The Real Reason Arabs in Israel Do Not Want to Live in ‘Palestine’

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Arab citizens of Israel, who number nearly two million, are up in arms about US President Donald Trump’s plan for Middle East peace, which proposes including some of their communities in a future Palestinian state. Since the unveiling of the plan, thousands of Arabs have been demonstrating to express…

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Learning from David Ben-Gurion’s Pragmatism

By Ron Jager— Irrespective of the ambiguities and the “open to negotiation” provisions of President Trump’s “Deal of the Century,” Israel clearly stands at an historic juncture very similar to the Ben Gurion period. At the time, Israel’s political leadership had to either accept or reject the United Nations partition plan and decide what to…

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Time for the architects of Middle East failures to be quiet

By Jonathan S. Tobin, Israel Hayom— Disdain for President Donald Trump and the people who work in his administration runs deep in the media, as well as the foreign-policy establishment. At the core of this attitude is the current administration’s rejection of the conventional wisdom about diplomacy and the Middle East that governed American policy…

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Uganda expected to move its embassy to Jerusalem – report

By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, JPost— Uganda is reportedly planning to announce that it is moving its embassy to Jerusalem next week, sources close to the Ugandan president and the Ugandan Christian community told The Jerusalem Post. A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry could not confirm the report. The Hebrew website Ynet reported on Wednesday that Prime…

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“The Deal of the Century” – a Middle East perspective

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, The Ettinger Report— US policy: *The Deal of the Century (DoC) demonstrates the US independence of diplomatic action rather than subordinating its interests to the whims of the UN, Europe and the 3rd World. *The DoC proves that the US is not trapped in the fallacy of moral equivalence and…

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Trump’s Vision for the Middle East

By Shoshana Bryen, The Daily Wire— President Donald Trump’s Middle East “Deal of the Century” peace plan — The Vision — is 180 pages long and meticulously detailed. Read it if you like. But the president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu covered the high points Tuesday before an enthusiastic, pro-Israel audience at the White…

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Vision for Peace, Prosperity, and a Brighter Future for Israel and the Palestinian People

By The White House, Press Release— BOLD VISION FOR PEACE: President Donald J. Trump recognizes it is time for a new approach to achieve peace, security, dignity, and opportunity for Israel and the Palestinian people. This Vision is the most serious, realistic, and detailed plan ever presented, one that could make Israelis, Palestinians, and the…

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Netanyahu pledges Israel ‘will not contradict in any way’ Trump’s plan

By Reuters— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday reiterated his support for Trump’s plan, telling Fox television: “We will not contradict in any way the outline that the president put forward.” He added that the Palestinians must prove themselves before statehood. “Getting Hamas out of Gaza isn’t going to be easy,” he added. “Assuming we…

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An uninterrupted Jewish presence in the land of Israel

By Dr. Alex Grobman, Israel National News— A popular myth perpetuated by Israel’s enemies is that Jews are intruders in the Middle East who have no historical, legal or religious connection to the land of Israel and have taken land from the indigenous Arab population. Nothing can be further from the truth. Palestine as an…

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The Trump Plan: How Israel Should Respond

By Moshe Koppel, JPost— President Trump’s announcement of his plan promises to dramatically change the nature of the relationship between Israel and its neighbors. Although the details of the plan require further study, the main outlines are already clear. The United States will recognize Israeli sovereignty over major portions of Judea and Samaria, including all…

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