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Language Lessons - Foreign Affairs

MICHAEL J. KOPLOW is the policy director of the Israel Policy Forum. He blogs at Ottomans and Zionists. Read more by Michael J. Koplow @mkoplow. In This Review. The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine.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 »

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 »

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 TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million ...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 »

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 »

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 »

PA calls on UN to intervene against latest Israeli plans to 'Judaize' East Jerusalem - Ma'an News Agency (press release)

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the United Nation Security Council on Monday to uphold its responsibilities vis-a-vis international law and protect occupied East Jerusalem from the latest Israeli attempts to ...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 »