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U.S. Reverses Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama Policy Declaring Israeli Settlements ‚Illegal‘

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. had reversed the policy of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, who declared Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria (the „West Bank“) illegal.

Netanyahu: There Will Be No Palestinian State

TEL AVIV – The U.S. is fully aware of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s flat rejection of the creation of a Palestinian state along with his plans to annex West Bank settlements, the Israeli premier said on Monday.

Report: Trump Peace Plan Would Recognize Palestinian State With Capital in Eastern Jerusalem

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R) welcomes US counterpart Donald Trump to the West Bank town of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017
TEL AVIV – The Trump administration’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will likely include U.S. and international recognition of a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem, the London-based Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Wednesday.

Obama: ‘I’m Basically a Liberal Jew’

Former President Barack Obama told a Jewish congregation in Manhattan that he is „basically a liberal Jew“ as he defended his administration’s record on Israel and his decision to criticize Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria.

EXCLUSIVE: U.N. Secretary-General’s Report to Slam Israel over ‘Impact’ of Settlements on Palestinians

The United Nations is preparing to release yet another anti-Israel report, blaming Israeli settlements for a host of Palestinian grievances for everything from excessive use of force to building parks on the West Bank so as to „entrench“ Israeli prese…

Jordan to Israel: Withdraw From West Bank And Arabs States Will Guarantee Security

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TEL AVIV – Jordan’s Foreign Minister said Saturday that Arab countries would ensure Israel’s security in a future peace deal with the Palestinians as long as it withdraws from the West Bank.

Elliott Abrams: Trump, Netanyahu ‘Reset’ U.S.-Israel Relations

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TEL AVIV – The meeting between President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked a “symbolic reset of relations” after eight years of „tension“ between the two countries, a top American foreign policy expert said on Friday.

Restored: 5 Ways Trump, Netanyahu Improved U.S.-Israel Relations

U.S.-Israel relations were restored to their customary warmth, while Trump and Netanyahu also indicated five new directions for future policy.

Knesset Bill Proposes Annexing All Jerusalem-Area Settlements

Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a hardline campaigner for Jewish prayer rights at the al-Aqsa mosque compound, gives a press conference at Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem, on November 24, 2014.
TEL AVIV – A new bill to annex the settlements around Jerusalem will be submitted to the Knesset this week, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Palestinian Authority Media Likens Trump to Hamas

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Trump says that if heís elected president, heíll know within six months whether he can achieve an elusive peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians, one of the worldís most vexing challenges. But the Republican presidential candidate says he has doubts about each sideís commitment to the peace process. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
TEL AVIV – The American people made a historic mistake in democratically electing President Donald Trump just as the Germans did when they elected Hitler and Gaza Palestinians did with their election of Hamas, a Palestinian columnist said, joining a chorus of Palestinian commentators who are slamming the new president as a „fascist,“ „lunatic,“ and „megalomaniac.“