Tagged: Diplomacy

Bolivia to renew Israel ties after rupture under Morales News & Analysis
Paola Flores, AP

Bolivia to renew Israel ties after rupture under Morales

Following the coup in Bolivia last month, the interim foreign minister Karen Longaric announced the country will restore diplomatic ties with Israel, a decade after then-President Evo Morales severed relations because of Israel's bombardment of Gaza.

on December 2, 2019
Kushner Presents Vision of a Middle East at Peace but No Details How to Get There News Roundup
Loveday Morris, The Washington Post

Kushner Presents Vision of a Middle East at Peace but No Details How to Get There

President Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, presented a vision Tuesday of a new prosperity for the Middle East if peace could be achieved between Israelis and Palestinians but did not reveal how the White House plans to achieve such a political settlement.

on June 27, 2019
Palestinians Slam U.S. ‘Vicious Blackmail’ As Their Washington Office is Shuttered News Roundup
Loveday Morris, The Washington Post

Palestinians Slam U.S. ‘Vicious Blackmail’ As Their Washington Office is Shuttered

Palestinian officials on Monday vowed not to bend to what they called the Trump administration’s bullying tactics after being notified that their office in Washington would be shut down as part of an effort to block cases against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

on September 11, 2018
‘Cruel and Vicious’: Palestinian Officials Condemn Trump’s Closure of DC Office News Roundup
Oliver Holmes, The Guardian

‘Cruel and Vicious’: Palestinian Officials Condemn Trump’s Closure of DC Office

Palestinian leaders have condemned a decision by Donald Trump to shutter their diplomatic mission to Washington as part of a “cruel and spiteful” campaign they say represents collective punishment against Palestinians.

on September 11, 2018
US Threatens Sanctions Against International Criminal Court, Will Close PLO Office in Washington News Roundup
Elise Labott and Hilary Clarke, CNN

US Threatens Sanctions Against International Criminal Court, Will Close PLO Office in Washington

US national security adviser John Bolton announced Monday that the US will use "any means necessary" to protect its citizens and allies from prosecution by the International Criminal Court.

on September 11, 2018
Trump Administration To Close Palestine Liberation Organization Office In D.C. News Roundup
Merrit Kennedy, NPR

Trump Administration To Close Palestine Liberation Organization Office In D.C.

The Trump administration says it is closing the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Washington, D.C., effectively shuttering the Palestinian diplomatic mission to the U.S.

on September 11, 2018
US Ambassador David Friedman Arrives in Israel News Roundup
Al Jazeera English

US Ambassador David Friedman Arrives in Israel

David Friedman, the controversial new US ambassador to Israel, has arrived in the country to take up his post, just days before a visit by US President Donald Trump. Friedman, who presented his credentials to President Reuven Rivlin...

on May 17, 2017
Warm Start With Israel Cools as Trump Prepares Visit. What Happened? News Roundup
Ian Fisher, The New York Times

Warm Start With Israel Cools as Trump Prepares Visit. What Happened?

President Trump’s visit to Jerusalem next week has spun into a difficult diplomatic test with Israel, one of the United States’ firmest allies. Not only has Mr. Trump given Russian diplomats intelligence that officials say came from Israel, but some of his aides...

on May 17, 2017
In Rare Move, Israel Orders Demolition of Entire West Bank Bedouin Village News Roundup
Yotam Berger, Haaretz

In Rare Move, Israel Orders Demolition of Entire West Bank Bedouin Village

In a rare occurrence, the IDF’s Civil Administration in the West Bank on Sunday distributed some 40 demolition orders in a Bedouin village in Area C, which is under full Israeli civil and military control.

on February 20, 2017
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