Feb 18 2017
Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations (UN), on Thursday said that the United States "absolutely" supports a two-solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to the Associated Press.
The United States wants to help bring the Israelis and Palestinians to "the table to have them talk through this in a fresh way, to say, 'Okay we're going back to the drawing board".
On Tuesday, a senior White House official said that the administration of US President Donald Trump would no longer seek to dictate an eventual peace settlement by insisting on a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
A two-state solution - the idea of Israel and Palestine living side-by-side and at peace - has been the bedrock of U.S. diplomacy for the past two decades.
In a statement, he urged worldwide community to do everything it can to bring about a two-state solution to the conflict as there is no alternative.
Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said the council had reaffirmed its support for the two-state solution and that there was "no need to reinvent the wheel" in the peace process.
"Netanyahu was asked on his way to Washington if he still supported the idea of two-state solution and he did not make any comments", Smith said. Husam Zomlot, strategic affairs adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, told Arab News Wednesday that the PA is willing to deal positively with the Trump administration on that basis, and rejected the Israeli prime minister's language of dictation.
"So it's an ominous indication - with Netanyahu coming to visit Trump - [that] Trump is prepared to embrace an escalation of the conflict in the region with really serious prospects [for] the armed expulsion of the Palestinians and the escalation of USA attacks in the region, including on Iran", the analyst stated.
Resolution 2334 was adopted at the end of 2016 and declared settlements an obstacle to peace and called on Israel to halt construction. "The US is just there to support the process".
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Donald Trump shake hands during a meeting at the Trump Tower in NY on September 25, 2016.
Trump has also nominated as his ambassador to Israel New York lawyer David Friedman, who is a well-known supporter of settlements and opposes a two-state solution.
While taking with reporters Thursday, Haley also accused the United Nations of having an anti-Israel bias.
But his nominee for the U.S. ambassadorship, his former bankruptcy lawyer, David Friedman, has been a long-term supporter of expanded settlements and even annexation of the West Bank. "We will never repeat the bad mistake of resolution 2334", she said of the settlements resolution. I'm very happy with the one that both parties like.
Feb 17 2017
Texas police officer saves restaurant from burning vehicle
He was able to get his wife and daughter out of the truck safely before it burst into flames. The officer then pushed the truck out of the drive-thru line and away from the restaurant.
Feb 16 2017
Immigrant protected under Obama-era program arrested in Seattle
Emily Langley, a spokeswoman for the USA attorney's office in Seattle , said the Justice Department was still reviewing the case. Dreamer: Ramirez-Medina was one of Barack Obama's dreamers, protected by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) act.
Feb 15 2017
Girls, 11 and 12, shot in head in separate Chicago attacks
Williams spoke to EBONY.com while at the hospital's Intensive Care Unit where her little cousin remains on life support. One of the bullets struck Kanari in the right side of the neck, according to her family, shattering her spine.
Feb 14 2017
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He hit the jackpot". "I was so happy for him, and I was like, 'How far along is she?' And he goes, 'Eight weeks'". She announced: " Beyoncé is not the only superstar expecting twins".
Feb 13 2017
End goal of Turkey in Syria is Raqqa: Tayyip Erdogan
The town has been besieged since Monday, when government forces advancing from the south cut off a road leading into Al-Bab. The Turkish military said Turkey and Russian Federation were conducting a joint investigation into the bombing.
Feb 12 2017
Iran reacts to new United States administration at Islamic Revolution anniversary marches
Anti-Americanism has always been a domestic political force in Iran, routinely invoked by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Anyone confronting Iran will "regret" their aggressive policies, said Rouhani, a moderate who was elected president in 2013.
Feb 12 2017
World's heaviest woman weighing 500 kg lands in Mumbai for surgery
Once in Mumbai , Eman will have part of her stomach removed, hopefully triggering a major weight loss. Eman Ahmed special bed being lifted to the room allotted to her at Saifee Hospital in South Mumbai .
Feb 11 2017
China, US Warplanes Nearly Collide Over Disputed South China Sea
The previous Philippine government had filed a case against China in the Permanent Court for its blockade of Scarborough Shoal. The KJ-200 is an airborne early warning and command plane while the P-3 is a maritime surveillance aircraft.
Feb 10 2017
Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates In Holding Pattern Due To Economic Uncertainty
These applications rose 2 percent for the week and are at a 3.6 percent higher than they were a year ago. The short term, popular 15 year fixed rate mortgages can be had for 3.710% today and an April of 3.894%.
Feb 10 2017
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