U.S. Role

U.S. Role

Since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, the United States has played an important role in the Arab-Israeli dispute. For the last forty years, that role has been as Israel’s closest ally and supporter, providing it with enormous amounts of military and economic aid, as well as diplomatic cover, while at the same time presenting itself as a third-party “honest broker” in peace negotiations between Israelis and the Palestinians.

Sharp Rise in Number of Israeli Demolitions in East Jerusalem Since Trump’s Election read more: http News Roundup
Nir Hasson, Haaretz

Sharp Rise in Number of Israeli Demolitions in East Jerusalem Since Trump’s Election read more: http

Home demolitions in East Jerusalem have risen dramatically since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. A source at city hall confirmed that since the changing of U.S. administrations, government restrictions have been lifted and the Jerusalem municipality...

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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...

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Should #RejectFriedman Op-Eds & Analysis
Josh Ruebner, Huffington Post

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Should #RejectFriedman

Tomorrow President Donald Trump will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. Will the highly anticipated meeting result in groundbreaking policy developments...

about 1 week ago
Trump & Netanyahu: Walls, Division & Land Theft Videos
IMEU

Trump & Netanyahu: Walls, Division & Land Theft

Both Trump and Netanyahu promote walls that steal land and cut families off from one another. As protesters chant, "From Palestine to Mexico, All the Walls Have Got to Go," check out our video and see how these walls impact millions of lives.

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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.

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NFL Players Cancel Israel Visit After Minister Announces Intention to Use Them as ‘Influencers’ News Roundup
Jack Moore, Newsweek

NFL Players Cancel Israel Visit After Minister Announces Intention to Use Them as ‘Influencers’

Superbowl winner and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has cancelled a planned trip to Israel after a government minister announced its intention to use him and other players...

about 1 week ago
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...

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Palestinians Deserve Justice Too News Roundup
Rahul Saksena, The Hill

Palestinians Deserve Justice Too

President Trump and his team have taken hard-right positions – and now executive action – on issue after issue, and a cross-movement resistance is emerging. Activists are rising up against...

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NFL Players Pulls Out of Israel Trip, ‘Feels Used’ News Roundup
Josef Federman, AP

NFL Players Pulls Out of Israel Trip, ‘Feels Used’

An American professional football player has pulled out of a sponsored trip to Israel, accusing its government of trying to use him for PR purposes and citing sympathy for the Palestinians.

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