Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel Dec.
2017 - Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital ... reversing decades of U.S. policy Feb.
2018 - The U.S. administration cuts aid to Palestinians ... totaling more than $200 million in funds May 2018 - The U.S. Embassy is moved from Tel Aviv ... and opens in Jerusalem, angering the Arab world (SOUNDBITE) (English) WHITE HOUSE ADVISER, IVANKA TRUMP, SAYING: "On behalf of the 45th President of the United States of America, we welcome you officially and for the first time to the embassy of the United States here in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel." Mar.
2019 - The U.S. recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan June 2019 - Jared Kushner proposes an economic peace plan ... largely funded by the Gulf and private investors (SOUNDBITE) (English) SENIOR ADVISOR TO U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP JARED KUSHNER, SAYING: "My direct message to the Palestinian people is that despite what those who have let you down in the past tell you, President Trump and America have not given up on you." Nov.
2019 - The U.S. effectively declares Israeli settlements to be legal ... opposing most of the international community (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, SAYING: "The Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration's approach towards Israeli settlements.
U.S. public statements on settlement activities in the West Bank have been inconsistent over decades."
[NFA] President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden gave starkly contrasting messages on Saturday about the coronavirus pandemic, taking their campaigns for the White House on the road as COVID-19 cases surged again. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
President Donald Trump voted in his adopted home of Florida before hitting the campaign trail for rallies in three swing states on Saturday, joining more than 54 million Americans who have cast early ballots at a record-setting pace ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
Israel and Sudan agreed on Friday to take steps to normalize relations in a deal brokered with the help of the United States. President Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed what he called the start of a “new era”. But other nations, including Iran, are less happy about the agreement. Lauren Anthony reports.
In a historic first visit by a Gulf Arab nation, a United Arab Emirates delegation arrived in Israel on Tuesday, accompanied by top U.S. officials, to cement a normalization deal signed last month. Adam Reed has more.
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Israel on Sunday for treatment of a worsening case of COVID-19, the Palestine Liberation Organization said. Soraya Ali reports.
"You have to thank Trump" posters in Hebrew suddenly started appearing on minibuses in Tel Aviv this week, as Republican ads brought the race for the White House onto the streets of Israel. Democrats are also targeting American-Israelis. They arranged a 40% discount with the courier service DHL for voters whose home states require overseas ballots to be sent by mail. Emer McCarthy reports.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have contracted the coronavirus. The first couple are quarantining. His daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, both of whom are senior White House advisors, were screened for the coronavirus and tested negative. The president's youngest child, Barron, also tested negative. Senior aide to the president Hope Hicks tested positive. Hicks traveled with him on Air Force One this week.
An El Al Boeing 737 carrying senior U.S. and Israeli aides made aviation history by cutting straight over Saudi territory en route to Abu Dhabi on Monday for normalisation talks. Emer McCarthy reports.
CNN reports White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is traveling to the Middle East this weekend. He hopes to convince multiple Arab leaders to attend a splashy White House signing ceremony for the recent deal between the UAE and Israel. The aim is to celebrate a rare foreign-policy win and help bolster President Donald Trump's reelection efforts this November. The President's son-in-law also intends to pursue a series of normalization agreements between Israel and other Arab nations.
The 2020 Election is in its final stretch. Traditionally the launch of the presidential race's intense final stages. President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will begin trying to mobilize voters. Biden has led Trump for most of the summer. However, Pres. Trump has begun closing the gap. The two have also started in-person campaigning. President Trump worked to maintain support in the Midwest and South. On Tuesday he will visit Florida and South Carolina.
Joe Biden's poll numbers are slipping. The former Vice President is currently leading Pres. Donald Trump in the polls. He led by double digits over the summer. Now, his lead has dropped to low single digits - in some polls Trump is within the margin of error. In Wisconsin Biden is up by 3.5 points in the RealClearPolitics average. At this time in 2016 Hillary Clinton led Trump by 11.5 points.
[NFA] In the final sprint to Election Day, President Donald Trump doubled down on his attempt to win over the senior vote in Florida on Friday, while Democratic nominee Joe Biden vowed to kill the virus but not the economy in Delaware. Gavino Garay reports.
[NFA] The COVID-19 death toll could reach a half million in the United States by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, researchers with the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation said on Friday, a day after the number of new infections reported across the country approached a record high. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
A drone over Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square dropped hundreds of bags of weed on Thursday, setting off a mad scramble by onlookers to stock up, the Jerusalem Post reported. According to the Post, the giveaway was orchestrated by a Telegram group called Green Drone that advocates for the legalization of marijuana throughout Israel. The group told followers on Telegram that this was just the start of an ongoing “rain of cannabis.” No, it’s the green drone, handing out free cannabis from the sky...