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As Minister Compares Intermarriage to Holocaust, Voters' Patience with Netanyahu May Wear Thin | Opinion 12.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Much could change between now and election day, but this re-run election is already shaping up to be very different from the original.
Tel Aviv Diary: Jared Kushner's Inane Plan Kicks Off a Very Weird Middle East Summer 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The absurdity and disconnect from reality of Kushner's remarks were followed by bewildering developments on Israel's domestic political scene.
A Trump Middle East peace plan initiative minus Israelis and Palestinians 23.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Any U.S. hopes of seeing representatives of Persian Gulf countries publicly greeting Israeli counterparts in Bahrain in the next few days as a means of persuading Palestinians to accept a peace plan apparently came and went.

Instead, a piece of President Trump’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan...

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Annexation: Israel Already Controls More Than Half of the West Bank 20.6.2019
Annexation would only formalize a situation in which almost two-thirds of Palestinian territory is controlled by Israel and settlers live as Israeli citizens, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook A state of de facto annexation already exists on the ground…Read more →
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Trump Heights: A Fraudulent Town Named For A Fraudulent President 17.6.2019 Outside the Beltway
Benjamin Netanyahu named a town that doesn't exist, and most probably will never exist, after the President of the United States.
Israel unveils Trump Heights, a tiny settlement of 10 ringed by high grass and land mines 17.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate the settlement named after President Trump...

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Golan Heights: Israel unveils 'Trump Heights' settlement 16.6.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Mr Netanyahu said the move honoured the US president for recognising Israel's sovereignty over Golan.
'Embarrassment' for Jared Kushner: Top Palestinian Official Predicts Massive Failure for Latest Peace Effort 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Palestinian leaders are boycotting Kushner's summit in Bahrain.
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Trump’s bromance with Netanyahu is about to heat up for Israel’s do-over election 10.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Trump administration went out of its way to help Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu win the April Israeli elections, and even tried to boost him in his failed attempt to form a governing coalition. With a do-over election set for Sept. 17, we can expect an equally determined and flamboyant do-over...

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World of Influence: A Guide to Trump’s Foreign Business Interests 9.6.2019
Donald Trump continues to make money from properties and licensing deals in nearly two dozen countries around the world.
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Israel: Amir Ohana becomes first openly gay minister 6.6.2019 BBC: World
Amir Ohana is a supporter of the prime minister and of gay rights, including same-sex marriage.
Jared Kushner’s Middle East Peace Plan Likely Dead On Arrival 3.6.2019 Outside the Beltway
Jared Kushner's long-awaited Middle East peace plan is still awaiting release, but it already appears to be dead on arrival.
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Netanyahu fires two key ministers ahead of Israeli elections: official 2.6.2019 Raw Story
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two prominent ministers Sunday ahead of general elections set for September, the second time the country will go to the polls this year, an official said. An official from Netanyahu’s office confirmed on condition of anonymity that Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked had been fired, […]
John Bolton’s Absurd ‘Troika Tyranny’ 31.5.2019
The real tyrants are U.S. allies in the Middle East (not Venezuela, Cuba or Nicaragua), writes Danny Sjursen. By Danny Sjursen American foreign policy can be so retro, not to mention absurd. Despite being bogged down in more military…Read more →
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The Craziest Night in Israel's Political History 31.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Even if a right-wing government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forms in September, there will be little time to pass bills to provide him with immunity from prosecution.
As Netanyahu faces another election, White House peace plan may be the first casualty 31.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

It was as if the night before had never happened.

President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner and his entourage, all smiles and handshakes, met here Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss a much-touted though still undisclosed U.S.-backed Mideast peace...

Israel's Netanyahu: Is 'King' Bibi's crown slipping? 30.5.2019 BBC: World
The decision to call fresh snap elections is a political crisis for Israel's PM, says Tom Bateman.
Key US Allies in the Middle East Are the Real Tyrants 30.5.2019
Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have awful human rights records and are preparing for possible war with Iran.
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Israel heads to new election after Netanyahu stumbles 30.5.2019 Raw Story
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was confronted with one of the biggest defeats of his political career Thursday after failing to form a coalition and opting instead to hold an unprecedented second election. Israel will now head to the polls again on September 17, just over five months afte...
Israel Headed For New Elections As Netanyahu Fails To Form Government 30.5.2019 Outside the Beltway
Despite appearing to have emerged from April's election as the winner, Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to form a government. This means that Israel will have to hold new elections in September.
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