Anne Gearan, The Washington Post Published 8:44 am PDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 NEW YORK - President Donald Trump hopes to release his Mideast peace plan within two to four months and conclude a deal between Israel and the Palestinians, if one can be made, during his first term in office, he said Wednesday. Sitting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump said he prefers an outcome that gives Palestinians a separate state. That is the most specific Trump has been about what he wants to help negotiate. "I like two-state solution," Trump said. "That's what I think works best." A separate Palestinian state alongside Israel has been the stated goal of U.S. peacemaking efforts for two decades, but the Trump administration had until now declined to endorse it. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting the European Union, praised U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as his country's … [Read more...] about Trump endorses separate Palestinian state as goal of Mideast peace talks
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Since President Donald Trump entered the White House, hardly a day has gone by without Israel receiving a warning from a Democratic politician or a liberal American Jewish leader that it had better curb its enthusiasm and be reticent in its support for Trump and his policies. The partisan split is clear. A Pew survey of American support for Israel in January noted a great and growing gap in partisan support for the Jewish state. 79 percent of Republicans support Israel against the Palestinians. Only 27 percent of Democrats do.The latest warning came this week. Ambassador Dennis Ross, the former U.S. mediator for the peace talks between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), told the Jerusalem Post that Israel needs to watch out. “Given the strong opposition by Democrats to Trump,” Ross warned, “Israel risks getting caught up in that conflict,” he told the Post. “There will be a post-Trump U.S. … Israel risks a backlash … [Read more...] about Caroline Glick: Democrats Reject Israel Because They Reject American Nationalism
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics A new road sign indicating the way to the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem is set up on May 7. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images) by Anne Gearan and Ruth Eglash by Anne Gearan and Ruth Eglash Email the author May 12 at 11:31 AM Email the author President Trump has been telling friendly audiences that he is proudly fulfilling a campaign promise with the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, and that his real estate savvy is already saving the taxpayers a buck on the new location. A campaign rally crowd gave Trump lengthy applause when he said the new embassy will open Monday, and on the cheap. “I said, ‘how … [Read more...] about Trump’s decision to open Jerusalem embassy complicates promise to seek peace in the region
THE United Nations voted overwhelmingly against the US President's highly controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017. As the US Embassy in Tel Aviv prepares to move to Jerusalem, here's what you need to know about Donald Trump's decision and which UN members backed the US. What is the capital of Israel? Israel claims that Jerusalem is its capital, but this is not internationally recognised. This is because the ancient city is also the proclaimed capital of the State of Palestine, with its status one of the core questions at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A 1949 treaty following the Arab-Israeli war divided Jerusalem into two sections with the western half controlled by Israel, and the eastern half controlled by Jordan. Although Israel captured and annexed the entire city during the 1967 Six-Day War, East Jerusalem – containing the famous Old City – is still claimed by Palestine. With many in the international … [Read more...] about Is Jerusalem the capital of Israel and why is Donald Trump moving the US embassy there from Tel Aviv?
World Israel Gaza Palestine President Donald Trump’s advisor on Israel-Palestinian negotiations said the U.S. would offer “an outstretched hand” to Gaza—but only when the Hamas leadership “renounces violence and ceases to threaten its neighbors.”Dozens were killed and hundreds more injured during several protests at the Gaza-Israel border after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) opened fire, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.The IDF said it was responding to violent riots and attempted “terror attacks” by those trying to force their way through the border.Jason D. Greenblatt is the Trump Organization’s former chief lawyer, appointed by the president in 2016 to lead on international negotiations involving the U.S., including peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities.Recommended Slideshows51In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World44In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to … [Read more...] about Trump’s Israel Advisor Says U.S. Will Help Gaza When Hamas Renounces Violence