Trump expects to speak Sunday with Israel leader Netanyahu

President Trump will speak Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a senior White House official confirmed with Fox News. Netanyahu started the day by congratulating Trump, who on Friday officially became president, as he opened diplomatic-security cabinet meetings, according to the newspaper Haaretz. The two leaders spoke after Trump won the presidential election on Nov. … Read more Trump expects to speak Sunday with Israel leader Netanyahu

Israel approves settlement homes following Trump inauguration

Israel has approved hundreds of new settlement homes in occupied East Jerusalem, after the staunch pro-Israel US President Donald Trump took office. Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman told AFP: “Now we can finally build.” Israel’s PM reportedly delayed approval given the opposition of Barack Obama, who infuriated Israel by allowing a UN resolution against settlements … Read more Israel approves settlement homes following Trump inauguration

Israel blasts US over UN vote on settlements

Israel has reacted furiously over a renewed bid to bring a resolution condemning settlements on occupied land before the UN Security Council. A senior official accused the US of a “shameful move” after learning that the White House did not intend to veto the text. The Egyptian-drafted resolution was earlier withdrawn after Israel asked Donald … Read more Israel blasts US over UN vote on settlements

Trump chooses pro-settlement hardliner as Israel envoy

US President-elect Donald Trump has chosen right-winger David Friedman as America’s next ambassador to Israel. The 57-year-old lawyer is strongly critical of the long-held US goal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He also supports Jewish settlement building in the occupied West Bank, which the Obama administration considers an “obstacle to peace”. A … Read more Trump chooses pro-settlement hardliner as Israel envoy