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Jared Kushner travelling to Middle East to work toward peace deal

WASHINGTON – Jared Kushner is travelling to the Middle East this week to continue work toward a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

A White House official said the senior aide and son-in-law to President Donald Trump will arrive on Wednesday for meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah. 358 more words


Cultivating Compassion In the Midst of a Broken Society

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War where Israel fought for its ability and right to exist as a nation. On the other side from al-Nakba, (the Day of Catastrophe marking the Palestinian experience of a devastating loss of their homelands in 1948), leading onto the occupation (of the West Bank and Gaza) on June 5th, 1967 as the result of Israel’s war of independence. 4,320 more words


America Urged to Desist from pro-Palestinian aid funds!

Israel Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Tuesday urged the Trump Administration to stop sending US taxpayer money to the Palestinian Authority.

Erdan was speaking at the World Leaders Plenary of the American Jewish Committee’s annual Global Forum in Washington, DC. 208 more words

Quick Rapids

"True liberal? Come talk to me too!"

Two weeks ago, I spoke to an Israeli settler for the first time in my two years in Israel.

Why did it take me so long to do it? 2,759 more words


The Tallest Man in Ramallah

In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War—which is coming up in ten days—I am linking to a terrific essay I just read (h/t Michel Persitz), “ 124 more words


Donald Trump says he didn't mention Israel in meeting with Russians

President Donald Trump on Monday defended himself against allegations he divulged classified information in a recent meeting with Russian diplomats, saying alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he never identified Israel in his Oval Office conversation. 1,036 more words


Donald Trump says he hopes for peace in the Middle East after Saudi Arabia visit

U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Israel on Monday on the second leg of his first overseas trip since entering office and said he had new reasons to hope for peace and stability to the Middle East after his visit to Saudi Arabia. 798 more words