Israel-Palestine conflict

abstain
President Donald Trump has decided to abstain from shifting the U.S embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel-Aviv. “I hereby determine that it is necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of the United States, to suspend (the move) for a period of six months,” he wrote in a letter he sent to the US secretary of state. “The...
Palestine puts FIFA in a bind
James M. Dorsey | The perennial dispute between Israel and Palestine has put world soccer body FIFA in a bind. With FIFA groping on how to deal with Israeli West Bank settlement teams playing in Israeli leagues in violation of the soccer body’s rules, FIFA seems doomed if it does and doomed if it doesn’t. A draft report by a FIFA...
humiliation
Stephen J. Adler, Jeff Mason, and Steve Holland | Washington - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom. Trump to visit Saudi Arabia and Israel In an interview with Reuters, Trump confirmed his administration was in talks about possible...
Netanyahu
ISRAEL’S Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, is in a bind. He prefers the status quo whereby Israel occupies the West Bank, allowing the 2.9m Palestinians there limited autonomy though not a full state. But the settlers’ lobby, which wants to annex “Judea and Samaria” to Israel proper, is crucial to his coalition. He tried to placate them this week by approving...
Netanyahu
Despite, enormous peacemaking efforts past several decades, the Israeli-Palestine conflict is still deemed as one of the most intractable conflicts in the world, and no end seems in sight. Yesterday, in an interview aired on Israeli television Channel 2’s Uvda program, President Barack Obama once again criticized Benjamin Netanyahu’s policy for backing settlements in the occupied territory. These actions he...