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Language Lessons - Foreign Affairs

One of the most striking aspects of U.S. President Donald Trump's first months in office has been his focus on solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Trump has often referred to a peace agreement between the two antagonists as the “ultimate deal ...and more »

Charles Krauthammer: Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia - Deseret News

"Whom the gods would destroy, they first tempt to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict." — Irving Kristol. WASHINGTON — The quixotic American pursuit of Middle East peace is a perennial. It invariably fails, yet every administration feels compelled to ...and more »

Diplomat in chief: How did Trump do on his first Middle East visit? - The Conversation US

President Donald Trump received both pageantry and a warm reception on his first trip to the Middle East. Whether bowing his head to receive the King Abdulaziz al Saud Collar from Saudi Arabian King Salman, gathering around the “glowing orb” at the ...and more »

Government approves mammoth projects to upgrade access to Western Wall - The Jerusalem Post

Currently the only pedestrian access down to the Western Wall from the Jewish Quarter and back up to it is via a long set of stairs. By Jeremy Sharon. May 28, 2017 20:29. 2 minute read. > Haley: Western Wall part of Israel, US embassy should move to ...and more »

Ex-UN envoy Bolton to JPost: Trump has no chance at ultimate peace deal - The Jerusalem Post

In an exclusive interview with the 'Post' the former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton said: "I don't think the two-state solution is viable anymore." By Yonah Jeremy Bob. May 29, 2017 20:46. 1 minute read. > Why the 'two-state solution' hasn't ...and more »

Trump's Plan for Middle East Peace Could Actually Work - Foreign Policy (blog)

During his visit to Israel this week, U.S. President Donald Trump made the strongest public link thus far between two important initiatives: reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace and creating an Israeli-Arab alliance to confront Iran. At his main event ...and more »

5 takeaways from Trump's first overseas trip as president - The Hill

With his first trip abroad as president behind him, when President Trump · Donald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges ...and more »

The Trump effect: Slight uptick in Palestinian support for peace talks - The Jerusalem Post

Poll finds plurality of Palestinians believe Trump is at least somewhat capable of achieving a deal between Israel and the Palestinians. By Adam Rasgon. May 28, 2017 17:09. 2 minute read. > 78% of Israelis say peace not possible, split if PM serious to ...and more »

Trump just wrapped up his first trip abroad — here's where past presidents traveled in their first year - Business Insider

Landing first in Saudi Arabia to address fighting terrorism, Trump then traveled to Israel to push for peace with the Palestinians, to Vatican City to meet with the Pope, to Brussels to meet with NATO allies, and ended in Italy to attend a trade summit ...and more »

By backing Saudi Arabia's vision of the Middle East, Trump may be sowing the seeds of conflict - Washington Post

ISTANBUL — In a speech intended to galvanize Arab and Muslim leaders against threats from extremists and Iran, President Trump demanded unity from his audience in Saudi Arabia, and focus. “One goal transcends every other consideration,” he said to the ...and more »