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  • Trump's Embassy Decision Stands Up to Arab Intimidation

    12/06/2017 12:40:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | Dec 06, 2017 | Luis Fleischman
    President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, beginning the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, has prompted warnings of Arab violence. The concern is that the move may undermine the chances of advancing peace efforts. King Abdullah of Jordan warned of the "dangerous repercussions" of such a move and Mahmoud Abbas warned of the consequences that such step may have on the peace process, as well as the overall stability of the region. These arguments were echoed by several countries including Turkey, Egypt, and Syria. France decalred that such an issue should...
  • Dems blast Trump for Jerusalem decision despite past support

    12/06/2017 12:40:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    Some of the top congressional Democrats blasting President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. Embassy there have in fact supported that very position in the past. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., penned a letter to the president last week, urging him not to move the embassy. Feinstein’s letter said the move would “spark violence, further alienate the United States and undermine the prospects of a two-state solution.” “The future of Jerusalem is an issue that should be decided by Israel and the Palestinians, not unilaterally by the United States,” Feinstein wrote. -- snip...
  • Trump Right to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

    12/06/2017 12:16:19 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    newsmax ^ | Dec 06, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    Sometimes it is hard to do the right thing, but that doesn’t make it any less right. Such is the case with President Donald Trump's announcement that the United States will be moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. For far too many decades, both the United States and the rest of the world have played a silly game by pretending that Jerusalem is somehow not the legitimate capital of the state of Israel. Now that Donald Trump is in the White House he has done what Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama were unwilling to do:...
  • Frustration and fury among Arabs at Trump's Jerusalem declaration

    12/06/2017 9:18:37 AM PST · by ColdOne · 80 replies ^ | 12/6/17 | Mostafa Salem, Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Ellen Francis
    “It incites feelings of anger among all Muslims and threatens world peace,” said Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, Imam of Egypt’s al-Azhar mosque, one of Islam’s most important institutions. “The gates of hell will be opened in the West before the East,” he added, warning of the possible reaction.
  • Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

    12/06/2017 10:39:52 AM PST · by Wuli · 136 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/6/2017 | By Felicia Schwartz and Dion Nissenbaum in Washington and Rory Jones in Tel Aviv
    ‘Time to Officially Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel:’ Trump Recognition in the Interest of U.S. and Mideast Peace, Trump Says Trump Directs State Department to Begin Process of Moving U.S. Embassy U.S. Would Support ‘Two-State Solution’ to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Trump Says Trump Says U.S. Not Taking Position on Final Status Issues Trump Says U.S. Will Work for an Agreement that Satisfies Israelis, Palestinians President Trump Asks Regional Leaders to Join U.S. in Mideast Peace Push
  • Palestinians: Three days of rage over Trump's decision on Jerusalem

    12/06/2017 8:48:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    jpost ^ | 12/5/17 | YASSER OKBI/MAARIV
    The Palestinian factions announced three days of rage from Wednesday to Friday in protest of US President Donald Trump's announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv. The Palestinian factions called President Trump's policy "political blackmail, which would destroy his ability to achieve regional or colonialist achievements in the region."
  • Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, forge ahead with moving US Embassy

    12/05/2017 8:10:42 PM PST · by Lera · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/5/17 | Alex Pappas
    President Trump on Wednesday will order the State Department to begin moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, senior administration officials said, a move that fulfills a campaign promise made to religious conservatives but one that could inflame tensions across the Middle East. In his announcement, Trump will say that the U.S. government recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. One official described it as an "honest" acknowledgement of a "seven-decade old fact." “While President Trump recognizes that the status of Jerusalem is a highly sensitive issue, he does not think it will be resolved by...
  • Move the Embassy to Jerusalem

    12/05/2017 6:21:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American ^ | December 5, 2017 | Rovvy Lepor
    In order to test whether a peace settlement is possible between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, the U.S. embassy must be relocated to Jerusalem as soon as possible. Close to 25 years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, it appears that Israel and the PA are no closer to peace. It is high time that the U.S. takes a different path to test whether the PA is ready to make true peace with Israel or whether this long-winded peace process is no more than a seemingly endless charade. Israel has repeatedly taken actions in its quest for peace, including...
  • Report: Trump ‘Frustrated’ With Aides Opposing Jerusalem Embassy Move

    12/04/2017 9:47:08 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Dec 2017 | DEBORAH DANAN
    TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump reportedly became “agitated and exasperated” at the lack of action on his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, with sources telling the Washington Post that the White House may compromise by formally declaring Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital. According to the report, a meeting was convened between senior national security aides with the expected outcome that Trump would once again sign the biannual waiver postponing the embassy move. The Washington Post reported: Over a discussion that lasted nearly an hour, Trump, who stayed longer than expected, became agitated and exasperated at...
  • Trump to deliver speech declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel: Report

    12/02/2017 9:48:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, December 1, 2017 | Sally Persons
    President Trump plans to give a speech next week naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to an Axios report published Friday. The report cites a “White House spokesman” who told the news outlet that Mr. Trump always planned to address the matter, but he has been waiting for the right time to make the announcement. The speech is currently slated for Wednesday. “The President has always said it is a matter of when, not if. The President is still considering options and we have nothing to announce,” the spokesman told Axios.
  • Egyptian News Reveals Minutes Of Palestinian Authority Meeting With Kerry,Rice,Coordination On 2334

    12/31/2016 1:50:03 PM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 12-30-16
    Egyptian Daily Close To Egyptian Intelligence Reveals Minutes Of Secret Palestinian Authority Meeting With John Kerry, Susan Rice; U.S.-Palestinian Coordination On UNSC 2334; Rice Says Trump Administration's Policy Will Be 'Dangerous' In mid-December 2016, a Palestinian Authority (PA) delegation met in Washington with officials from the outgoing Obama administration for secret talks. On December 27, the Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Sabi', which is close to Egyptian intelligence services, published an exposé of the minutes of the secret talks. According to the report, by Ahmed Gomaa, the Palestinian delegation included PLO Executive Committee secretary and negotiating team leader Saeb Erekat; Palestinian...
  • Trump plans to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel

    12/01/2017 2:55:58 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 31 replies ^ | 12/1/17 | ANDREW RESTUCCIA
    resident Donald Trump and his senior aides are preparing for a Wednesday announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to a senior administration official. The official said the specifics of the announcement are still in flux, adding that the White House is considering having Trump unveil the plan during a speech at the National Defense University in Washington.
  • White House Considering Plan for Relocating Embassy in Israel

    11/30/2017 1:41:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/30/17 | Felicia Schwartz and Andrew Ackerman
    The Trump administration is considering a plan to formally recognize Jerusalem as the “undivided” capital of Israel and to move the U.S. Embassy there in the future, U.S. officials said, steps that could trigger Palestinian protests and imperil the restart of a long-stalled peace process. The Trump administration has begun notifying U.S. embassies overseas about the plan so envoys can inform their host governments and prepare for possible protests. Officials said the plans weren’t final, however, and the U.S. was working through additional legal and policy considerations. A formal announcement could come as early as next week, the officials said....
  • Reports: The U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem is Happening

    11/29/2017 2:32:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | November 29, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Israeli media is reporting the U.S. Embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is imminent.  Israeli officials  are reportedly expecting US President Donald Trump to make a landmark announcement in the coming days regarding the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognizing the highly-sensitive holy city as Israel’s capital, according to a local TV report on Wednesday. The report comes just a day after Trump’s vice-president Mike Pence stated that the President was “actively considering” how and when to move the US embassy. According to the Hadashot report, the move could take place as soon...
  • Pence: Trump 'actively considering' moving embassy in Israel

    11/29/2017 5:21:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-28-17
    Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump is "actively considering when and how" to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a decision opposed by the Palestinians. Pence was speaking at a New York City event Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations vote that led to the founding of Israel. Trump in June backed off a campaign pledge on the embassy move as his Mideast envoy sought to reinvigorate peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The Trump administration is facing an upcoming deadline on whether to move the embassy. The White House...
  • 2 Men Arrested “Scouting” Areas… Their Ties Will Make You Shake (Hizballa)

    06/19/2017 2:45:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies ^ | JUNE 18, 2017 | TIFFANI GREY
    Two Middle East immigrants in the United States have been arrested in connection with terrorist activities after the FBI found out their chilling ties to the terrorist organization known as Hezbollah. This is a wake-up call to every American. According to a news release from United States Attorney’s Office, District of New York, “Ali Kourani and Samer El Debek, a/k/a ‘Samer Eldebek,’ were arrested on Thursday, June 1, 2017, on charges related to their alleged activities on behalf of Hizballah[sic], a designated foreign terrorist organization. “ Kourani was reportedly living in the Bronx in New York, while Eldebek was living...
  • U.S. Suspends Visa Applications from Turkey

    10/09/2017 5:59:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The U.S. embassy in Turkey announced Sunday that it has suspended all non-immigrant visa services to Turkish citizens “effective immediately.”“Recent events have forced the United States government to reassess the commitment of the government of Turkey to the security of U.S. Mission facilities and personnel,” the embassy said in a statement. In response, the Turkish government suspended visas for Americans, using much of the same language the U.S. embassy used in its statement.
  • US suspends all non-immigrant visa services in Turkey

    10/08/2017 1:46:30 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    Hurriyet ^ | 10-8-17 | Hurriyet
    The U.S. Embassy in Ankara on Oct. 8 announced that it had suspended all non-immigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey. "Recent events have forced the United States Government to reassess the commitment of the Government of Turkey to the security of US Mission facilities and personnel. In order to minimize the number of visitors to our Embassy and Consulates while this assessment proceeds, effective immediately we have suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey," the Embassy said in a statement issued on its Twitter account. Statement from the U.S. Mission to Turkey...
  • 5 Dead, 8 Injured In Kabul Explosion Near U.S. Embassy

    08/29/2017 9:48:00 AM PDT · by vikingd00d · 12 replies
    One America News Network ^ | August 29, 2017 | OAN Newsroom
    At least five people are dead and eight injured following an explosion near the U.S. Embassy in the Afghan capital of Kabul. An explosion was set off at the entrance of a bank near Massoud Square Tuesday, which is an area that houses the U.S. Embassy and several other diplomatic buildings. The attack occurred while many people were trying to withdraw money for the upcoming Muslim holiday. While no one has yet to claim responsibility, unconfirmed reports say the explosion was set off by a suicide bomber.
  • U.S. Provides Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Hezbollah-Linked Lebanese Army

    08/17/2017 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 17 August 2017 | Edwin Mora
    The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon has announced that President Donald Trump’s administration has delivered military equipment to the Hezbollah-linked Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), namely Bradley Fighting Vehicles. “It will provide the Lebanese Armed Forces with new capabilities to protect Lebanon, to protect its borders, and to fight terrorists,” declared Elizabeth Richard, the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, referring to the U.S.-supplied military vehicles. “Over the next several months, the Army will undergo intensive training on how to operate and maintain this new, very sophisticated combat system.” “I am pleased to once again demonstrate our long-term commitment to Lebanon, and our support...