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US Slashes United Nations’ Budget By $285 Million Following “Stunning” Jerusalem Rebuke

The United States announced a $285 million cut in the United Nations’ “bloated” budget for next year, negotiated by UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. A statement by the United States Mission to the United Nations reads:  Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. ‎Among a host of other successes, the […]

“A Stunning Rebuke”: 128 Nations Support UN Call For Trump To Withdraw Jerusalem Decision

One day after Trump escalated his war of words with the UN, threatening to cut off foreign financial aid over today’s UN vote on the president’s decision to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the United Nations on Thursday delivered what has been dubbed a “stunning rebuke” of the US President’s Jerusalem decision, voting overwhelmingly […]

Abbas: US Can No Longer Mediate Israel-Palestinian Talks

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, With the US so heavily committed to supporting Israel, and protecting them from any UN resolutions, it’s always been difficult for the Palestinian leadership to trust the US to be an impartial moderator for peace efforts. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Wednesday’s move by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as […]

Trump May Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital Next Week

Submitted by South Front On Friday a senior US official told Reuters that US President Donald Trump may deliver a speech next Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Some Middle East experts speculate that such a move will be a major blow to the US relations with Arab countries and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. No US […]

In Latest Flip-Flop, Trump Decides Not To Move Israel Embassy To Jerusalem

The list of campaign promise reversals continues to grow as The FT reports President Donald Trump has decided not to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a major reversal of one of his foreign policy campaign pledges. During the presidential campaign Mr Trump repeatedly vowed to move the US […]