Tagged: Obama

Palestinians Fear Being Sidelined by Trump White House News Roundup
Karin Laub and Mohammed Daraghmeh, AP

Palestinians Fear Being Sidelined by Trump White House

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who spent hundreds of hours on the phone and in meetings with U.S. presidents and secretaries of state in the past 12 years, has tried unsuccessfully to reach...

on February 8, 2017
Yes, The Trump Administration Has Taken A Position On Israeli Settlements Op-Eds & Analysis
Josh Ruebner, Huffington Post

Yes, The Trump Administration Has Taken A Position On Israeli Settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken full advantage of what he views as a more propitious climate in Washington, DC under the Trump administration to embark on a massive expansion...

on February 6, 2017
The Trump Administration Has Frozen Obama’s Quiet Attempt to Send $221 Million to Palestine News Roundup
Alex Lockie & Associated Press, Business Insider

The Trump Administration Has Frozen Obama’s Quiet Attempt to Send $221 Million to Palestine

The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million dollars to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional Republicans.

on January 25, 2017
This Is the One Good Thing About Obama’s Legacy in Israel – and John Kerry Might Be About to Destroy Op-Eds & Analysis
Nadia Hijab, The Independent UK

This Is the One Good Thing About Obama’s Legacy in Israel – and John Kerry Might Be About to Destroy

The opposition Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces to Israel’s colonial designs on the occupied Palestinian territory looms large on the world stage in the upcoming Paris peace conference on 15 January. The conference reportedly...

on January 14, 2017
Obama Warns: Unfettered Support for Netanyahu’s Policies Will Worsen Situation News Roundup
The Associated Press

Obama Warns: Unfettered Support for Netanyahu’s Policies Will Worsen Situation

U.S. President Barack Obama warned in an interview broadcast Tuesday that "unfettered support" for Israel's settlement policies would lead to a "worsening situation" over time between Israelis and Palestinians. The interview with...

on January 10, 2017
Trump White House Might Be Death Knell of Two-State Solution Op-Eds & Analysis
Josh Ruebner, The Hill

Trump White House Might Be Death Knell of Two-State Solution

As President Obama's tenure in the White House draws to a close, the unresolved Israeli-Palestinian issue has once again burst to the forefront of the foreign policy debate in Washington. On Dec. 23, the United States abstained on a vote in the United Nations...

on January 5, 2017
John Kerry and Israel: Too Little and Too Late Op-Eds & Analysis
Rashid Khalidi, The New York Times

John Kerry and Israel: Too Little and Too Late

In a speech this week laying out the Obama administration’s parameters for a final peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, Secretary of State John Kerry stated what has been obvious to most observers for many years: that Israel’s construction of Jewish settlements...

on December 29, 2016
John Kerry’s ‘Eulogy’ for Middle East Peace News Roundup
Christa Case Bryant, Christian Science Monitor

John Kerry’s ‘Eulogy’ for Middle East Peace

If John Kerry were Friedrich Nietzche, he might have just said, “Peace is dead.” But being the United States secretary of State, not a German philosopher, he was a bit more nuanced. Just a bit. In an unusually frank speech for America’s top diplomat, Secretary Kerry...

on December 28, 2016
In John Kerry’s Mideast Speech, a Clash of Policies and Personalities News Roundup
Peter Baker, New York Times

In John Kerry’s Mideast Speech, a Clash of Policies and Personalities

Even before Secretary of State John Kerry issued his scathing critique of Israeli policies on Wednesday, President-elect Donald J. Trump essentially told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ignore it. “Stay strong Israel,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. “January 20th is fast approaching!”

on December 28, 2016
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