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Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE peace ceremony

US President Donald Trump will host a ceremony Tuesday where Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalize relations with Israel, redrawing the Middle East's diplomatic map---and boosting the Republican's reelection hopes......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardSep 15th, 2020

UAE, Bahrain normalize ties with Israel, sign peace deal

The United Arab Emirates hopes the accord to normalize ties with Israel being signed Tuesday will ease tensions that have proved “disastrous” for the region, an Emirati official said. The minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, held a virtual media conference ahead of the signing ceremony in Washington, where Bahrain and Israel were […] The post UAE, Bahrain normalize ties with Israel, sign peace deal appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Israel establishes full ties with Bahrain, UAE at White House

Israel normalized relations with long-time foes Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates at the White House on Tuesday as President Donald Trump said similar US-brokered deals were close between the Jewish state and several other nations, including Saudi Arabia......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Trump announces ‘historic peace agreement’ between Israel, UAE

US President Donald Trump on Thursday, August 13, made the surprise announcement of a peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel is a “HUGE breakthrough” Trump tweeted, calling it a “Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends.” Speaking to reporters later, Trump suggested more diplomatic breakthroughs between Israel and its Muslim neighbors in the region were expected. “Things are happening that I can’t talk talk about,” he said......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

No Palestinian recognition if peace plan goals unmet – Kushner

WASHINGTON, USA – US presidential advisor Jared Kushner said on Sunday, February 2 that if Palestinians are unable to meet the conditions of the new Middle East peace plan he crafted , Israel should not take "the risk to recognize them as a state." The plan laid out by Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, and unveiled ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2020

Israel tightens security for first Friday prayers

Israeli police increased their presence in Jerusalem’s Old City, ahead of the first Friday prayers at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque since US President Donald Trump unveiled a controversial peace plan. The plan released on Tuesday was seen as heavily biased towards Israel and was angrily rejected by Palestinians, with one of the key bones of […] The post Israel tightens security for first Friday prayers appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan on Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader’s hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short of Palestinian ambitions. Trump’s plan envisions a disjointed Palestinian state that turns over key parts of the West Bank to Israel. It […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 29th, 2020

Led by Sanders, Democrats vow to press Israel on Palestinian state

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Democratic presidential contenders vowed on Monday, October 28, to switch gears sharply from Donald Trump's hawkish embrace of Israel, pledging they would press for a peace settlement that leads to a Palestinian state.  Half a year after Democratic candidates all shunned the annual conference of AIPAC, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

On 9/11, Trump vows to hit Taliban harder than ever

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump used 9/11 remembrance commemorations Wednesday, September 11, to announce an unprecedented escalation of the US military assault on Afghanistan's Taliban – just days after he wanted to hold peace talks with the insurgents. Speaking at a Pentagon ceremony marking the 18th anniversary ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

Kushner holds open door to wary Palestinians in Bahrain peace push

MANAMA, Bahrain – Jared Kushner said Wednesday, June 26, that the door remained open to the Palestinians to engage in his peace initiative as he accused their leaders of not caring about their own people for rejecting his $50 billion economic framework. US President Donald Trump's son-in-law launched a long-awaited ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

U.S. kicks off Mideast plan, with Palestinians boycotting

MANAMA, Bahrain – After a wait of two and a half years, the US administration is launching its Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, June 25 – with an economic initiative that the Palestinians are boycotting. For this most unconventional of US presidents, Donald Trump's Middle East peace-making bid is unlike ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Palestinians reject U.S.-Bahrain peace plan as Israel advises surrender

MANAMA, Bahrain – The Palestinians on Monday, June 24, vowed to reject a US-led peace initiative to be presented in Bahrain that dangles the prospect of $50 billion as an Israeli envoy bluntly told them they should "surrender." Finance chiefs from the United States, oil-rich Arab states and international development ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Moroccans protest against U.S.-led Mideast economic plan

RABAT, Morocco – Thousands protested Sunday, June 23, in Morocco against a planned conference in Bahrain where the economic component of a US-led plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians is set to be unveiled. Demonstrators gathered in the capital Rabat burned an Israeli flag near Morocco's parliament and shouted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Israel to attend U.S. Mideast peace conference – minister

JERUSALEM – Israel will attend an upcoming conference on the economic aspects of Washington's peace plan aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Foreign Minister Israel Katz has said. "Israel will be represented at the Bahrain economic workshop in a way that will be decided later on," Katz wrote on Twitter late ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

US, Mexico could team up and meet FIFA's World Cup need

GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer   ZURICH (AP) — The United States and Mexico could team up and meet FIFA's need for the biggest-ever World Cup in 2026 being staged by the most host nations. Canada has also joined the North American neighbors for informal talks about a three-way bid in a contest that FIFA will complete during American President-elect Donald Trump's first term, according to persons familiar with the talks. They spoke on grounds of anonymity because the talks are confidential. FIFA's decision Tuesday to expand the 2026 tournament — to 48 teams from 32, playing 80 games instead of 64 — increased the chances of co-hosting to share the load. 'In some regions not only does it make more sense, it's the only sense,' said FIFA vice president Victor Montagliani, who leads the Canadian soccer federation. 'I think when more countries share (hosting) it's an opportunity to grow the game.' Asked specifically about a potential three-way bid with the U.S. and Mexico, Montagliani said: 'It's definitely a possibility because the rules now allow for it. 'I also respect the fact that each country has the possibility to put on the World Cup (alone) and I think the discussions will happen quite soon as to what is our region is going to look like at this World Cup as I think it is an opportunity for CONCACAF.' U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati also took part in a unanimous FIFA Council decision. Though Mexico soccer leader Decio de Maria does not sit on FIFA's strategy-setting panel, he was also in Zurich with a top-level delegation from the regional soccer body, known as CONCACAF. The region was already favored to get its first World Cup since the U.S.-hosted 1994 edition, even before Tuesday's expansion decision. It now demands more high-quality training camps, hotels and transport for 48 teams, plus FIFA officials and hundreds of thousands of visiting fans. 'It means the number of countries that can host it without building major infrastructure and stadiums is limited,' said Gulati, adding his board has a 'fundamental decision' whether to bid. The U.S. could go alone, or bid with one or both neighbors. Uniting the U.S. and Mexico could win support from more than 20 Spanish-speaking federations among 211 FIFA members that now choose the World Cup hosts. It should also appeal to FIFA's sense of soccer having a role in society, amid tense cross-border relations caused by Trump's outspoken comments on Mexico. 'Listen, I'm a football guy, I'm not a politician,' said Montagliani, who like Gulati speaks fluent Spanish. 'The only thing I know from afar about Trump is that he's a big sports guy and he's proven that in the past ... so you would hope that football will trump politics. No pun intended.' FIFA typically looks for strong government support, and has it in the next two World Cup host nations Russia and Qatar. Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko is a FIFA Council member and attended Tuesday's meeting. FIFA has allowed co-costing at just one of 22 World Cups from 1930 through 2022, which included Mexico hosting alone in 1970 and '86. FIFA's former leaders later pledged not to repeat their 'two of everything' experience of 2002 in Japan and South Korea. Still, Infantino campaigned for the presidency last year promising an open mind about pan-regional hosting. FIFA's target is May 2020 to choose the 2026 host, though that could change during meetings being held in Bahrain in May. Asked if bidding could be accelerated if only three candidates emerged, and who all wanted to work together, Infantino said: 'It is premature to discuss about it now.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Trump: UN Israel vote to make peace negotiations 'much harder'

Trump: UN Israel vote to make peace negotiations 'much harder'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2016

Trump win could give Israel freer hand with Palestinians

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's presidential victory has dimmed hopes for reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and analysts say Israel may be given carte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2016

Israel begins paying last respects to Peres

JERUSALEM: Israeli leaders and crowds of mourners began paying their last respects on Thursday to ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, whose body was lying in state outside parliament. A solemn ceremony saw President Reuven Rivlin, Prim.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 29th, 2016

Fauci says Trump’s talk of Covid-19 ‘cure’ causing confusion

US President Donald Trump has been talking up an experimental Covid-19 treatment he received as “a cure,” but one of his top government scientists said referring to it as such may cause “confusion.” Anthony Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease, gave an interview to CBS News on Friday where he also referred to the coronavirus outbreak at the White House that infected dozens of people as a “super spreader event.” Asked about Trump’s effusive praise for Regeneron’s antibody treatment, Fauci said that talking about a “cure” could be misleading because it hasn’t yet been proven, and the drugs that are currently available have only been shown to have modest to moderate results.  “We don’t have any indication — I think you really have to depend on what you mean by a cure, because that’s the word that leads to a lot of confusion,” he said. He then walked through some of the medicines that are currently recommended or have been temporarily approved against the disease. These include the antiviral remdesivir which has been shown to diminish time to recovery among hospitalized patients, and the steroid dexamethasone, which reduces mortality rates in patients who need supplemental oxygen. Regeneron’s treatment belongs to a class of drug called monoclonal antibodies. Fauci said that while these had been “showing promise in clinical trials,” the research is still ongoing and no final determination has been made. Fauci was also asked about the low level of mask use at the White House until recently, and what lessons could be learned. “I think the — the data speaks for themselves,” the scientist said of mask-wearing.  “We had a super-spreader event in the White House and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and were not wearing masks. So the data speak for themselves.” More than 30 people are thought to have been infected at a White House ceremony held September 26 for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The president’s doctor Sean Conley has said Trump may return to public engagements as early as Saturday, raising fears that he may still have high levels of the virus in his body and therefore still be contagious.  Fauci said he had faith that the president’s medical team wouldn’t allow him to do that. “I can tell you, they are going to be testing him to determine the trajectory and whether he gets to the point where he’s not infected,” he said. “I can guarantee you that they will be testing him before they let him go out.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Trump names ‘brilliant’ conservative to US Supreme Court

President Donald Trump named Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, setting in motion a rush by Republicans to cement a conservative majority on the court on the eve of a tense and potentially disputed US election. Trump stood alongside Barrett at a White House Rose Garden ceremony to announce his decision, calling […] The post Trump names ‘brilliant’ conservative to US Supreme Court appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Israeli jets bomb Gaza after rocket fire

Israel bombed Gaza on Wednesday morning after rocket fire from the territory coinciding with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's signing of normalisation deals with the UAE and Bahrain in Washington......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020