Rudy Giuliani, who seems to believe his role regarding President Donald Trump‘s administration is larger than reality would suggest, walked back a recent claim that he was privy to Jared Kushner‘s super-secret Middle East peace plan. In an interview with Globes published Tuesday and translated by Haaretz, Giuliani claims to have insider knowledge of the proposed solution for the age-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I saw the plan,” he told Globes. “Theoretically, this is a plan with pure logic. It is difficult to say this, but we must focus on the fact that the change must be made on the Palestinian side, and it is the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and Fatah that must stop terror. Because if they want to continue to take the path of terrorism they will never be a state.” However, according to The New York Times, after telling Israeli reporters he had access Continue reading "Giuliani Said He Saw Kushner’s Secret Middle East Peace Deal. He Didn’t."
On Friday night, the Real Time panel tackled the newly-opened U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Bill Maher began the conversation that the embassy move “caused a riot” in the Gaza Strip, but New York Times columnist Bari Weiss refuted his assertion, saying that the riots “weren’t caused by the embassy move.” “No, I said they were linked,” Maher clarified. “But they’re not!” Weiss shot back. “When Hamas attacked Israel in 2008, when Hamas attacked Israel in 2012, and when they had attacked Israel in 2014, the embassy was in Tel Aviv all of those times, okay?” Weiss elaborated that these protests were taking place for six weeks and that they “intentionally” moved up the date to coincide with the embassy opening so that everyone would be “disgusted and heartbroken” when seeing the side-by-side of Ivanka Trump “looking like she was at a country club” next to “poor, Continue reading "Maher Calls Out The ‘Hypocrisy’ of Israel Critics: ‘Where Would You Rather Live in The Middle East?’"
Any person capable of emotion is saddened by any loss of life, especially innocent life. But when it comes to the media’s coverage of the violence that took place at the Gaza Strip this week, not only are they giving inaccurate information, they’re being dishonest or just completely naive. Its nothing new when it comes to coverage of Israel; some on the left including many in media, portray the Jewish State as a sort of unprovoked oppressor of the Palestinians. The New York Times ran the headline “Israel Kills Dozens at the Gaza Border as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem,” painting Israel as a sort of sociopathic killer for the concurrence of the two events. Much of the media’s blame for the violence this week was placed on the Trump administration despite the fact it’s been going on for months (or years if you really want to be Continue reading "The Media’s Awful Coverage of the Gaza Violence is Precisely the Propaganda Hamas Desires"
American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp and radio talk show host Richard Fowler had a fiery debate about the moving of the US embassy in Jerusalem and the protests that took place in the Gaza Strip. Shannon Bream began the discussion on the recent coverage that has put blame on the Trump administration for the deadly violence that broke out at the Israeli border as the ceremony commemorating the opening of the US embassy took place Monday. Schlapp wasn’t surprised by the coverage, insisting they’d rather blame the Israeli government or President Trump‘s foreign policy instead of the “terrorists” that want to destroy Israel. “There was never going to be a time we can actually keep our promise, which every president has made since Bill Clinton, to move this embassy without problems associated — most people said it was going to start World War III,” Schlapp told Bream. “It’s Continue reading "Matt Schlapp, Richard Fowler Clash Over Israel/Gaza Media Coverage: ‘This is Absurd!’"
The View co-host Joy Behar said Tuesday that “maybe” Donald Trump‘s administration doesn’t really want peace in the Middle East, despite the president claiming yesterday that’s his number one goal. The ladies of The View weighed in Tuesday on the U.S. officially moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thereby officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the Israel. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said she thinks Israelis and Palestinians “can and should” live together on the same land. Goldberg also stated that the U.S. moving its embassy sent the “wrong message” to Palestinians that America “doesn’t care what they think.” Sunny Hostin later weighed in on the controversial “hot topic,” saying that “if you want true peace in the Middle East, which is what [White House Senior Adviser] Jared Kushner was supposed to be working towards, you cannot have peace, and a peace process without Continue reading "Joy Behar Suggests Trump Administration Doesn’t ‘Really Want’ Middle East Peace"
Ambassador Nikki Haley gave a speech at the United Nations on Tuesday, doubling down on the White House’s position that Hamas was entirely responsible for yesterday’s violent outbreak in the Gaza strip. After dozens of Palestinians were killed and thousands were injured near the Israeli border, the Trump Administration insisted Hamas was to blame for the “gruesome and unfortunate propaganda attempt.” Haley noted Hamas’ track record of antagonizing Israeli security forces and eventually declared that “no country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has.” “Let’s remember that the Hamas terrorist organization has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy,” Haley said. “Make no mistake, Hamas is pleased with the results from yesterday.” Indications suggest that some the demonstrators in Gaza were protesting the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. However, Haley said today that Continue reading "Nikki Haley Blames Hamas for Gaza Violence, Defends Israel: No Country ‘Would Act With More Restraint’"
Fox News’ Howard Kurtz criticized both The New York Times and the New York Daily News for coverage of the deadly violence in Gaza yesterday. Anchor Sandra Smith said a Times article “failed to mention the Hamas militants disguised as protesters who Israel blames for firing up tensions until the 42nd paragraph.” Kurtz called it “a problem for journalism that goes beyond the New York Times,” saying the confrontation was “orchestrated by Hamas” and the media is downplaying that angle. Smith brought up the Daily News‘ “Daddy’s Little Ghoul” cover, referring to Ivanka Trump‘s presence in Israel for the embassy opening as the violence was going on. “I find that cover to the utterly pathetic,” Kurtz said. “We know that the Daily News hates President Trump, hates Jared and Ivanka, apparently isn’t a big fan of Israel as well.” Kurtz defended Ivanka and Jared Continue reading "Fox News’ Howard Kurtz Slams NY Daily News ‘Daddy’s Little Ghoul’ Cover as ‘Utterly Pathetic’"