The expansion of settlements “may not be helpful in achieving” peace, the Trump administration unexpectedly said in a statement Wednesday.
Just as the president established diplomatic relations with Cuba, so he could do for the Palestinian Authority. It would be one step toward resolving the decades-old problem of Palestinian statelessness.
Benjamin Netanyahu and his Cabinet members are trying to punch above their weight. The Israeli prime minister wants to punish the United Nations, and apparently even the United States.
The U.S. abstained Friday as the 14 other Security Council member states formally condemned Israel's government for its support of those who steal and live on Palestinian land in the West Bank.
The two American companies are making money from illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. And that's not all.
A perverted decorum bans the term, but a writer’s trip to the West Bank finds that the conditions imposed on Palestinians by Israelis amply justify the use of the “A-word.”
The State Department rushed to affirm that John Kerry blamed both sides for the collapse of his talks, but he was pretty plain about what he thought actually happened.
Scientists are working on tiny intelligent dust particles that can be inserted to monitor brain functions; the EU is cracking down on Israel by excluding its settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem from future agreements; meanwhile, reporters at several news journals are getting "camera ready" in order to compete with broadcasters for video views. These discoveries and more after the jump.