Trump’s new actions, inactions on Kurds, Syria, Iran have Israel deeply worried

By David Horovitz, Times of Israel— President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from a crucial area of the Turkey-Syria border, widely seen as an abandonment of America’s Kurdish allies there, has reinforced the resonance of a series of “emergency” warnings issued by Israeli leaders in the days leading up to Wednesday’s solemn Yom Kippur.…

Israel Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump’s Call to Block Them

By Isabel Kershner, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Peter Baker, NY Times— Under intense pressure from President Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Thursday barred two members of the United States Congress from entering Israel, reversing a previous decision to admit two of the president’s most outspoken critics. By enlisting a foreign power to take…

Trump’s Bahrain Meetup Could Bring More War to Israel

By Yochanan Visser, Israel Today— Hebrew University Professor Eli Podeh thinks the upcoming economic workshop in Bahrain has the “potential to aggravate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Podeh acknowledges that the Palestinian Arabs have been “serial refusniks” in all the processes which aimed to solve the now hundred-year-old conflict but nevertheless criticizes the US Administration of Donald…

Israel’s Golan Sovereignty Should Have Been Recognized Years Ago

By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe— DURING A White House meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, President Trump signed a formal proclamation that the United States recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. In so doing, the president acknowledged a longstanding fact of life, bolstered a vital American ally, promoted stability in a deeply unstable neighborhood,…

Trump Tells Palestinians to Kiss American Money Goodbye

By Israel Today— US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned that if the Palestinian Authority does not become more conciliatory in its approach to Israel, then it will no longer receive American financial aid. The Palestinian leadership has painted Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a major obstacle to peace,…