Tagged: Netanyahu

‘Tibi, Not Bibi’: The Palestinian Who Stood up to Pence on Why He Could Be the Region’s Next Leader News Roundup
Jack Moore, Newsweek

‘Tibi, Not Bibi’: The Palestinian Who Stood up to Pence on Why He Could Be the Region’s Next Leader

Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics revealed a figure on Monday that will concern the country's nationalistic right wing: As many Muslims (6.5 million) now live alongside Jews (6.44 million) between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea. But for one man in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian quagmire, that number is full of encouragement.

on March 28, 2018
Trump Delivers a Death Blow to the Two-State Solution Op-Eds & Analysis
Saree Makdisi, Los Angeles Times

Trump Delivers a Death Blow to the Two-State Solution

President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel represents a major break with decades of U.S. foreign policy. It is a final, devastating blow to the prospect of a two-state solution for Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians. The move involves, first, a contemptuous dismissal of Palestinians’ aspirations and rights, a denial of their claim to the city they consider their capital, where almost 400,000 of them live.

on December 7, 2017
Netanyahu Backs Annexation of 19 West Bank Settlements News Roundup
Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

Netanyahu Backs Annexation of 19 West Bank Settlements

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has backed legislation that would in effect annex settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories that are home to between 125,000 and 150,000 Jewish people. In comments made at a meeting of his Likud party at the large settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, Netanyahu said he would support the “Greater Jerusalem” bill.

on October 3, 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
Trump Will Not Insist on Two-State Solution as Netanyahu Visits News Roundup
Andrew Beatty & David Clark, AFP

Trump Will Not Insist on Two-State Solution as Netanyahu Visits

President Donald Trump welcomes Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House on Wednesday after an administration official signaled a break with US support for a two-state solution...

on February 15, 2017
Expert Q&A: On the First Trump-Netanyahu Meeting Q&As
Yousef Munayyer

Expert Q&A: On the First Trump-Netanyahu Meeting

Ahead of the meeting between President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House and Thursday’s confirmation hearing for Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, the IMEU offers the following expert Q&A with Yousef Munayyer, Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

on February 13, 2017
Flynn, Trump Aide Under Scrutiny, Will Attend Netanyahu Meetings News Roundup
Michael Wilner, The Jerusalem Post

Flynn, Trump Aide Under Scrutiny, Will Attend Netanyahu Meetings

US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn carefully planned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House over the past month, synthesizing policy points with his Israeli counterpart...

on February 13, 2017
Netanyahu Is Getting Trumpier and Trumpier News Roundup
Chemi Shalev, Haaretz

Netanyahu Is Getting Trumpier and Trumpier

The basic facts are well known, but nonetheless bear repeating.  On Saturday night, 24 hours after President Trump signed the controversial executive order on building a wall with Mexico, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted: “President Trump is right...

on January 31, 2017
White House: US in ‘Beginning Stages’ of Talks to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem News Roundup
Michael Wilner, The Jerusalem Post

White House: US in ‘Beginning Stages’ of Talks to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem

The Trump administration has begun deliberations over whether to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Sunday. "We are the very beginning stages...

on January 23, 2017
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