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Why did Egypt risk ties to Israel and Trump with UN resolution?

23rd December 2016 – The Hill

Why did Egypt risk ties to Israel and Trump with UN resolution?

Oren Kessler

Egypt on Wednesday night circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution calling upon Israel to "immediately and completely" cease all construction in West Bank settlements and in East Jerusalem. The next day, Egypt announced it had postponed the move, after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke out against it after reportedly coming under Israeli pressure to do so. more...

Analysis & Commentary

18th January 2017 – Quoted by Aaron Magid - Jewish Insider

Senate Muslim Brotherhood Bill Provokes Controversy

Jonathan Schanzer

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017 last week in a bid to “fight against radical Islamic terrorism.” The bill notes that “it is the sense of Congress that the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist designation.” Nonetheless, since the legislative branch does not have the authority to make such a determination, the measure would require the Secretary of State to submit such an evaluation and report back to Congress within 60 days. more...

11th January 2017 – Quoted by Sean Savage - JNS.org

What will Trump mean for US ties with Israel’s peaceful Arab neighbors?

Oren Kessler

The incoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break from President Barack Obama’s foreign policy. For Egypt and Jordan, the only two Arab countries that have peace treaties with Israel and two of the most reliable U.S. allies in the Middle East, the Trump administration will provide new opportunities and challenges going forward on issues such as Islamic extremism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the status of Jerusalem. more...

23rd December 2016 – The Hill

Why did Egypt risk ties to Israel and Trump with UN resolution?

Oren Kessler

Egypt on Wednesday night circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution calling upon Israel to "immediately and completely" cease all construction in West Bank settlements and in East Jerusalem. The next day, Egypt announced it had postponed the move, after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke out against it after reportedly coming under Israeli pressure to do so. more...

14th December 2016 – The Washington Times

How Barack is like Ike

Clifford D. May

The Islamic Republic of Iran is, according to no less an authority than the U.S. government, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. Its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, suicide-bombed U.S. Marines in Beirut in 1983. Iranian-backed Shia militias killed hundreds of American troops in Iraq more recently. Just months after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran’s rulers began taking American hostages. They continue to do so. more...