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Blinken Brings Biden's Anti-Trump Climate Policy to Iceland
Geopolitics
Blinken Brings Biden's Anti-Trump Climate Policy to Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — On a trip overshadowed by the crisis in the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday touted the Biden administration's abrupt shift in its predecessor's climate policies as he visited Iceland for talks... Read More

Blinken Hasn't Seen Any Evidence on AP Gaza Building Strike
Foreign Affairs
Blinken Hasn't Seen Any Evidence on AP Gaza Building Strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday he hasn't yet seen any evidence supporting Israel's claim that Hamas operated in a Gaza building housing The Associated Press and other media outlets that was destroyed by an Israeli... Read More

Study: Children up to Age 9 Unlikely to Spread COVID-19
Research
Study: Children up to Age 9 Unlikely to Spread COVID-19
2021-05-12 12:54:40
by Alexa Hornbeck

According to a recent study which followed a cohort of Israeli children there is little chance that kids up to age 9 will spread COVID-19 while returning to school.    “The main question was whether school reopening was accompanied by higher... Read More

Carnegie Endowment Urges Biden To Reverse Trump's Israel-Palestine Policies
Geopolitics
Carnegie Endowment Urges Biden To Reverse Trump's Israel-Palestine Policies
2021-04-22 20:06:22
by Daniel Mollenkamp

WASHINGTON - The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a think tank based in Washington, D.C., says the U.S. should discard the Trump-era Israel-Palestine policies as a first step to break the status quo. The new report argues that the U.S.... Read More

Israeli PM Pleads Not Guilty as Corruption Trial Resumes
Foreign Affairs
Israeli PM Pleads Not Guilty as Corruption Trial Resumes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty Monday as his trial on corruption charges resumed in a Jerusalem courtroom just weeks before national elections in which he hopes to extend his 12-year rule. Netanyahu was indicted... Read More

Israeli Health Technology May Inform US Medical Response to COVID-19
Health
Israeli Health Technology May Inform US Medical Response to COVID-19
2020-06-02 18:46:01
by Kate Michael

Novel technologies are being used around the globe to combat COVID-19. Practical applications of new technologies are poised to make a significant impact in the fight against the virus. Among those is a batch of innovations coming out of Israel,... Read More

Trump Changes Decades-old US Position on Illegality of Israeli Settlements
Foreign Affairs
Trump Changes Decades-old US Position on Illegality of Israeli Settlements

WASHINGTON — Reversing decades of carefully worded U.S. policy, the Trump administration on Monday said that, in its view, Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank do not violate international law. The move could clear the way for Israel’s annexation... Read More

Bleak Prospects for Israel’s Netanyahu After Election Yields Inconclusive Result
Foreign Affairs
Bleak Prospects for Israel’s Netanyahu After Election Yields Inconclusive Result

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hold on power appeared precarious Wednesday as nearly complete election results showed that his conservative Likud party and its allies fell short of a parliamentary majority. With the main Israeli stations reporting more... Read More

Early Ballot Count Shows Israel’s Netanyahu Faltering in Closely Fought Race
Foreign Affairs
Early Ballot Count Shows Israel’s Netanyahu Faltering in Closely Fought Race

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fighting for his political life, appeared early Wednesday to falter in his quest for a new term in office, with exit polls and early ballot-counting giving an edge to his main... Read More

Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum
Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Offers Sweeping View of US Foreign Policy at Economic Club Forum
2019-07-30 14:53:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump has ordered him to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by the 2020 election and begin the closing chapter of the nearly two-decade-old conflict. "That's... Read More

House Opposes Israel Boycott in Overwhelmingly Bipartisan Vote
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House Opposes Israel Boycott in Overwhelmingly Bipartisan Vote
2019-07-24 19:21:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday co-sponsored by Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., opposing an international effort to boycott Israel. The vote on H. Res. 236, opposing the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement that targets Israel, was... Read More

White House’s Middle East Economic Plan Lacks Historical Understanding
Foreign Affairs
White House’s Middle East Economic Plan Lacks Historical Understanding
2019-06-28 20:48:04
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - The White House earlier this week unveiled its long-awaited and highly touted Middle East peace plan. Well, at least the economic portion of it.  To unveil the plan, Washington convened a two-day workshop in Manama, Bahrain, on June... Read More

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