Foreign Policy


No mere Middle East peacebroker, Kushner goes to Canada to talk trade

01/23/2017 6:19 PM

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, will be traveling Tuesday to Canada to discuss trade with the cabinet of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Reuters reports.


In final hours in White House, Obama sends $221 million to Palestinian Authority

01/23/2017 5:41 PM

As one of his final acts in the White House, President Barack Obama sent $221 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority, AP reports. The money


(Video) Why did Trump invite Bibi to the White House?

01/23/2017 4:33 PM Updated: 19 hours ago

At first press briefing, Trump Press Secretary mutes Embassy expectations

01/23/2017 3:10 PM Updated: 20 hours ago

Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, gave his first briefing today and addressed three separate questions about Trump’s campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy


Rubio backs Tillerson, ensuring confirmation

01/23/2017 1:03 PM Updated: 22 hours ago

Sen. Marco Rubio announced Monday that he would back President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. During Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, Rubio served the


Trump talks Iran, settlements with Netanyahu in “very warm” chat

01/23/2017 9:16 AM Updated: 1 day ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – US President Donald Trump discussed Iran with Benjamin Netanyahu and invited the Israeli prime minister to visit the White House early next month.


Trump, Netanyahu to speak as Israel moves on settlements

01/22/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 2 days ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak Sunday for the first time since his inauguration, with Israel already taking


Pentagon preps Middle East military options for Trump

01/19/2017 9:33 AM Updated: 5 days ago

Washington (AFP) – He wants to frantically bomb the Islamic State group and has slammed White House micromanagement of America’s warfighting generals, but President-elect Donald Trump


Watch and learn if Gov. Nikki Haley, Trump’s UN pick, supports moving the embassy

01/18/2017 4:11 PM

Obama warns Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

01/17/2017 9:15 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its “significant and concrete results” and warning


What Martin Luther King Jr. really thought about Israel

01/16/2017 4:18 PM Updated: 1 week ago

  Today, the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which celebrates the Civil Rights icon who was assassinated in 1968. It has become customary on


Paris summit warns against ‘unilateral’ steps in Mideast conflict

01/16/2017 9:31 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Paris (AFP) – A conference for peace in the Middle East on Sunday warned Israel and the Palestinians against taking “unilateral steps” on Jerusalem and on


Kerry: US worked to ensure fair Paris Mideast statement

01/16/2017 9:18 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Paris (AFP) – Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States had negotiated at the Paris Middle East peace conference to prevent Israel


Watch Mike Pence on John Lewis and why Trump doesn’t need to talk about Russia with his sec. of state

01/15/2017 12:20 PM

US ambassador warns against cutting funding to UN

01/15/2017 10:03 AM Updated: 1 week ago

New York City (AFP) – US Ambassador Samantha Power on Friday warned that cutting US funding to the United Nations would be “extremely detrimental” to American


Palestinians look to God…and Putin

01/15/2017 9:03 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Palestinians on Friday stepped up their campaign to prevent President-elect Donald Trump from carrying out his pledge to move the US embassy in


Iran to buy over 100 tons of uranium

01/13/2017 9:02 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Tehran (AFP) – Iran has received authorization from world powers to import 130 tons of natural uranium, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Thursday.


Mattis cagey on Israel at confirmation hearing, will not break Iran Deal

01/12/2017 12:30 PM

General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, has faced scrutiny for his surprisingly critical comments on Israel. Today, Mattis testified before


Watch Senators Graham and Cruz announce bill to defund UN

01/12/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 1 week ago

Trump may move ambassador, but not embassy, to Jerusalem

01/10/2017 5:54 PM

David Friedman, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to serve as ambassador to Israel, may not move the US embassy to Jerusalem as he previously promised, reports The Algemeiner,