Saudi Arabia: We look forward to working with the Trump Administration on all issues...

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 Ahead of a meeting with United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir stated “We look forward to working with the Trump administration on all issues in the region,” referring to ISIS, nuclear Iran, Syria, Libya and Yemen, the minister adding “We are very, very optimistic about our ability to resolve issues in the region.” (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

Trump & Netanyahu agree: Israel-Gulf peace first

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Trump reacted positively to Netanyahu’s proposal to broaden the Israeli-Palestinian peace process to a regional effort as a “very important” new idea “on a broader canvas” which he believed could succeed. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

Israeli PM Netanyahu Becomes D.C. Darling as Democrats Clamor for Meetings

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There is a strong desire among all parties to show Netanyahu that after nearly a decade of chilly relations during the former administration, the United States is prepared to restore the historic relationship with the Jewish state.

Buoyed by Trump/Netanyahu Summit, Ministers Openly Talk of West Bank Annexation

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Prospects for Israeli annexation of the West Bank have never seemed rosier for supporters of the move than within the halls of Jerusalem’s Crowne Plaza Monday, as right-wing lawmakers, policy wonks and activists gathered to fete what they see as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity created by the ascension of Donald Trump to the US presidency. (for post and opinion click headline link ...

Despite Israel’s strength in the region, miscalculations could lead to war

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Israel’s geostrategic posture has strengthened over the past year and it remains by far the most formidable power in the region – miscalculations with Hamas or Hezbollah, however, could lead to war. (for post and opinion click the headline link ...

Is Trump preparing an ambush?

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The Trump administration had two convenient excuses to defer comment: The prime minister’s upcoming visit and the likelihood that the bill will die on arrival at Israel’s High Court, which has ruled repeatedly against Knesset jurisdiction in the Palestinian territories. (for post and opinion click on the blue link ...