Tag: Israel

U.S. Blocks U.N. Probe into Civilian Deaths in Gaza [VIDEO]

The United States blocked a United Nations Security Council statement drafted Monday that called for an independent investigation into Monday’s killing of at least 58 Palestinians along the Israeli-Gaza border. The deaths, alongside some 2,700 people who were injured, made Monday the deadliest day in Gaza since 2014. The protests erupted on the same day…

America First Policy = America Alone?

Now that the adults have all left the White House, Trump is following his bull-in-the-china shop foreign policy tendencies and leaves the Iranian Nuclear agreement.  Yesterday, Trump broke with with European allies over the Iran agreement and Monday, Mr. Trump will break with Arab allies with the formal opening of an American Embassy in Jerusalem. …

Netanyahu Threatens War With Iran

“Israel will not allow Iran’s regime to put the noose of terror around our neck,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. “We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act, if necessary, not only against Iranian proxies that are attacking us but against Iran itself.” Netanyahu alleged Iran is attempting to…

Israeli Police Say Netanyahu Should Be Charged With Bribery & Fraud

The Israeli police recommended on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust, casting a pall over the future of a tenacious leader who has become almost synonymous with his country. The announcement instantly raised doubts about his ability to stay in office. Concluding a yearlong graft investigation,…

Pence Speaks At Israel’s Knesset After Public Scolding In Jordan

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Israel late Sunday after tense meetings with the leaders of Jordan and Egypt, who publicly scolded him for President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jordan’s King Abdullah II gave Pence a “candid and frank” talk about the U.S. decision, warning it would likely exacerbate…

Trump Announces U.S. Will Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

On Wednesday, President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, upending decades of U.S. diplomacy in the region. The U.S. embassy in Israel will remain in Tel Aviv for security purposes for the next six months. The decision is extremely controversial, fulfilling a campaign promise Trump made while angering U.S. allies abroad. Saudi Arabia’s King…

U.S. And Israel Pull Out Of UNESCO Over ‘Anti-Israel’ Bias

The Trump administration announced Thursday that is pulling the United States out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, because of its “anti-Israel” bias. Israel withdrew from the organization just hours after the U.S. made its announcement. The State Department said the U.S. will instead act as an observer…

Israeli Police: Netanyahu Is Suspect In Fraud Investigation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the subject of an investigation into allegations of “fraud, breach of trust, and bribes,” Israeli police have confirmed. Meanwhile, news broke early Friday that Netanyahu’s former chief of staff, Ari Harow, reached a deal with prosecutors to become a state’s witness in the corruption cases against Netanyahu. Netanyahu denies…

Trump Seems To Confirm Israel Was Source Of Intel He Gave Russians

President Trump on Monday seemed to confirm The New York Times’ report that Israel was the source of classified intelligence he revealed to Russian officials during an Oval Office visit several weeks ago. “I never mentioned the word or the name Israel. Never mentioned during that conversation,” he told reporters during a press availability with…

President Trump In Tel Aviv, Israel For Mideast Peace Talks

President Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia on Monday, for a 36-hour visit that includes a meeting in the West Bank with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Trump will also meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has scheduled a visit to the Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem and a 15-minute tour of Yad…

Report: Israel Was Source Of Secret Trump Intel

President Trump disclosed classified information provided by Israel during a talk with top Russian officials in the Oval Office, The New York Times reported Monday. As originally reported by the Washington Post, Trump shared the information with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week during their visit to the White House. According…

Trump To Visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican On First Foreign Trip

President Donald Trump will be traveling to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome in first foreign trip. Trump will meet with a “gathering” of Arab and Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia, before going on to meet leaders in Israel and finally the Pope in Rome. The trip is about “making sure the three faiths work together”…

Syria: ‘Israeli Strike’ Hits Near Damascus Airport [VIDEO]

Syrian state media claimed Thursday that an Israeli missile strike caused an explosion and fire at a military site near Damascus’s airport. However, Syrian rebel sources told the BBC that the target was an arms depot controlled by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement—an ally of the Assad regime that Israel has consistently targeted in its attempt to…

Intelligence Agencies To ‘Go Nuclear’ On Trump ‘Watch Him Die In Prison’

U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted what…

Trump: Flynn Was ‘Just Doing His Job’

President Donald Trump on Thursday said former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was “just doing his job” when he reportedly spoke numerous times with Russia’s ambassador about the sanctions levied on the country by the Obama administration, and then misled Vice President Mike Pence about those conversations. The president gave contradictory messages about Flynn, saying…

48 Jewish Community Centers Received Bomb Threats

The coordinated threats started on the East Coast and spread west two weeks ago, culminating in the evacuation of 14 centers on Tuesday. U.S. Jews insist the threats should not be dismissed just because no bombs have been found. 57 bomb threats to 48 Jewish centers around the United States were made throughout the month…

Israel PM Netanhayu & Trump To Meet On Wednesday [VIDEO]

PM Benjamin Netanhayu it’s on his way to Washington, where he plans to present Trump with Israel’s position on issues of vital interest, including Iran, Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I am going to Washington to have a very important meeting with President Trump and I will also be meeting with Vice President [Mike] Pence…

4 Dead in Jerusalem Truck Attack [VIDEO]

At least four people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured in a truck attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli officials said. A spokesperson for Israel’s foreign press described it as a “possible terrorist attack” which hit soldiers as they were getting off of a bus. The perpetrator was then shot. “He…

GOP Plans To Tear Down Obama’s Legacy As New 115th Congress Sworn In Today

The 115th Congress begins Tuesday with Republicans, set to control the House, Senate, and presidency for the first time since 2006, planning to start dismantling many Obama-era financial and environmental regulations, and undo parts of Obama’s signature healthcare reform law. President Obama is meeting with fellow Democrats on Wednesday to discuss how to prevent ObamaCare…

Trump On “Russia Mess”: We Should “Get On With Our Lives”

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed talk of sanctioning Russia for interfering in the presidential election, offering what sounded more like a post-breakup pep talk than anything else. “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” he told reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate. As for the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia…

Trump: The UN ‘Just A Club’ For People To ‘Have A Good Time’

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday afternoon took to Twitter to air his thoughts about the United Nations, calling the international diplomacy group “just a club for people to get together, talk, and have a good time.” Trump said the organization has “such great potential” but neglects to use it, saying the state of the U.N.…

Israel Moves Ahead With East Jerusalem Settlement Plan Despite UN Vote

Following the U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the building of settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the country is limiting its “work contacts” with 10 countries that voted in its favor. A spokesman explained Israel would curtail “travels of officials from Israel” to Britain, Russia, France, China,…

Israel Censures Ambassadors For UN Vote [VIDEO]

Israel has summoned ambassa-dors from countries that voted against for a United Nations resolution this week against settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The measure passed after the United States did not vote instead of vetoing the measure. “From the information that we have, we have no doubt that the Obama administration initiated…

US Abstains As UN Votes To End Israeli Settlements

The United Nations Security Council on Friday voted in favor of a resolution calling for the end of Israeli settlements. Fourteen of the body’s 15 member states voted in favor of the measure, while the United States abstained. In advance of the vote, Democratic and Republican lawmakers called on the Obama administration to block the…

Trump Urges Obama To Veto U.N. Resolution On Israeli Settlements

President-elect Donald J. Trump publicly pressured President Obama on Thursday to veto a United Nations resolution critical of Israel, the newly elected leaders most direct intervention in foreign policy during his transition to power. Mr. Trump called on the president to use the United States veto in the United Nations Security Council to block the…

Trump Picked Rigth Wing Hard-Liner David Friedman As AMB To Israel

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named far-right Israel supporter David Friedman as his pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel, a move that angered liberal U.S. Jewish groups. In a statement announcing his decision, Trump said he was confident Friedman would “maintain the special relationship between our two countries.” Friedman, a Long Island bankruptcy lawyer who…

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies [VIDEO]

Shimon Peres, who served as prime minister of Israel twice and as the country’s ninth president, died late Tuesday at the age of 93, two weeks after suffering a stroke. He was on a respirator in the hospital and his condition deteriorated. Peres was one of the architects of the Oslo peace accords that led…

Netanyahu To Meet Candidates On Sunday

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Sunday in separate meetings in New York, just a day before their first debate. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi also met with both candidates this past week in New York after vising for the UN’s annual gathering. Netanyahu wants to avoid…