After another Jared Kushner visit, the Trump administration is starting to face reality in the Middle East – Business Insider

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump chat as White House senior advisor Jared Kushner is seen in between them, during their meeting at the King David hotel in Jerusalem May 22, 2017. Thomson Reuters The statement the White House issued late Wednesday night following a more than two-hour meeting between Prime […]

Kushner’s first foray into Mideast peace reveals challenges ahead – Al-Monitor

Kushner’s first foray into Mideast peace reveals challenges ahead Author: Daoud Kuttab Posted June 25, 2017 The press release issued by the US Consulate in Jerusalem on June 22 sounded a lot like the typical protocol press releases issued by Arab state wire services. It mentioned who met and talked about peace, called the meeting “productive,” but failed to […]

A Very Scary Week in the Middle East – Common Dreams

What a scary week in the Mideast. The epicenter of the world’s energy resources and the land-bridge between Asia and Africa is spinning out of control as the danger of a shooting war between the US and Russia grows daily. A US F-18 warplane shot down a Syrian Air Force SU-22 ground attack aircraft over […]

Spotlight: Peace still elusive despite IS massive defeats in Mideast – Xinhua

ISTANBUL, June 25 (Xinhua) — The Islamic State (IS) has recently suffered massive military failures in Iraq and Syria, but the chance for peace and stability in the war-torn Middle East will still be as slim as ever, senior Turkish experts told Xinhua in interviews on Sunday. IS militants had blown up […]

Trump’s team faces reality in the Middle East – The Jerusalem Post

The statement the White House issued late Wednesday night following a more than two-hour meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump’s Mideast point man Jared Kushner was, at first glance, extremely innocuous. Kushner was joined by Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt and Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and the […]

Spotlight: Europe easy prey for attacks as IS diverts failure in Mideast – Xinhua

by Mahmoud Fouly CAIRO, June 25 (Xinhua) — The recent wave of terrorist attacks in Europe is correlated in one way or another with the chaotic situation in the Middle East and the defeats of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, Arab security experts told Xinhua in recent interviews. Dozens […]

Mideast mission: A new team wades into Israel-Palestine, eyes open – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mideast mission: A new team wades into Israel-Palestine, eyes open – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette}

Charles Krauthammer: At stake in the Mideast is consolidation of the … – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on? It might appear a mindless mess, but the outlines are clear. The great Muslim civil war, centered in Syria, is approaching its post-Islamic State phase. It’s the end […]

Charles Krauthammer: At stake in the Mideast is consolidation of the Shiite Crescent – Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on? It might appear a mindless mess, but the outlines are clear. The great Muslim civil war, centered in Syria, is approaching its post-Islamic State phase. It’s the end […]

Trump’s Matryoshka Doll Mideast Crises – HuffPost

At 31, the new crown prince, already the Saudi defense minister, with vast power over the petroleum complex and domestic economy, is less than half Trump’s age. But, already a friend of Trump’s own princeling Jared Kushner, he is easily the most powerful Saudi crown prince since Crown Prince Fahd emerged in the ’70s after […]

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