A top adviser to Joe Biden applauded the Trump administration’s role in helping to broker the new peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Since co-founding the Women’s March in 2016, Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour has clashed with leaders at every end of the political spectrum. And now she’s lambasting President Trump’s wealthy son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib and New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker join co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman in this episode of “Skullduggery.” Tlaib weighs in on impeachment proceedings, the Trump administration, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As for Baker, he discusses the differences between covering the Obama administration and the Trump White House. It’s a feisty episode — buckle up.
The first evening of the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, was punctuated by a rousing address from House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., who like several other speakers sharply criticized the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
And where would American Jews turn then? The Jews he talks to are furious over Democrats’ inability to condemn Omar’s anti-Semitism. “The American Jewish community retains a very strong commitment to social justice.” “Frankly, I think they are anti-Jews.”
President Trump on Thursday reversed a long-standing American policy that treated Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights as temporary.
The Minnesota freshman Democrat issued a statement on Monday apologizing for what critics viewed as anti-Semitic comments that she made over the weekend.
John Bolton said Palestinian isn't a state but reiterated the president's support for a two-state solution.
Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza overnight, and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets, including a long-range missile, deep into Israel, escalating fighting despite talks on a truce to avert an all-out conflict.After the Palestinian long-range missile attack, the first of its kind since a 2014 war, Israeli air strikes resumed on Thursday afternoon, flattening a multi-story building that the Israeli military described as a Hamas headquarters.Israel has fought three wars in the past decade with Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip. A surge in cross-border rocket and air strikes in recent weeks has prompted the United Nations and Egypt to try to broker a truce to prevent another one.A pregnant Palestinian woman and her 18-month-old child were killed in the Israeli attacks overnight, as was a Hamas militant, local medical officials said. Hundreds of people took part in the funeral for the woman and child on Thursday.The Israeli military said seven people were wounded by Palestinian rockets and mortars that hit southern Israel across the border. (Reuters)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Jared Kushner’s Mideast peace plan is expected to be released in the near future, but one leading Israeli liberal already likes it.
Speaking to CNN Thursday, Rudy Giuliani, who is the public face of President Trump’s legal team, again asserted that adult film actress Stormy Daniels isn’t credible because of the work she does. Giuliani had made similar remarks in Israel the day before.
Israel was under mounting international pressure amid calls Tuesday for an independent probe after its forces killed 60 Palestinians during violence along the Gaza border as the United States opened an embassy in Jerusalem.On Monday, tens of thousands had gathered near the border while smaller numbers of stone-throwing Palestinians approached the fence and sought to break through, with Israeli snipers positioned on the other side.Most of the 60 Gazans killed Monday were shot by Israeli snipers, Gaza’s health ministry said.The toll included a baby who died from tear gas inhalation along with eight children under the age of 16, the ministry said.At least 2,400 others were wounded in the bloodiest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war. (AP)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank and at the Israeli-Gaza border in the Gaza Strip, during protests marking the anniversary of the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” when more than 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation. The protests were also a response to the United States’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Getty Images)See RELATED STORY by Ben Manson for Yahoo News.See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
The Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military installations in neighboring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the occupied Golan Heights, in the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date.Israel said the targets of the strikes, its largest in Syria since the 1973 war, included weapons storage, logistics sites and intelligence centers used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. It also said it destroyed several Syrian air-defense systems after coming under heavy fire and that none of its warplanes were hit. (AP)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Israelis cheered when President Trump said the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Now prominent Israelis are comparing the American president to the ancient Persian emperor Cyrus the Great, a hero to Jews who authorized building the Second Temple — raising the possibility of building the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
Hundreds attended the funeral of a well-known Palestinian journalist in Gaza on Saturday who was killed while covering mass protests along the Israeli border the previous day.Yasser Murtaja died from a gunshot wound he sustained while filming Friday in an area engulfed in thick black smoke from protesters setting tires on fire. Israeli troops opened fire from across the border, killing at least nine Palestinians and wounding 491 others in the second mass border protest in eight days. The deaths brought to at least 31 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since last week. The border area appeared calm Saturday.Witnesses said Murtaja was over 100 meters (yards) from the border, wearing a flak jacket marked “press” and holding his camera when he was shot in an exposed area just below the armpit.The Israeli military has said it fired only at “instigators” involved in attacks on soldiers and was investigating Murtaja’s death amid a very hectic environment.Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since a 2007 takeover and calls for Israel’s destruction, has called for a series of protests until May 15, the anniversary of Israel’s founding when Palestinians commemorate their mass uprooting during the 1948 war over Israel’s creation. (AP)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed.The sudden escalation offers what could be a harbinger of what lies ahead as the Syrian fighting winds down and an emboldened Iran establishes a military presence that Israel vows it will never accept.Israel has issued several stern warnings of late about the increased Iranian involvement along its border in Syria and Lebanon. The Israeli Cabinet just held a meeting near the Syrian border to highlight the new threats, which it attributes to Iran’s growing confidence given the success of the government of Bashar Assad in the Syrian civil war thanks to their support.Israel called the drone infiltration a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty” and warned that Iran would be held accountable for its meddling, raising the specter of a larger confrontation in an area that has remained largely stable since a monthlong war between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006. (AP)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Violence erupted for a third day in Gaza in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday, which overturned decades of U.S. policy towards the Middle East.Israeli air strikes killed two Palestinian gunmen on Saturday after militants fired rockets from the enclave into Israel on Friday, which had been declared a “day of rage” by Palestinian factions.Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem has infuriated the Arab world and upset Western allies, who say it is a blow to peace efforts and risks sparking more violence in the region. (Reuters)Here’s a look at reactions to the news.See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
Jerusalem has a special status in Israeli life and politics, and with few exceptions, parties from across the political spectrum agreed that it was time for America to recognize their country’s capital. But President Trump’s decision highlighted differences with mainstream Jewish groups in America.
President Trump is planning to announce around midday on Wednesday that he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directing the State Department to begin the process of building a future U.S. Embassy there, ushering in a sea change in American policy and potentially roiling the Muslim world.
Six months after he grudgingly postponed moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, President Trump seems on track to do so again.
As the sun set on Sept. 28, 2017, Jewish worshipers in Israel took part in the Tashlich ritual during which “sins are cast into the water to the fish” and the Kaparot ritual, swinging a live chicken above one’s head to transfer the sins of the past year to the chicken, which is then slaughtered and traditionally given to the poor. Both are performed on the eve of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the most important day in the Jewish calendar, which this year will start at sunset on Sept. 29. (Getty Images)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
George W. Bush’s first foreign destination as president was Mexico, a chance to showcase a relationship he built as Texas governor and had campaigned on as a credential for his ability to manage world affairs.When Barack Obama ventured abroad for the first time after taking office, he went to Canada, a very traditional trip where adoring throngs responded to his campaign promise to restore America’s tarnished reputation overseas.Despite the personalized choreography — Bush all smiles at Mexican President Vicente Fox’s ranch, Obama basking in affection from Canadian crowds — both trips were fundamentally low-risk, conventional forays into foreign policy. Baby steps across the world stage, in effect.But President Trump’s first foreign voyage will instead be an astonishingly ambitious adventure — Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, a NATO summit in Brussels, and a gathering of the G-7 group of leading industrial nations in Sicily. He’s coming with a packed agenda of the weightiest issues in global affairs, like defeating ISIS, containing Iran, convincing the Muslim world to confront extremism, overhauling relations with crucial allies in Europe and Asia, and forging Middle East peace.See FULL STORY by Olivier Know/Yahoo NewsSee more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel (not pictured) at a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 15, 2017. As a candidate and president-elect, Donald Trump was widely popular in Israel, especially on the right. For the first time, it seemed, an American president would be unreservedly sympathetic to the demands of West Bank settlers and supportive of its ambitions.
“If you’re looking to win elections, it is probably best not to urge your supporters not to vote.”
“Warnock’s portrayal of himself as a dog lover, a means of overcoming white suspicions of Black men, smacked of pure genius.”
“Trump has done damage to the Republican brand among suburban voters that goes well beyond just races where he is on the ballot.”
“Once more, Democrats must profusely thank activist Stacey Abrams.”
“Overall, demographic trends show that the state’s electorate is becoming younger and more diverse each year.”