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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 »

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 »

What Trump not signing a Jerusalem embassy waiver would really mean - Washington Post

On Thursday, President Barack Obama's last waiver pursuant to the Jerusalem Embassy Act will expire. Absent a new waiver by President Trump, the provisions of the law will go into full effect. Trump promised during his campaign to move the embassy, ...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 »

Trump yelled at Abbas: 'You tricked me in DC,' Israeli TV reports - The Times of Israel

President's outburst in last week's talks, alleging PA chief is engaged in anti-Israel incitement, was followed by shocked silence, Channel 2 claims; Palestinians insist meeting went fine. By TOI staff 28 May 2017, 10:09 pm 30 Edit · Facebook · Twitter ...and more »

Cabinet approves Western Wall elevator for the disabled - The Times of Israel

Ministers also set to green-light multiple other projects related to Jerusalem, in honor of jubilee marking city's unification. By Alexander Fulbright 28 May 2017, 2:25 pm 1 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 234 shares. Government ministers ...and more »

How Israeli moves in Jerusalem are scotching Trump's 'ultimate deal' - Mondoweiss

A decision by Donald Trump this Thursday could prove fateful for the immediate future of Jerusalem, the wider Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region. He must decide whether to renew a presidential waiver, signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama ...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 »

Top Palestinian official denies report Trump yelled at Abbas in Bethlehem - The Jerusalem Post

Confidante of PA chief says meeting was respectful calls reports to the contrary "total fabrication and a lie." By Adam Rasgon. May 29, 2017 15:04. 2 minute read. > Erekat slams Israel for holding cabinet meeting in Western Wall Tunnels · >. Official ...and more »

Trump in Jerusalem - Project Syndicate

When US President Donald Trump left Israel after his whirlwind 28-hour tour without destabilizing the regional status quo, much of the country breathed a sigh of relief. But he also did little to indicate what Israel can expect from his administration ...and more »