Trump unveils ‘deal of century,’ recognizing Israeli settlements, path to Palestinian statehood

“For too long, the heart of Israel has been outrageously branded as illegally occupied territory,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Today, Mr. President, you are puncturing this big lie.” U.S. President Donald Trump, standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House in front of top administration officials and prominent guests, announced on Tuesday details of the long-awaited U.S. peace plan to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “We are not here to lecture—we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership based on shared interests and values

Palestinian Elections: How Abbas and Europe Are Trying to Blame Israel

The last time there were Palestinian elections, Hamas won in a landslide. Even if Israel does agree to allow Arab residents of Jerusalem to take part in the Palestinian elections, Abbas will undoubtedly find another excuse to continue his policy of foot-dragging. Abbas and his senior officials in Ramallah have, in fact, turned the PA into a private fiefdom. They have no functioning parliament, no free media, and no open debate. The only people Abbas consults with are his "yes-men" who appear to agree with every word he says. This is how Abbas likes matters, and he obviously sees no reason why Palestinians should waste money and energies on new elections as long as they have him as president

US House passes Never Again Education Act on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

(January 27, 2020 / JNS) On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed on Monday the Never Again Education Act, a bill that seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States. The final tally was 393-5, with four Republicans and one Independent, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, voting against the bill. If enacted, it would expand the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s education programming to teachers nationwide, requiring the museum to develop and disseminate resources to improve awareness and understanding of the Holocaust and its lessons. Read more...

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