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May 23, 2017 7:22 PM Trump Calls for Israel and Palestinians to Put Aside the 'Pain and Disagreements of the Past'

(JERUSALEM) — President Donald Trump made a personal appeal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past," as he closed a four-day swing through the Middle East Tuesday. But Trump departed for Europe having offered no real indication of a path forward on one of the world's most intractable 26

May 23, 2017 6:58 PM Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace

President Donald Trump made a personal appeal for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling on both sides to put aside the "pain and disagreements of the past," as he closed a four-day swing through the Middle East Tuesday. But Trump departed for Europe having offered no real indication of a path forward on one of the world's most intractable 28

May 23, 2017 3:41 AM Maybe Melania Trump swatted Donald Trump’s hand away out of love

It was the hand swat that went viral across the internet — the moment when First Lady Melania Trump wouldn’t take President Donald Trump’s hand as the two were arriving at the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Rather than indulge her 70-year-old husband in what many regard as a routine gesture of affection between loving married couples, Melania swatted his hand away. Footage 31

May 21, 2017 8:32 PM The 6 Biggest Questions Facing President Donald Trump in Israel

President Trump’s forays into Middle East diplomacy have been as unpredictable as the rest of his presidency and his first visit to Israel as Commander-in-Chief promises more of the same. Originally billed as a warm welcome to an outspoken friend, his visit has become overshadowed by a slew of unseemly spats over Jerusalem, intelligence-sharing and settlements 15

May 18, 2017 6:38 PM More than they bargained for? Israeli leaders gird for Trump visit

a shift in thought Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signaled that Trump is someone he can work with. But the president's unpredictability and recent enthusiasm for the Mideast peace process could put Israel's right-wing coalition in a tough spot. May 18, 2017 Jerusalem—A recent cartoon in the liberal Israeli newspaper Haaretz showed Prime Minister 15

May 8, 2017 5:07 AM New Hamas chief latest step toward international acceptance: analysts

Ismail Haniya's election as Hamas chief is another sign that the Islamist movement is seeking to soften its image and show it can offer a viable alternative to Mahmud Abbas, analysts said. Considered a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union, Hamas has taken steps in recent days that are seen as a bid to ease its international isolation 5

May 7, 2017 2:53 PM New Hamas policy document is just a small facelift

It’s important to admit that these talks yielded very little on the ground. Their advantage is in deepening the understandings of what bothers Israel and what annoys (but who cares?) the other side. One cannot ignore the cynical timing in which Hamas presented its “document of principles and general policies.” It hit us (although unsurprisingly) in the transition 17

May 6, 2017 6:45 PM PressTV-'Billionaire Zionist mad at Trump over Israel'

US Republican Party mega-donor and hard-line Zionist Sheldon Adelson has expressed dissatisfaction over President Donald Trump apparent backing out on his campaign promise to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds. During the election campaign, Trump had vowed to move the embassy immediately after assuming office 5

May 6, 2017 5:37 PM Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as its leader

The Hamas Islamic militant movement that controls the Gaza Strip announced Saturday it had chosen its former Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniyeh as the group’s new political chief. Israel, along with Egypt, has been enforcing a crippling border blockade against them since then. Though it has softened some of its rhetoric, Hamas’ new platform clung to the hard-line 4

May 6, 2017 5:37 PM Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

Hamas said its former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, was elected overall head of the Palestinian group on Saturday, succeeding Khaled Meshaal. Haniya, seen as a pragmatist within the movement, is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave run by Hamas since 2007, unlike Meshaal who lives in exile in Doha and has completed the maximum 7