Abbas’s snubs work like a charm on Biden

April 7, 2021 by  
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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas may be facing serious challenges to his reign in Ramallah, but he’s having no trouble playing the powers-that-be in Washington. Read more

Biden declares Trump two-state solution dead and buried

January 26, 2021 by  
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An apparent attempt by the outgoing US Ambassador to Israel – David Friedman – to preserve the two-state solution proposed in former President Trump’s Vision for Peace (Vision) – lasted about two hours – before being shredded in the garbage bin of history by the newly-elected President Biden. Read more

Israel goes back to the future

January 18, 2021 by  
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In an interview with The New York Times last month, President-elect Joe Biden restated his intention to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Israel opposes this plan because the 2015 deal ensures Iran will become a nuclear-armed state. Read more

Biden and Israel’s unsteady right

December 7, 2020 by  
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In an interview with the New York Times on Tuesday, presumptive President-elect Joe Biden reaffirmed his plan to return the United States to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Read more

Trump will not let UN, PLO and Biden bury his Peace Plan

December 1, 2020 by  
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The Trump-haters are circling Trump’s liferaft promising a comprehensive Middle East peace – but Trump can repel their determined efforts to sink it if he is not nominated as President when the Electoral College votes on 14 December. Read more

Should we care if Biden cools off relations with Saudis?

November 12, 2020 by  
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It’s the greatest of ironies. It wasn’t that long ago that Saudi Arabia was thought of as an implacable enemy of Israel and the Jewish people. Read more

UNRWA says it has run out of funds, cannot pay employees

November 11, 2020 by  
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said on Monday that it has run out of funding to pay the salaries of its staff across the Middle East. Read more

Palestinians sigh in relief after Biden victory: ready to resume negotiations and coordination without preconditions

November 9, 2020 by  
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A sigh of relief and satisfaction, disgust for President Donald Trump and anticipation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s weakening, along with fears of renewed tension between Fatah and Hamas – this is how the Palestinian arena reacted to Joe Biden’s victory. Read more

More congratulations for the Biden-Harris camp

November 9, 2020 by  
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The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council and the Zionist Federation of Australia have congratulated Joe Biden on his election as the President of the United States, and his running mate Kamala Harris, who becomes America’s first female vice-President. Read more

Abbas congratulates Biden as Palestinians celebrate Trump’s defeat

November 9, 2020 by  
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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden in a statement on Sunday and alluded to the possibility that the P.A. would end its boycott of the administration in Washington when he assumes office. Read more

Senior campaign official says Biden would keep Golan Heights recognition

November 3, 2020 by  
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Were former U.S. Vice President and current Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to be elected, he would likely not reverse the U.S. recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a senior Biden campaign official told JNS. Read more

Biden praises UAE, Bahrain normalization deals with Israel

September 17, 2020 by  
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Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden applauded the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain for normalizing ties with Israel. Read more

Top foreign-policy adviser says Biden would keep ‘all’ US sanctions on Iran ‘in place’

June 18, 2020 by  
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If elected president in November, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden would have all U.S. sanctions on Iran stay in place, including the ones enacted under U.S. President Donald Trump, according to the presumptive Democratic nominee’s top foreign-policy adviser. Read more

Biden: West Bank annexation ‘will choke off hope for peace’

May 20, 2020 by  
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Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said on Tuesday that if Israel applies sovereignty to parts of the West Bank, it would “choke off any hope for peace,” according to audio obtained by JNS. Read more

Days of infamy…writes Michael Kuttner

March 11, 2016 by  
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We are in a state of war yet unfortunately there are still many who prefer to pretend that this is not so. Read more

Clueless politicians…writes Michael Kuttner

March 4, 2016 by  
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Some definitions of “clueless” according to the Webster and Oxford dictionaries are: ignorant, oblivious, unacquainted, hopelessly unaware, uninformed, unknowing, unmindful and unwitting. Read more