Foreign Policy

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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.

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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

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

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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

01/18/2017 4:11 PM
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Watch Senators Graham and Cruz announce bill to defund UN

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