Tapper Grills Nikki Haley: How Does Jerusalem Decision Move the Peace Process Forward?

Last week, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and America would begin the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This decision by the president has resulted in several days of protests in the Middle East. Meanwhile, US allies have criticized the announcement. During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was grilled by host Jake Tapper on the move, with the CNN anchor pressing her to explain how exactly this move helps the peace process between Palestinians and Israel. Haley noted at the beginning of the interview that previous presidents didn’t have the courage to listen to the will of the American people but Trump did. She added that while people may be upset with the decision, it is only because “courage causes that” and she Continue reading "Tapper Grills Nikki Haley: How Does Jerusalem Decision Move the Peace Process Forward?"

Colbert on Trump Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital: ‘He Couldn’t Recognize It On a Map’

On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert addressed President Trump‘s announcement recognizing Jersalem as Israel’s capital and his plans to move the US embassy there in the near future. “Yes, he recognized it in a speech, but I’m still pretty sure he couldn’t recognize it… on a map,” Colbert quipped. The Late Show host explained the holiness of Jerusalem and how “every inch” is disputed between Israelis and Palestinians that they had to “draw a line down the middle of a six-piece Chicken McNuggets at the Jerusalem McDonalds” and that they’re “still fighting over the Gaza Chicken Strip.” He poked fun at Trump’s remarks how acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a “recognition of reality.” “Why start now?” Colbert reacted. Colbert then took a moment to laugh at Trump’s mishap with his dentures during his speech and said he was “looking forward” to his State of the Union Continue reading "Colbert on Trump Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital: ‘He Couldn’t Recognize It On a Map’"

Al Jazeera Paints Palestinian Gunmen As The Victims in Latest Terrorist Attack in Israel (Again)

Early Friday morning, three Palestinian terrorists raided Jerusalem’s Old City. Israeli police quickly responded, killing the three gunmen. Three Israelis were reportedly injured. However, if you only got your news from Al Jazeera, you’d hear a different story: Of course, even they have to admit in the article that the Palestinians that were killed in the attack just so happened to be the gunmen, but not before writing this as their sub-headline:
“Israeli police shoot dead three Palestinian subjects after they allegedly open fire on Israelis near Al Aqsa compound.”
“Allegedly,” as if there’s room to debate that these Palestinian terrorists didn’t shoot up the Old City. This isn’t the first time that Al Jazeera tried spinning a terrorist attack to make Palestinians as the Continue reading "Al Jazeera Paints Palestinian Gunmen As The Victims in Latest Terrorist Attack in Israel (Again)"

Lebanon Bans Wonder Woman in Protest of Israeli Star Gal Gadot

Screen Shot 2017-05-31 at 2.40.44 PM Some Lebanese people may be doing some movie pirating soon. Hours before the movie was about to hit theaters, Wonder Woman was officially banned by Lebanon, The Los Angeles Times reports. Under pressure from the group called Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel, the Lebanese government’s Ministry of Economy and Trade blocked the film because the star, Gal Gadot, is Israeli. Lebanon bars entry from Israeli citizens or anyone with an Israeli stamp in their passports into the country. But the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which introduced Gadot as Wonder Woman, was shown in Lebanon, and was the a box office hit in the country last year. Furious 7, another movie featuring Gadot, was also permitted to be screened. Wonder Woman hits theaters in America on Friday, and is already getting rave reviews.

‘Not Gonna Happen’: Marco Rubio Says Trump’s Israel-Palestine Peace Efforts Unlikely to Succeed

Speaking Tuesday at Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, President Donald Trump said that a peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians is achievable. But soon after his remarks, one of his 2016 Republican Presidential rivals threw cold water on the idea. Appearing on New Day Tuesday, Marco Rubio said that while Trump’s efforts constitute a “noble endeavor,” they are unlikely to bear fruit. “The fundamental problem we have here is the definition of peace,” Rubio said. “How do you define peace? If peace means Israel can no longer retain their Jewish state or give up control of Jerusalem, if that’s peace, that’s not gonna happen.” Trump, in his address, did not minimize the difficulty of coming to terms on a pact. But he did state his belief that it could happen. “Making peace…will not be easy, we all know that,” Trump said. “Both sides will face tough decisions, but with Continue reading "‘Not Gonna Happen’: Marco Rubio Says Trump’s Israel-Palestine Peace Efforts Unlikely to Succeed"

Trump: I ‘Never Mentioned’ Israel in Talk With Russian Officials

President Donald Trump told reporters during a photo-op with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu that he never mentioned “Israel” during his controversial meeting with Russian officials. Trump reportedly divulged highly classified Israeli intelligence on an ISIS plot to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House in early May, a flub that was widely derided and raised concerns amongst Israeli officials. Following a photo-op with Netanyahu Monday, Trump made sure to tell reporters that he never mentioned the intelligence came from Israel in his meeting with Sergey Kislyak and Segey Lavrov. “Folks, folks, just so you understand, just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name Israel during that conversation,” Trump said. Of course, reports detailing what Continue reading "Trump: I ‘Never Mentioned’ Israel in Talk With Russian Officials"