliament for the Christian Democrats party.
“I have nominated the US Gov. and the governments of Kosovo and Serbia for the Nobel Peace Prize for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House,” he wrote in English on Twitter. Continue Reading »
— Historic Agreement —
Two days after President Donald Trump is nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Trump tweets Bahrain has also agreed to normalize relations with Israel.
– PM Netanyahu, ‘Agreement marks a new era of peace.’
– Palestinians: ‘Our Arab brothers have abandoned us’
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF, REUTERS
Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel, President Donald Trump said on Friday, a dramatic move aimed at easing tensions in the Middle East.
Trump tweeted out the news after he spoke by phone to both Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said. Continue Reading »
— BREAKING NEWS —
“I’m not a big Trump supporter,” said Norwegian MP Christian Tybring-Gjedde, who nominated the POTUS, but “The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.”
By David Rosenberg
President Donald Trump was nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday.
Trump has been added as a candidate for the prize in recognition of his role in brokering the soon-to-be signed Abraham Accords, normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Continue Reading »
Although France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium and Spain may go so far as officially recognize a Palestinian state, Berlin will not, and sources say, Germany will not support EU or UN sanctions should Israel annex parts of the West Bank.
By Itamar Eichner
Germany will not support sanctions over Israel’s planned unilateral annexation of parts of the West Bank or recognize Palestinian independence, a diplomatic official in Jerusalem said Monday.
However, the official stressed that annexation would likely put a strain on the relations between Jerusalem and Berlin, and Germany’s willingness to support Israel on the international scene.
Germany is set in July to take the presidency of two key institutions, the Council of the European Union for six months, as well as the UN Security Council for a month, meaning, Berlin will head two major international forums just as they will need to respond to Israeli actions, should Jerusalem move forward with its intention to apply sovereignty onto the contested territory. Continue Reading »
The Saudi official called Palestinian leadership “irresponsible” by ignoring President Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’, that includes a “clear path leading to complete Palestinian independence,” asking rhetorically, “Maybe it is hard for them to part with the character of the ever-suffering victim and they don’t believe they could survive without it?”
BY JERUSALEM POST STAFF
“History and Allah brought a real opportunity,” a top-ranking Saudi diplomat told Israelis via an interview in Globes on Friday. “The blood conflict had lasted too long. Us Saudis and all Gulf States plus Egypt and Jordan realize that the age of going to war with Israel is over.” Continue Reading »
Although the Palestinian autocrat opined ‘there is no potential for a political solution’ with U.S. President Trump, Abbas said, “I will go to the White House and continue what I started.”
By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN
Palestinians are ready to return to the negotiating table with Israel, but with two preconditions: the recognition of Israeli occupation of east Jerusalem and the “vision” of a two-state solution, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told foreign reporters in Ramallah on Sunday.
The Palestinian president said that he would not ask for anything outside of what is already prescribed by the international community as legitimate, including the most recent United Nations Resolution 2334. Continue Reading »
Palestinian kleptocrats continue to rebuff the Trump Team’s creation of a “master fund” to administer the $50B plan that will implement monumental national projects modeled after the Marshall Plan (that rebuilt Europe after World War II) knowing full well it will reduce Palestinian poverty by 50% and bring down their sky-high unemployment rate to single digits.
By The Associated Press , Israel Hayom Staff
The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased “deal of the century” Middle East peace plan.
The plan, which calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians, was posted to the White House website ahead of a two-day conference in Bahrain that is being held amid heavy skepticism about its viability and outright opposition from the Palestinians. Continue Reading »
The three Arab countries, along with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will each send a delegation to the US planned economic summit in Bahrain that’s dedicated to boosting the Palestinian economy, despite the Palestinian leadership’s boycott of it.
– Jordanian King Abdullah: Jordan needs to avoid ‘being left out.’
By Mohammad Al-Kassim, The Media Line and News Agencies
Egypt, Jordan and Morocco have informed the Trump administration they plan to attend a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain in late June on proposals for boosting the Palestinian economy as part of a coming U.S. peace plan, a White House official said on Tuesday. Continue Reading »
PLO, PA, Fatah, PFLP and Hamas each attack or threaten Ambassador David Friedman after his interview in the The New York Times.
BY KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Palestinian Authority said on Sunday that it is considering filing a complaint with the International Criminal (ICC) against US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman for “jeopradizing peace and security in the Middle East.”
Calling Friedman a “settler,” the PA Foreign Ministry and several Palestinian officials and groups strongly condemned the US envoy for his support for Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank. “Friedman is ignorant in political work and belongs to the state of settlers,” the ministry said. Continue Reading »
Having been publicly exposed, it’s no wonder Palestinian leadership condemns any US Peace Plan.
The Palestinians, Jared Kushner said, “need to have a fair judicial system… freedom of press, freedom of expression, tolerance for all religions” before the Palestinian areas can become “investable.”
White House senior advisor Jared Kushner said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the Palestinians deserve “self-determination,” but stopped short of backing Palestinian statehood and expressed uncertainty over their ability to govern themselves.
Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and an architect of the White House’s yet-to-be-released Middle East peace plan, told the “Axios on HBO” television program it would be a “high bar” when asked if the Palestinians could expect freedom from Israeli military and government interference. Continue Reading »
PLO leader Saeb Erekat, who’s also Palestinian lead negotiator, goes on media frenzy lambasting delegations planing to attend the June economic conference hosted in Bahrain, meant to serve as prelude to Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’.
By Mohammad Al-Kassim from The Media Line
The Palestinian leadership has lashed out at members of the international community who have agreed to attend the U.S.-led economic conference set for Bahrain in late June, which the Palestinian Authority is boycotting.
Saeb Erekat, executive secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization, told a number of Arab news outlets he expected the summit to fail.
In an interview with Almayadeen, a Lebanese news channel, he said: “If I’m not going, do you know what’s best for me better than I do?” Continue Reading »
WATCH: At the UN Security Council, US Mideast Envoy Jason Greenblatt, blasts UNRWA failures, blaming the Palestinian refugee organization for squandering the significant funds donated by many countries, including the $6 BILLION contributed by the U.S. alone.
President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, said in a speech to the Security Council that the Palestinians would make a mistake if they did not come to the economic conference initiated by the United States in Bahrain.
“It would be a mistake for the Palestinians not to join us. They have nothing to lose and much to gain…” he said adding that it would be the first step towards a political solution to the conflict that would “transform the lives of the Palestinians.” Continue Reading »
As European leaders & Sunni states finally realize PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas will never make peace with Israel, The J’lem Post’s Yakov Katz, articulates interesting questions & answers as to why Israel doesn’t simply decide for itself what final vision it sees for its own future, then begin actualizing it.
By YAAKOV KATZ
Sometime next month, the United States will unveil the peace plan it has been working on amid great hype, hope and attention ever since President Donald Trump moved into the Oval Office in 2017.
What the plan contains is a closely guarded secret in Washington, Jerusalem and Ramallah. Continue Reading »