Tag: israel

Biden under pressure to respond to Israel-Gaza fighting uptick

May 14, 2021
President Biden is facing pressure from warring factions within his own party on how he ought to respond amid an escalating bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas involving thousands of rocket exchanges and ground troops. On one end of the political spectrum, Republicans are unified in their stance that Israel has the right to defend itself from

What is the Pompeo Doctrine? Behind the term coined on Israel trip

November 19, 2020
The State Department on Thursday appeared to describe the Trump administration’s Israel policies as part of the “Pompeo Doctrine” as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited a Jewish settlement on the West Bank. A department statement said, according to journalists from CNN and PBS, that “[t]he Secretary’s visit highlights US government support of Israeli businesses

US, Israel worked together to track and kill al Qaeda No. 2

November 15, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Israel worked together to track and kill a senior al-Qaida operative in Iran earlier this year, a bold intelligence operation by the two allied nations that came as the Trump administration was ramping up pressure on Tehran. Four current and former U.S. officials said Abu Mohammed al-Masri, al-Qaida’s

Israel, Opioids, Canadian Elections: Your Monday Evening Briefing

November 1, 2019
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Oct. 21, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit...Ronen Zvulun/Reuters1. The Israeli prime minister conceded coalition talks to his rival.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, above, gave up his attempt at forming a government, clearing the way for…

Donald Trump, Israel, John Coltrane: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

October 23, 2019
Sept. 25, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times1. The news from Washington is moving at a breakneck pace. We’ll break it down for you.This morning, the White House released a call log that showed Mr. Trump urging the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky,…