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Netanyahu: Moving US Embassy Would Help Advance Peace by Shattering Palestinians' Fantasy

The Prime Minister's Office also released a summary of a meeting between Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer and National Security Advisor-designate Michael Flynn on 16 January. A White House press spokeswoman confirmed the President would meet with Abbas but could not immediately provide more information. The United States, like most of the worldwide community, has traditionally considered Jerusalem disputed ahead of final-status negotiations. Read More »

Donald Trump's Middle East Comment in Israel

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Donald Trump took a moment out of his tour of the Middle East to address the catastrophic terrorist attack in Manchester, England last night. It later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the worldwide community and claims the entire city as its capital. Read More »

Trump to launch peace push within a month - Arab report

He loves people, he especially loves the Israeli people". The audience included US and Israeli officials, as well as prominent citizens from both. Trump will also view the Sistine Chapel. "So, we are telling you right now, that Iran will not have nuclear weapons", he said. "I am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians", he said. Read More »

Manchester bomber known to authorities, likely did not act alone: UK minister

It doesn't mean that they're expected to arrest everybody they know. Minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday on BFM television that British and French intelligence have information that Abedi had been to Syria. Prime Minister Theresa May announced late on Tuesday (Wednesday AEST) that the threat level was now considered "critical", meaning an attack may be imminent. Read More »

Manchester attack: U.S. leaks about bomber irritating - Rudd

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Asked whether the USA leaks had compromised the investigation, she said: "I wouldn't go that far but I can say that they are perfectly clear about the situation and that it shouldn't happen again". "Salman showed me a face of hate after that sermon", Mohammed Saeed told The Guardian of the 2015 encounter. He added: "He was showing me hatred". Read More »

Trump talks peace while selling weapons

In a joint news conference, the Palestinian president said: "Once again, we reassert to you our positions of accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967 - the state of Palestine with its capital as East Jerusalem, living alongside the state of Israel in peace and security and good neighborhood, as well as resolving the entire final status issues based on worldwide law and global long-term resolutions, and respecting side agreements which sets the tone for the implementation of ... Read More »

Melania Trump promptly slapped President Trump extended hand away at Israel airport

Trump has also retreated from a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , bending to the same diplomatic and security concerns as other presidents who have made similar promises. Notably, the U.S. president did not speak of an independent Palestinian state next to Israel, but instead talked about improving the Palestinian economy and strengthening counter-terrorism efforts - a possible reference to Israeli and Palestinian security coordination. Read More »

Philippine church says priest, churchgoers taken hostage

At least 21 people have died in the fighting, officials said . Philippine authorities assert the situation is under control - though they have told residents in Marawi City to remain indoors and summoned reinforcements from neighboring regions to redouble their efforts to reclaim the city Wednesday morning. Read More »

Manchester bombing suspect was University of Salford student

May said raising the threat level means military will replace police officers at some public events. The new developments comes as the terror threat level in England is now at it's highest lever after being raised to "critical" with warnings that another attack may be imminent. Read More »

Tories accused of 'all out attack' on pensioners over axed triple lock

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned deaths from hypothermia would increase as a result of Tory electionproposals to withdraw the winter fuel allowance from better off pensioners. Under plans in the Conservative manifesto, eligibility would be related to income - although the party has not indicated what the threshold would be and who would qualify. Read More »

BC May 9, 2017 Election Results and Comments

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Clark, 51, told supporters early Wednesday she intends to remain premier. "We have won the popular vote, and we have won the most seats, and with absentee ballots still to be counted, I am confident they will strengthen our margin of victory", said Clark. Read More »

Who won Eurovision 2017? Full results leaderboard revealed

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Bulgaria came in second and Moldavia surprised everyone this year and took third place. "We live in a world of fast food music". Music is not fireworks, music is feeling ... The stage invader, wrapped in an Australian flag, was swiftly wrestled off the stage by a security guard. Isaiah Firebrace from Australia is introduced during the Final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Read More »

Schumer calls on Trump to press Abbas on incitement

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I stand in awe of the accomplishments of the Jewish people and I make this promise to you my administration will always stand with Israel". "They are ready to reach for peace". "There is a moment to seize. One needs to seize it, show leadership and boldness, and we will help them". Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he argued he never mentioned Israel, the source of the classified intelligence, according to various officials - something he has not been accused of ... Read More »

Everything we know about the Manchester attack

Witnesses at the arena described seeing metal nuts and bolts among the debris of Monday's bomb, and spoke about the fear and confusion that gripped concert-goers. The head teacher of the Tarleton Community Primary School in Lancashire described her as "simply a lovely little girl in every aspect of the word. Saffie was quiet and unassuming with a creative flair". Read More »

Five school bus passengers seriously hurt in crash with dump truck

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According to the news release from the Grant County Sheriff's Office, the school bus entered the intersection from Morgan Road, and was heading northbound at the same time the dump truck was traveling west on CTH P. Randy Pugh, 59, of Viola, was driving a dump truck westbound on Highway P for Lepke Trucking of La Crosse. Gundersen in Prairie du Chien, as well as Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster were where the injured were transported to. Read More »

Metro Detroiters concerned over Trump's proposed budget cuts

At the White House on Tuesday, Mulvaney continued to push Trump's proposal by asking lawmakers to look "at the budget through the eyes of the taxpayer" instead of those who receive benefits from federal programs. Alongside a $191 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - colloquially called food stamps - which serves more than 1 million Ohioans, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would be eliminated and costs for further restoration efforts would be left for the ... Read More »

3 more arrested in Manchester; attacker's Libya ties probed

Police carried out a controlled explosion on a suspect device several hours after the blast. It's being called the deadliest attack in England since the 2005 suicide bombings in London . In March, a British-born convert to Islam plowed a vehicle into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge, killing four people, before stabbing to death a police officer who was on the grounds of parliament. Read More »

Iran President Hassan Rouhani Blasts Trump's Saudi Summit

In a jibe at the multibillion-dollar arms deals signed between Mr Trump and the Saudi government at the weekend, he said: "You can't solve terrorism just by giving your people's money to a superpower". For his part, Macron congratulated Rouhani on securing a second term in the Friday's presidential election in Iran. Tehran and Riyadh are involved in proxy wars across the region, backing opposite sides in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon. Read More »

Trump pushes for Mideast peace

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Speaking at the Israel Museum Trump said "We know that peace is possible if we put aside the pain and disagreements of the past and commit together to finally resolving this crisis which has dragged on for almost half a century". "We can keep going through the charade of a peace process on and on. But with determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal". Read More »

Trump, Abbas say peace deal with Israel is possible

A White House statement listing Trump's goals for the trip included a hilarious (and juicy!) typo: " Promote the possibility of lasting peach " between Israel and the Palestinians. In a similar statement, Husam Zomlot, chief Palestinian representative to the United States, said, "There is a very solid bilateral relationship between the USA and Palestine based on many years of working together". Read More »