U.S. President Joe Biden pledges multi-year $100million aid to Palestine

U.S. President Joe Biden promised on Friday not to give up efforts to end the decades-long Israeli Palestinian conflict, though he offered no new proposals to restart the stalled political dialogue between the two sides. As he wrapped up the first leg of a Middle Eastern trip before departing for Saudi Arabia, Biden visited a… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden pledges multi-year $100million aid to Palestine

U.S., Israel issue joint pledge to deny Iran nuclear weaponry

U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid signed a joint pledge on Thursday to deny Iran nuclear arms, a show of unity by allies long divided over diplomacy with Tehran. The undertaking, part of a “Jerusalem Declaration” crowning Biden’s first visit to Israel as president, came a day after he told a… Read More U.S., Israel issue joint pledge to deny Iran nuclear weaponry

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives Israel to kick-start Middle East visit

U.S. President Joe Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday, kicking off a high-stakes trip to the Middle East dominated by efforts to persuade Gulf allies to pump more oil and bring Israel and Saudi Arabia closer together. Biden will spend two days in Jerusalem for talks with Israeli leaders before meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden arrives Israel to kick-start Middle East visit

Israeli rightist lawmaker Nir Barkat seeks to outlaw reinauguration of U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem

An Israeli right-wing opposition legislator is seeking to outlaw the planned reopening of a U.S. mission in Jerusalem that has traditionally been a base for diplomatic outreach to the Palestinians. Israel’s new cross-partisan government led by nationalist Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also opposes the reinauguration of the consulate, potentially buoying Likud lawmaker Nir Barkat’s effort… Read More Israeli rightist lawmaker Nir Barkat seeks to outlaw reinauguration of U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem

U.S. sends envoy to mediate in Israel, Palestine crisis

The United States dispatched a senior diplomat on Wednesday to urge Israelis and Palestinians to calm the worst flare-up in violence between them in years, which has appeared to catch the Biden administration off guard as it pursued other priorities. In remarks welcomed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Secretary of State Antony Blinken defended Israel’s… Read More U.S. sends envoy to mediate in Israel, Palestine crisis

U.S. to provide at least $235million in aid to Palestine

The Biden administration plans to provide at least $235 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinians, restarting funding for the United Nations agency supporting refugees and restoring other assistance cut off by then-President Donald Trump, people familiar with the matter said. The package, including humanitarian, economic and security aid, is expected to be announced by… Read More U.S. to provide at least $235million in aid to Palestine

U.S. President Donald Trump cancels $25million aid fund for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals

​President Donald Trump has ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of American aid, a U.S. State Department official said on Saturday. Trump called for a review of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians earlier this year to ensure the funds… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump cancels $25million aid fund for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals