Population 10: Israel renames Golan settlement 'Trump Heights'

World / Politics Jun 17, 2019

Population 10: Israel renames Golan settlement 'Trump Heights'

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 a new settlement named after President Donald ...

Mideast peace plan hopes dim amid Israeli political crisis

World / Politics May 31, 2019

Mideast peace plan hopes dim amid Israeli political crisis

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to push the Trump administration's long-awaited plan for Mideast peace, just as Israel was thrust into the political tumult of an unprecedented second election in the ...

Israel heads to election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

World / Politics May 30, 2019

Israel heads to election as Netanyahu fails to form coalition

Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline. The dramatic vote, less than two months after parliamentary elections, marked ...

Israel says site found for Golan 'Trump' settlement

World May 13, 2019

Israel says site found for Golan 'Trump' settlement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that a site for a promised new settlement to be named after U.S. President Donald Trump had been chosen and formal approval was underway. "I promised that we would establish a community named after President Trump," Netanyahu said ...

Israel to name Golan settlement after Trump

World / Politics Apr 24, 2019

Israel to name Golan settlement after Trump

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he plans to name a new settlement in the occupied Golan after U.S. President Donald Trump in appreciation of his recognition of Israel's claim of sovereignty there. Netanyahu, who has been on a trip to the region with his ...