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Netanyahu, Trump

Trump And Netanyahu Sidestep Two-State Solution For Mideast Peace

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.

February 16, 2017
Israeli PM Netanyahu furious over UN vote on settlements

Angered By UN Vote Against Settlements, Israeli PM Summons US Envoy

The resolution condemning settlements in the occupied territories passed the Security Council because the U.S. broke with its long-standing approach of diplomatically shielding Israel and abstained instead of wielding its veto power.

December 25, 2016
An Israeli soldier stops a Palestinian woman and her son at the entrance of Yatta near the West Bank city of Hebron June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Is The Two-State Israeli-Palestinian Solution Slipping Away?

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.

July 4, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders speak simultaneously during a Democratic debate hosted by CNN and New York One at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Sanders And Clinton Supporters Are Split On Foreign Policy

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.

May 24, 2016
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How Home Demolitions Threaten Palestinian Statehood

It’s a permit issue.

April 21, 2016
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Letter: On Israel, “Disproportionate Is A Code Word”

I suppose Senator Sanders would call the 42,000 Germans who died in the bombing of Hamburg also disproportionate.

April 19, 2016
Bernie Sanders is right about Israel and Hillary Clinton knows it

On Israel, Bernie Sanders Is Right (And Hillary Clinton Knows It)

Unfortunately, Clinton’s current approach is the dismal standard in American politics, which made Bernie Sanders’ honesty about Israel and Palestine even more refreshing.

April 15, 2016
Bernie Sanders Israel Palestine Speech Utah AIPAC

Sanders Gave An Even-Handed AIPAC Speech That Everyone Ignored

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.

March 22, 2016
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks as he delivers a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in Jerusalem March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Debbie Hill/Pool

Biden Says Israel Settlements Raise Questions About Commitment To Peace

“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.

March 20, 2016
General view of the 'Berlinale Palast' main screening facility prior to the awards ceremony of the 66th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany February 20, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hansche

Israeli-Palestinian Hip-Hop Movie Wins Audience Prize In Berlin

“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,

February 20, 2016
Jerusalem Palestine Israel Peace Talks Negotiations Middle East

France Presents Middle East Peace Plan to Israel

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.

February 16, 2016

Israeli Police Briefly Detain ‘Washington Post’ Bureau Chief In Jerusalem

Bureau chief and reporter were interviewing Palestinian and Jewish residents at Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem.

February 16, 2016

France To Recognize Palestinian State Unless Deadlock With Israel Broken

The United States, European Union and the United Nations have issued unusually stern criticism of Israel.

January 29, 2016

Israel Presses Brazil To Accept Pro-Settler Envoy

Brazil’s reluctance to accept an Israeli ambassador who is a West Bank settler has set off a diplomatic crisis.

December 27, 2015

Israel’s U.S. Ambassador Makes Political Point With Settlement-Made Gifts

Ambassador sending items made in the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights, to counter divestment movement.

December 23, 2015

Israeli Policeman Given Community Service For Beating Palestinian-American Boy

Tariq Khdeir was visiting from Florida as protests erupted over the abduction and killing on July 2, 2014, of his 16-year-old cousin Mohammed Abu Khudeir, allegedly by three Israeli Jews.

November 18, 2015

Netanyahu Says Time For U.S. Jews To Heal Rifts Over Iran Deal

Netanyahu tells American Jews: “Now more than ever we must work together to unite the Jewish people and secure the Jewish state.”

November 10, 2015

Netanyahu Expects More Military Aid From Meeting With Obama

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned meeting with President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday is being billed as a fence-mending visit after their dispute over the Iran nuclear deal — but analysts see the meeting as something of a victory lap for Netanyahu.

November 8, 2015

After Netanyahu Comments, Germany Says Responsibility For Holocaust Is Ours

After Benjamin Netanyahu alleged that Palestinians forced Hitler into committing the Holocaust, now even Germany is speaking up.

October 21, 2015

Netanyahu Says Hitler Didn’t Really Want To Kill The Jews — Palestinians Made Him Do It!

It’s not often you hear the argument made in international dialogue that Hitler wasn’t such a bad guy — he was just following orders, perhaps?

October 20, 2015

U.S. ‘Excessive Force’ Comment Touches Nerve In Israel

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon accused Washington of “misreading” the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying shooting knife-wielding Palestinians was self-defense.

October 15, 2015

Israeli-Palestinian Violence Intensifies; Arabs And Jews Stabbed

There are few signs of the tension and violence dying down.

October 9, 2015

Violence Intensifies In Jerusalem, West Bank, Raising Security Concerns

Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said.

October 4, 2015
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6 Things That Happened At The U.N. This Week That Weren’t About Syria

Cuba, Palestine, Iran, Ukraine, Yemen.

October 2, 2015

Israel Undermines U.S. Peace Effort, Palestinian Abbas Tells U.N

In address to the United Nations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cited Israel’s continued settlements in the West Bank, refusal to release Palestinian prisoners.

September 30, 2015