President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined Wednesday to commit to the long-standing search for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a shift favored by Israel’s right wing that could spark fresh turmoil in the Mideast.
The majority of Israelis support the idea of two-state solution, and more than half of Israelis do not want to keep occupying Palestinians in the West Bank. The prevailing opinion, on the streets of Tel Aviv, is that Netanyahu had gone way too far in his attacks on all those who supported the resolution and that this might finally endanger his support among his devotees.
Washington (AFP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to criticize Israel in candid remarks caught on an open microphone between television interviews Sunday. Kerry was heard talking about Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza to a State Department official identified as Jonathan Finer just before appearing on the “Fox News Sunday” political talk show. […]
By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times The American high school student who was beaten and arrested during a clash with Israeli police last week is a good student who belongs to a large Palestinian family with strong ties to the United States, relatives said Sunday. Tariq Abukhdeir, 15, was born in Baltimore, lives in Tampa, […]