Trump plan for Mideast will die before he does, says Iran leader

World / Social Issues Feb 6, 2020

Trump plan for Mideast will die before he does, says Iran leader

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, predicted Wednesday that Donald Trump would outlive the U.S. president's controversial proposals for Israeli-Palestinian peace. "This plan will certainly not work and it will die before Trump," Khamenei told a gathering in Tehran to mark the February 1979 Islamic ...

Palestinians announce cutting of all ties with Israel and U.S.

World Feb 2, 2020

Palestinians announce cutting of all ties with Israel and U.S.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday a cut of all ties with Israel and the United States, including security cooperation, after Washington unveiled a controversial Middle East plan seen as favoring Israel. Abbas has made similar declarations before and it was not immediately clear what ...

Palestinians protest Trump's Mideast peace plan

World / Social Issues Jan 30, 2020

Palestinians protest Trump's Mideast peace plan

The Israeli army announced an increased presence in the West Bank and near Gaza Wednesday evening, as U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial peace plan sparked outrage among Palestinians. The plan, seen as overwhelmingly supportive of Israeli goals and drafted with no Palestinian input, gives the ...

World Jan 29, 2020

Israel headed for clash with ICC over West Bank settlements

Emboldened by a supportive White House, Israel appears to be barreling toward a showdown with the international community over its half-century-old settlement enterprise in the West Bank. With the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court poised to launch a war crimes probe of Israel's settlement ...

Netanyahu pulls request for immunity on corruption charges

World / Politics Jan 28, 2020

Netanyahu pulls request for immunity on corruption charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu withdrew his request for immunity from prosecution on Tuesday, hours before parliamentary proceedings on the subject were set to begin. Netanyahu, who was visiting Washington ahead of the launch of President Donald Trump's long-anticipated peace plan, said he "decided not ...