“The officials say Trump told Netanyahu that until now the three European powers only proposed ‘cosmetic changes’ that he doesn’t find satisfactory. Trump said he demands ‘significant changes’ in the Iran deal itself and not simply the addition of a supplemental agreement between the U.S. and the European countries, according to the officials.”Additionally, Trump threatened to pull-out of the Iran deal Continue reading "Trump Reportedly Promised Netanyahu He Will Leave Iran Deal Unless ‘Significant Changes’ Are Made"
President Donald Trump reportedly informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US will not be flexible with European powers in negotiating changes to the stipulations and limitations around Iran’s nuclear program. According to Axios, senior Israeli officials claim the president will not work with Germany, France, and the United Kingdom on the Iran deal unless harder measures are taken to ensure the Middle Eastern country does not obtain nuclear weapons by his May 12th deadline to change the agreement. Axios reported the following today:
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, long before he infamously lost on Jeopardy! to a comedian, was once a serious advocate for the rights of Israel. This was back in the halcyon days of the 1980s when the sports cars were red and the action stars were muscular. Blitzer appeared during a debate with Norman G. Finkelstein in 1989, back when the Situation Room was just a twinkle in his eye. Blitzer, after all, started his career as the Washington correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, moving on to contribute pieces to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) before being hired by CNN in 1990. Wow. He’s been at the network for nearly 30 years. Here is what he had to say about Israel, as it pertains to sovereignty and its many squabbles with neighboring Palestine. “Look, we can go back and we can argue over the birth of Israel,” he said, proving Continue reading "TBT: Here Is a Fresh-Faced Wolf Blitzer Passionately Defending Israel at a 1980s Debate"
President Donald Trump laid down something of an ultimatum in his Middle East peace efforts, warning Israel and Palestine that coming to the table for negotiations is now or never. Trump told Israeli paper Israel Hayom that his upcoming peace plan – the details of which are entirely unknown as of yet – is the “only opportunity” for Israel and Palestine to make a deal. “I think it is very foolish for the Palestinians and I also think it would be very foolish for the Israelis if they don’t make a deal,” Trump said. “It will never happen after this.” He also noted that he thinks the Palestinians “are not looking to make peace,” which may be a blanket statement that acknowledges the tumult and upheaval the region has experienced, in part, due to restrictive Israeli policies, but more likely refers to a perceived inherent stubbornness, by Trump, about Continue reading "Trump: Israeli-Palestinian Deal ‘Will Never Happen After This’, But Countries ‘Not Looking to Make Peace’"
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President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a press conference in which Bibi praised the president for the steps he’s taken to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. “I want to express the appreciation of the people of Israel to you,” Netanyahu said to Trump, shaking his hand. The two discussed the difficult process of speaking to the UN about their decision – one that the vast majority of countries disagree with. Trump then discussed the funds that the United States allocates to Palestine and threatened to stop providing it unless Palestine will “sit down and negotiate peace.” This was a strange turn of events given that no one has been apprised of any kind of peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine — let alone talks facilitated by the United States. “That money is on the table, that money is not going to them … Continue reading "Trump Threatens Aid to Palestine in Davos Talk With Netanyahu: ‘The Money is On the Table’"
A model has stepped down from a L’Oréal ad campaign after it was revealed that she had penned several harshly worded anti-Israel tweets in 2014. Model Amena Khan made history earlier this month when she became the first woman wearing a hijab to appear an in advertisement for hair care, on behalf of L’Oréal Paris. Then, someone found tweets she posted several years ago, per the Jerusalem Post, in which she referred to Israelis as “child murderers,” among other insults. She also called Israel a “sinister state,” an “illegal state” and hoped for the country to be defeated. Other tweets found the model accused Israel of committing “Torture. Murder. Rape. Genocide” and, quite falsely, noting that “Orthodox Jews themselves condemn the actions of Israel.” Khan has since apologized for the original tweets, saying that she stepped down “because the current conversations surrounding it detract from the positive and inclusive sentiment Continue reading "L’Oréal Model Steps Down After Series of Anti-Israel Tweets Surface"
Vice President Mike Pence’s whirlwind tour of the Middle East continues, with the VP stopping in Israel to talk up President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that the U.S. Embassy would be moved to Jerusalem. Now, the VP and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver a joint statement live at 1:05 p.m. EST What will the two discuss? The embassy’s move to Jerusalem, no doubt, which has sped up its timeline for completion, with Pence saying it could be in place sometime during 2019. The pair is also likely to tout the continued friendship between the two nations and steps that could be taken to strengthen those bonds. Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: VP Pence and Israeli PM Netanyahu Deliver Joint Remarks"