Release of Trump deal could break Israel elections deadlock

November 12, 2019 by  

The release of President Trump’s long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated deal of the century could be just the catalyst required to persuade Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beitenu bloc of eight members to join Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s bloc of 55 members to form Israel’s next Government. Read more

Rabin’s policies can help break Gantz-Netanyahu deadlock

November 6, 2019 by  

The prospect of a third election in Israel within twelve months looms large – should Blue and White leader Benny Gantz be unable to form a Government of National Unity within the next two weeks. Read more

Balfour Declaration and Mandate for Palestine still keys to peace

October 30, 2019 by  

The Balfour Declaration (“Declaration) issued on 2 November 1917 and the Mandate for Palestine (“Mandate”) issued on 24 July 1922 still remain the keys to resolving the Jewish-Arab conflict. Read more

Vote recount could possibly end Israel’s electoral morass

October 20, 2019 by  

Israel’s President Rivlin is due to make a decision on October 24 on whether to extend for another 14 days the mandate he granted to Benjamin Netanyahu to form Israel’s next Government. Read more

Rivlin must cook up a US$220 million Netanyahu-Liberman omelette

October 13, 2019 by  

An opening to ending Israel’s election deadlock has come after Yisrael Beiteinu faction chairman Oded Forer sent a formal letter to the head of the Likud’s coalition negotiating team, Yariv Levin, on 11 October, asking for negotiations on the policy guidelines for the next government. Read more

Netanyahu and Liberman must stop Israel’s third election in a year

October 6, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Liberman have finally met  – albeit for just one hour – to discuss the possibility of the 63  votes they control being converted into Israel’s next Government. Read more

Netanyahu and Liberman could cut deal if Rivlin plan fails

September 25, 2019 by  

President Rivlin’s decision to bring Bibi Netanyahu and Benny Gantz together to see if a Government of National Unity can be formed makes sense in the extraordinary situation that has followed Israel’s elections on 17 September. Read more

Netanyahu and Trump hatch plan for a Jordan exclave in West Bank

September 18, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s last-minute election pledge to apply Israeli sovereignty in parts of the West Bank could possibly see a large part of the remainder of the West Bank being offered to Jordan as an exclave in direct negotiations between Jordan and Israel. Read more

Trump seems set to see Netanyahu as Israel’s next Prime Minister

September 11, 2019 by  

President Trump seems set to see Bibi Netanyahu re-elected as Israel’s next Prime Minister in the upcoming elections to be held on 17 September – the second this year following an indecisive vote in April that left no-one able to form Government. Read more

Trump writes off West Bank and Gaza as separate country

September 4, 2019 by  

The US State Department web site has removed the West Bank and Gaza (“disputed territories”) from its list of “Countries and Areas”– signalling that it no longer regards these disputed territories as potentially comprising a separate country – in addition to  Israel, Jordan and Egypt. Read more

Saudi Arabia jolts Jordan to negotiate with Israel on Trump plan

August 28, 2019 by  

Abdul Hameed Al-Ghabin – “a Saudi writer and a political and tribal figure”– has challenged Jordan to negotiate with Israel on President Trump’s “deal of the century”– or risk losing control of the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem currently vested in Jordan under the 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty and the Washington Declaration. Read more

Democrats backing Jew-haters over Israel play into Trump’s hands

August 18, 2019 by  

The Democratic Party House majority is now in freefall backing two of its openly-avowed Jew-hating members – Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib – against decisions made by Israel banning them from unconditional entry into the Jewish State. Read more

Trump reaffirms Bush’s recognition of Jewish claims in West Bank

August 14, 2019 by  

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is frothing at the mouth at media reports indicating that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a public declaration from US President Donald Trump recognizing Israeli sovereignty over parts of the occupied West Bank prior to the Israeli elections on 17 September. Read more

Jordan Jew-hatred risks Trump, Israel and United Nations ire

August 7, 2019 by  

Jordan’s decision to ban Jews visiting or praying at a Jewish religious site – Aaron’s tomb situated on Jordan’s Mount Hor– has seriously threatened the Israel-Jordan peace treaty and possibly postponed even further the long-awaited release of President Trump’s plans aimed at ending the 100 years old Arab-Jewish conflict. Read more

PLO suicide note leaves Jordan to decide fate of West Bank

July 31, 2019 by  

President Trump has been given the clearest notice that his deal of the century will be stillborn if he designates any role for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in its implementation. Read more

PLO blocks West Bank Arabs leaving for a better life

July 24, 2019 by  

Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) – Saeb Erekat – has told a political symposium in Jericho that West Bank Arabs would not be allowed to voluntarily leave – virtually holding them captives against their will. Read more

Burying the PLO and resurrecting Jordan in the West Bank

July 17, 2019 by  

President Trump’s “deal of the century”– aimed at ending 100 years of conflict between Jews and Arabs over the territory once called “Palestine”– continues to flounder in the face of

  • The PLO’s outright rejection of Trump’s deal – even before its details have been published
  • Jordan’s continuing refusal to agree to negotiate with Israel when the deal is released

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Trump increases pressure on Jordan to negotiate with Israel

July 10, 2019 by  

President Trump seems set to increase the pressure on Jordan to negotiate with Israel on the future of the West Bank and Gazan Arabs. Read more

Trump should champion legal migration from West Bank and Gaza

July 1, 2019 by  

President Trump should consider championing legal, voluntary and financially-assisted emigration from Gaza and the West Bank by calling on Jordan and Egypt to open their border crossings and grant residency status to Gazan and West Bank Arabs seeking a better future for themselves and their families. Read more

Trump should stop billions being poured into Gaza and West Bank

June 23, 2019 by  

President Trump should not allow the euphoria that swept the world following the 27 November 2007 Annapolis Conference to infect the Manama Conference being jointly hosted by himself and Bahrain on 25-26 June. Read more

Trump reverses Obama-UN treachery on West Bank and East Jerusalem

June 19, 2019 by  

President Trump’s decision to back Israel’s claims to sovereignty in the West Bank and Jerusalem has resurrected America’s commitment to the Jewish people made by President Bush and Congress in 2004 after that commitment had been subsequently repudiated by President Obama in the last month of his Presidency in December 2018. Read more

Trump recognizes Israel claims in West Bank and East Jerusalem

June 12, 2019 by  

US Ambassador to Israel – David Friedman – has set a cat among the pigeons with his claim that:

“Under certain circumstances I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank.”

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Netanyahu will be Israel’s next Prime Minister – with Trump’s help

June 5, 2019 by  

The abrupt termination of Israel’s 21stParliament with new elections being called for 17 September has seen the New York Times claiming that Israel has been plunged into unprecedented political chaos. Read more

Freedom from PLO and Hamas rule awaits Gaza and West Bank Arabs

May 30, 2019 by  

The announced participation of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar in the “Prosperity for Peace Conference” in Manama on 25-26 June – jointly convened by President Trump and Bahrain  (“Manama Conference”)  – promises to offer  unique opportunities for Gaza and West Bank Arabs to emigrate to other Arab countries to seek better lives for their families. Read more

Trump set to reject UN and PLO on Jews’ legal rights in West Bank

May 15, 2019 by  

President Trump is set to reject the United Nations (UN) and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)  claim that Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria (West Bank) is illegal in international law. Read more

Trump should send Hamas, PLO and United Nations a clear message

May 8, 2019 by  

The barrage of more than 700 rockets fired into Israel from Gaza this past weekend and the “pay for slay” policy pursued by the PLO to reward those Palestinian Arabs who murder and maim Jews cannot continue to be met by only pious condemnations from the United Nations or even from President Trump himself. Read more

Trump consigning Russia-PLO collusion to dustbin of history

May 2, 2019 by  

President Trump’s inexorable march towards releasing his  “deal of the century”  has seen his decisions on Jerusalem, the Golan Heights and the PLO undermining 55 years of Russia-PLO collusion aimed at eliminating the State of Israel and establishing Russian supremacy in the Middle East. Read more

Trump seems set to expose UN fraud on boundaries of Palestine

April 24, 2019 by  

President Trump appears set to expose more than forty years of deceptive and misleading information disseminated by the United Nations (UN)  in relation to the boundaries of former Palestine. Read more

Jordan in denial over Trump plan for Israel in Judea and Samaria

April 17, 2019 by  

In a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – King Abdullah of Jordan reportedly said the White House had given him:

 “zero visibility into the most fraught part of their peace plan: how it proposes to divide Israeli and Palestinian territory.”

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Hashemite rule in Jordan on collision course with Trump and Israel

April 8, 2019 by  

King Abdullah seems increasingly hell-bent on ending 99 years of Hashemite-dynasty rule in Jordan. Read more

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