Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid and the 10-year pact is expected to be signed within days, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
A report released on Friday by the so-called Quartet – United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia – called on Israel to stop its policy of building settlements on occupied land and restricting Palestinian development. Israeli policy “is steadily eroding the viability of the two-state solution,” it said.
At a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Donald Trump was doing pretty well sticking to his prepared remarks about trade and his economic plans, until he was distracted by an airplane.
“I think profiling is something that we’re going to have to start thinking about as a country,” Trump said in an interview Sunday. The likely Republican nominee made similar comments last December about profiling, the targeting of specific demographic groups for extra scrutiny, after a Muslim American and his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California.
In a statement to Bloomberg, Trump said he was “referring to the fact that at times President Obama seems more in support of Muslims than Israel.”
The emergence of Adelson’s PAC couldn’t be more timely — the GOP’s heaviest donors have voiced concern about giving to the two pro-Trump super PACs that already exist.
With six primaries and three caucuses remaining in the Democratic nomination process, and both candidates running as populist champions economic and electoral reforms, perhaps foreign policy is the most telling reflection of the different paths the country would take under the historically hawkish Hillary Clinton or the non-interventionist Sanders.
Unfortunately, Clinton’s current approach is the dismal standard in American politics, which made Bernie Sanders’ honesty about Israel and Palestine even more refreshing.
Even if watching Trump speak like a politician (teleprompter and all—sad!) was unusual, the underlying theme of his speech wasn’t: Trump will say whatever his audience wants to hear to be rewarded with applause.
Yesterday, all five presidential candidates from both parties gave speeches to AIPAC, the leading Israeli lobbying group in the U.S. But only four of them gave their speeches in Washington, D.C. The fifth, Bernie Sanders, gave his speech to an audience in Utah, where it barely received any coverage.
The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated a Donald Trump presidency as one of its top 10 threats to global stability and security. Other threats included Britain leaving the European Union and Russia’s military action in the Ukraine and Syria leading to a new Cold War.
“Israel’s government’s steady and systematic process of expanding settlements, legalizing outposts, seizing land, is eroding in my view the prospect of a two-state solution,” Biden said in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Spokesman: “We were surprised to first learn via media reports that the prime minister, rather than accept our invitation, opted to cancel his visit.”
“Junction 48” tells the story of a Palestinian rap star and his girlfriend who live near Tel Aviv in the mixed Jewish-Palestinian city of Lod,
France on Tuesday presented Israel with a plan for an international peace summit to be held in Paris this summer in order to restart negotiations with the Palestinians.
Bureau chief and reporter were interviewing Palestinian and Jewish residents at Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem.
Labor court: Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara insulted and raged at household staff, creating an abusive working environment at the official residence.
Well before the latest threat from Islamic State, Israel’s military had stepped up intelligence and preparedness efforts with the militant group in mind.
Turkey sees no normalization in ties with Israel unless its conditions for ending the Gaza blockade and compensation for the deaths of 10 Turkish activists in 2010 are met, a presidential spokesman said on Monday.