Top Stories

Trump bumbles across the Middle East - Palladium-Item

Trump bumbles across the Middle EastPalladium-ItemPresident Trump arrived in Jerusalem this week with a most curious bit of information for Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. “We just got back from the Middle East,” Trump announced. “We just got back from Saudi Arabia.” At this, the Israeli ambassador ...and more »

Trump says Netanyahu, Abbas assured him they are ready for peace - i24NEWS (press release) (registration);

Trump says Netanyahu, Abbas assured him they are ready for peace - i24NEWS (press release) (registration)

i24NEWS (press release) (registration)Trump says Netanyahu, Abbas assured him they are ready for peacei24NEWS (press release) (registration)In a final speech wrapping up his first foreign tour Saturday, US president Donald Trump again expressed hope for restarting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, stating that both leaders told him they were ready to “reach for peace,” and ...and more »

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk - WECT-TV6;

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk - WECT-TV6

WECT-TV6Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talkWECT-TV6(Stephen Crowley/The New York Times via AP, Pool). President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump greets French President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron before a concert by the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra.and more »

Commentary: Dare I say it: Trump did something right - Verde Independent;

Commentary: Dare I say it: Trump did something right - Verde Independent

Verde IndependentCommentary: Dare I say it: Trump did something rightVerde IndependentWASHINGTON -- A terrible thing happened this week. No, not one of the same old terrible things -- wars in Syria and Afghanistan or terrorist bombings in big cities -- but a new terrible thing. President Donald J. Trump, he of the loose lips that sink ...and more »

Forget negotiations, Israelis and Palestinians need an intervention - +972 Magazine;

Forget negotiations, Israelis and Palestinians need an intervention - +972 Magazine

+972 MagazineForget negotiations, Israelis and Palestinians need an intervention+972 MagazineWhen both sides aren't ready to make concessions, when one side gets to decide who sits at the table and who sits in jail, negotiations are bound to fail. It is time for the international community to mediate. By Mossi Raz. U.S. president Donald Trump ...and more »

The Latest: Trump recaps trip before returning to Washington - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer;

The Latest: Trump recaps trip before returning to Washington - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus Ledger-EnquirerThe Latest: Trump recaps trip before returning to WashingtonColumbus Ledger-EnquirerPresident Donald Trump is recapping his first foreign trip and saluting U.S. military personnel at an event before he returns to Washington. The nine-day trip — Trump's first as president — took him to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Belgium, along with a ...and more »

US grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu - ClickLancashire;

US grants Israel extra defence aid: Netanyahu - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireUS grants Israel extra defence aid: NetanyahuClickLancashireJust a few weeks before Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom used its influence to persuade its allies on the UN Security Council, Egypt and Senegal, to block a move to add the Saudi ISIS affiliate to the UN's list of terrorist groups. American ...and more »

Pakistan Is The Key To Better Iran And Saudi Arabia Relations - ValueWalk;

Pakistan Is The Key To Better Iran And Saudi Arabia Relations - ValueWalk

ValueWalkPakistan Is The Key To Better Iran And Saudi Arabia RelationsValueWalkThe Pakistani Chief of Army Staff is reportedly making an urgent trip to Iran as tensions are rising. After Iran fired five mortar shells into Pakistan last Sunday in response to Islamabad's participation in a summit led by U.S. President Donald Trump ...and more »

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash with Police at Jerusalem Old City Gate - pppFocus

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Clash with Police at Jerusalem Old City GatepppFocusTrump had arrived in Bethlehem by motorcade, crossing a checkpoint at Israel's controversial separation wall, and was greeted by Abbas and other dignitaries outside the city's presidential palace. The latest round of peace talks in 2014, involving ...and more »

The Latest: White House refuses to address Kushner reports - Idaho Press-Tribune;

The Latest: White House refuses to address Kushner reports - Idaho Press-Tribune

Idaho Press-TribuneThe Latest: White House refuses to address Kushner reportsIdaho Press-Tribune... × We encourage you to log in if you are a subscriber. You won't get surveys, and you'll also get more benefits. log in or Subscribe now! The Latest: White House refuses to address Kushner reports. Jonathan Ernst. U.S. President Donald Trump and ...and more »

US President Donald Trump's statement on Saudi Arabia not a surprise - The Sydney Morning Herald;

US President Donald Trump's statement on Saudi Arabia not a surprise - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning HeraldUS President Donald Trump's statement on Saudi Arabia not a surpriseThe Sydney Morning HeraldFor a moment I was perplexed when I heard that US President Donald Trump had told Saudi King Salman that the United States and Saudi Arabia shared the same values. Then it dawned on me: both support capital punishment, although the Saudis prefer ...and more »

Milbank: Trump writes a comic chapter as an innocent abroad - The Columbian;

Milbank: Trump writes a comic chapter as an innocent abroad - The Columbian

The ColumbianMilbank: Trump writes a comic chapter as an innocent abroadThe ColumbianDana Milbank is a columnist for The Washington Post Writers Group. Email: [email protected] President Trump arrived in Jerusalem this week with a most curious bit of information for Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. “We just got back from the ...and more »

We Fact-Checked the Trump Administration's Statements About the Middle East, Medicaid, and Education Funding - TeenVogue.com;

We Fact-Checked the Trump Administration's Statements About the Middle East, Medicaid, and Education Funding - TeenVogue.com

TeenVogue.comWe Fact-Checked the Trump Administration's Statements About the Middle East, Medicaid, and Education FundingTeenVogue.comThis week, President Donald Trump traveled to the Middle East and shifted from his campaign promise to Israel, one of the United States' closest allies in the Middle East. Back in January 2016, Trump said "they want it in Jerusalem," referring to ...and more »

A (mostly) presidential Trump on display while abroad - Boston.com;

A (mostly) presidential Trump on display while abroad - Boston.com

Boston.comA (mostly) presidential Trump on display while abroadBoston.comWASHINGTON — Candidate Donald Trump demanded a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslim immigration and blamed 9/11 on Saudi Arabia. He labeled the pope “disgraceful,” tweeted an anti-Semitic image, and called Brussels “a hellhole.” But during ...and more »

Trump's Arms Deal Ignores Saudi Support for Terror, Repression - US Senator - ClickLancashire;

Trump's Arms Deal Ignores Saudi Support for Terror, Repression - US Senator - ClickLancashire

ClickLancashireTrump's Arms Deal Ignores Saudi Support for Terror, Repression - US SenatorClickLancashireUpon his arrival to Israel on Monday from Iran's rival Saudi Arabia, Trump vowed that the Islamic Republic would never obtain nuclear weapons. He added that it was Iran's allies in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq that had been leading the fight against the ...and more »

US, Saudi Arabia do not share common values - Weatherford Democrat

US, Saudi Arabia do not share common valuesWeatherford DemocratPresident Trump, in the first major speech of his trip to the Middle East, discarded the politically correct rhetorical barrier to calling Islamist extremists what they are – Islamist extremists. Good for him. We spent eight years being lectured by ...and more »

Donald in Arabia: What did we learn from Trump's encounter with the Saudi monarchy? - Salon;

Donald in Arabia: What did we learn from Trump's encounter with the Saudi monarchy? - Salon

SalonDonald in Arabia: What did we learn from Trump's encounter with the Saudi monarchy?SalonWhat is there to be said about President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia that has not already been said? That the irony of a president who campaigned in large part on suspicion of Muslims would go to Saudi Arabia was astonishing? That the ...and more »

Feeling sorry for Iran? Not me - The Nation (blog);

Feeling sorry for Iran? Not me - The Nation (blog)

The Nation (blog)Feeling sorry for Iran? Not meThe Nation (blog)There is very little doubt that the US-Arab Summit was a vulgar display of power and malice on the part of Saudi Arabia and the United States primarily. There is also very little doubt that the conference where Pakistan had to ensure its attendance was ...and more »

Schwab: Donald in Arabia: Of bows, sword dances and arms deals - The Daily Herald

Schwab: Donald in Arabia: Of bows, sword dances and arms dealsThe Daily HeraldIn fifth grade, my teacher talked about how propaganda works: Reporting results of an automobile competition, he told us, Pravda, the Russian state newspaper, said a Russian car came in second while the American was next to last. There were two cars in ...and more »

Rubin: Israelis pleased, overall, with Trump visit - ClickLancashire

Rubin: Israelis pleased, overall, with Trump visitClickLancashireBethlehem - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his call for the establishment of a Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital during his 45-minute encounter with his American counterpart Donald Trump on Tuesday. Some 60 to 80 ...and more »