Thursday, February 16, 2017

😢 No free boarding in Blaire House. Bibi! The Tightass wanted to be Israeli PM for Life. NO Embassy move to Jerusalem, NO Promise to Tame Iran. The impeachment just began😮


Trump abandons the “two-state” formula for Israel

The Economist - ‎8 hours ago‎
The contrast to that scorn was rather striking as Mr Netanyahu arrived at the White House on February 15th for his first official visit to a White House run by Donald Trump. True, Mr Trump urged Israel to show some restraint, telling his guest at a ...

Donald Trump's abandonment of the two-state solution descended into dark comedy very quickly

The Independent - ‎9 hours ago‎
It was almost as funny to listen to the “experts” on US channels trying to summarise Donald Trump's ravings on the Middle East as it was to listen to his original gobbledegook at his press conference with Bibi Netanyahu. Unable to understand what the ...

Tel Aviv Diary: Can Bibi Get Trump to Change His Mind?

Newsweek - ‎Feb 14, 2017‎
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now in Washington, DC, in advance of his scheduled meeting on Wednesday with President Donald Trump. His chief advisors have been in the Capitol since the end of last week, meeting with former National ...

The Trump-Bibi-Murdoch Love Triangle Puts Us All at Risk

The Nation. - ‎Feb 14, 2017‎
Though they hail from different ethnic and economic backgrounds, Bibi Netanyahu and Donald Trump are, politically speaking, brothers-in-arms. Each serves as the titular head of a government out of his control, held hostage by far-right forces that care ...

Daily Trump Tracker: When Donald met Bibi - ‎22 hours ago‎
U.S. President Donald Trump, right, looks towards Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Netanyahu is trying to recalibrate ties ...

Trump to Netanyahu 'I'd Like to See You Hold Back on Settlements a Little Bit' - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
President Donald Trump said he would support the peace agreement Israel and Palestinians "like the best" in a joint press conference during which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu railed against Palestinian efforts to reach a deal. "I'm looking ...

Trump, Meeting With Netanyahu, Backs Away From Palestinian State

New York Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON — President Trump jettisoned two decades of diplomatic orthodoxy on Wednesday by declaring that the United States would no longer insist on the creation of a Palestinian state as part of a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians.

Bibi's 'psychotic territory' luring ill Trump into war with Iran

Press TV - ‎17 hours ago‎
Kevin Barrett made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday about Trump's anti-Iran remarks following a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. At a joint press conference with BibiTrump vowed to “prevent Iran from ever ...

TrumpBibi seek new approaches

Intermountain Jewish News - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON — Meeting with President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a “regional approach” to making peace with the Palestinians and other Arab countries in the Middle East. At a White House news conference ...

Netanyahu butters up Trump

Politico - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
“I'm very happy with the one that both parties like,” Trump continued. “I can live with either one. I thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two. But honestly, if Bibi, and if the Palestinians, if Israel and the ...

Trump touts prospects for 'great' Mideast peace deal, prods Netanyahu on settlements

Fox News - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
Bibi and I have known each other a long time … and I think we're going to make a deal,” Trump said. After Trump joked about Netanyahu's apparent skepticism, the Israeli leader quipped: “That's the art of the deal.” Trump said in his opening remarks ...

What Trump's two-state solution rollback means

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
"I thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two but honestly, if Bibi and if the Palestinians -- if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best," he said, referring to Netanyahu by ...

Netanyahu Came to Washington to Hear One Thing

Slate Magazine - ‎21 hours ago‎
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on Wednesday in Washington.

Trump Says Palestinian Statehood Isn't Necessary for Peace. Netanyahu Calls Him the Greatest.

The Intercept - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
I thought for a while that two state looked like it may be the easier of the two, but honestly if Bibi and if the Palestinians, if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the best.” The two-state solution traditionally ...

Trump steps back from US commitment to two-state Israeli-Palestinian solution

Washington Post - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
Bibi and I have known each other a long time,” Trump continued, using the Israeli leader's nickname. “Smart man. Great negotiator. And I think we're going to make a deal. It might be a bigger and better deal than people in this room even understand ...

Trump has awkward moment with Netanyahu's wife

New York Post - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
But as “Bibi” elegantly pecked the First Lady on either cheek, Trump kept Netanyahu's wife, Sara, at arm's length — giving her the kind of straight-arm handshake one might expect from one's insurance broker. Moments later, as Netanyahu stepped back ...

'Whatever': Trump's not-bad Rx for Mideast peace

New York Post - ‎20 hours ago‎
While Bibi was routinely called upon to take political risks for the sake of peace, no similar demand was made to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whose political weakness made officials nervous about pushing him too far. He couldn't ...

Trump tells Netanyahu he wants to make a Middle East peace deal - but Israel needs to hold back 'a little bit' on ...

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
At a White House press conference, Trump said he believes that he and Benjamin Netanyahu can make a Middle East peace deal, emphasizing the the length of their relationship compared to predecessors who failed at the diplomatic process. But Trump said ...

Transcript And Analysis: Trump And Netanyahu Hold Joint Press Conference

NPR - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
President Trump is hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Wednesday. The two held a joint press conference amid differing messages emanating from the Trump administration about its stance on the two-state solution in ...

Did Trump just dump the two-state solution?

Vox - ‎5 hours ago‎
On Wednesday, Donald Trump backed away from the policy with little more than a shrug. President Bill Clinton was the first US president to officially endorse the policy of a two-state solution, just before leaving office in 2001, though the idea had ...

Krauthammer's Take: Trump Calling for No New Settlements Is 'Doing Netanyahu a Favor'

National Review - ‎19 hours ago‎
For Bibi and for the Israelis it was an unbelievably successful event. I thought Bibi was going to break into song at one point. First of all, the two-state solution is no longer the Holy Grail. It is the most likely, it is still the most supported ...

Bibi Netanyahu needed just ONE line to perfectly demonstrate foreign diplomacy at presser with Trump

Conservative Review - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
Answering questions during Wednesday's joint-press conference, President Trump reasserted his position that he would like to see Israel “hold back on settlements” in pursuit of a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinian authority. “As far as ...

Trump directly tells Netanyahu to 'hold off on settlements for a bit' in Israel

Business Insider - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
"But Bibi and I have known each other a long time — smart man, great negotiator — and I think we're going to make a deal," he continued, using a nickname for Netanyahu. "It might be a bigger and better deal than people in this room even understand.".

Israel's Bibi wanted Obama gone, but he's testing Trump | Opinion

Sun Sentinel - ‎Feb 14, 2017‎
When you cause Donald Trump to sound like Barack Obama, you might want to reconsider your approach. The only democracy in the Middle East looked much less than that last week, when the Israeli Knesset approved legislation to retroactively legalize ...

'Doesn't sound too optimistic': Watch Trump and Netanyahu's awkward exchange over West Bank settlements

Business Insider - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
[TRUMP] As far as settlements, I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit? We'll work something out, but I would like to see a deal be made. I think a deal will be made. Bibi and I have known each other a long time. A smart man ...

Trump Sidesteps Commitment to Two-State Solution After Meeting With Netanyahu

Newsweek - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
Trump echoed Netanyahu's calls for Palestinians to recognize Israel as a Jewish state – something they have refused to do – and to halt incitement against Israelis. Trump Bibi President Donald Trump greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

For some left-wing groups, Trump-Bibi meet-up is not top protest priority

The Times of Israel - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
Although a wide swath of Jewish organizations have mobilized against Trump's executive order concerning immigration in the weeks since the president's inauguration, only a handful of groups planned to protest in front of the White House on Wednesday.

Trump-Netanyahu meeting couldn't come at better time

New York Post - ‎Feb 14, 2017‎
But no, the world won't come to an end if Trump announces plans to move the US embassy to certainly-not-occupied West Jerusalem. Nor will Donald and Bibi turn their backs on each other if the embassy stays put. “The real strategic agenda that Netanyahu ...

Trump greets Netanyahu with smiles, handshakes and a jolt or two

Reuters - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
"Bibi and I have known each other a long time -- a smart man, great negotiator," said Trump, referring to the 67-year-old Israeli leader by his nickname. Netanyahu was equally effusive in response: "There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people ...

Trump says he 'can live with' either one- or two-state solution in Israel

ABC News - ‎Feb 15, 2017‎
I thought for a while the two-state looked like it may be the easier of the two, but honestly, if Bibi [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] and if the Palestinians, if Israel and the Palestinians are happy, I'm happy with the one they like the ...

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