Israeli National Elections and President Trump’s Peace Plan

At a press conference on Monday held during his visit to attend the inauguration of Brazil’s new President, Prime Minister Netanyahu told the media that the White House would release the details of the long-awaited Israel-Palestinian peace plan when it had the greatest chance of success, “and in their estimation elections are the time when it will have the least chance of succeeding.”

California Democrat Delegate Calls for Israel to be ‘Terminated’

Hussam Ayloush is a senior official on the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and, as a representative of District 60 of California, was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. His Twitter and Facebook pages state that “for over 14 years, I have been a fundraiser and activist for many Democratic Party campaigns. I have also helped register thousands of new voters. I work for a national civil liberties organization (CAIR-CA).”

US Offers $5 Million for Capture of Key Hamas, Hezbollah Leaders

The U.S. Department of State announced rewards of up to $5 million each for information or identification leading to the capture of the following terrorist figures: Hamas leader Saleh al-Aruri, and Hezbollah leaders Khalil Yusif Mahmoud Harb and Haytham ‘Ali Tabataba’i.

Israel Ambassador to UN: No ‘Two Sides’ Concerning Gaza

“There is Hamas that attacks and fires over 460 missiles at civilians, and there is Israel that protects its people,” Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon said. “The Security Council must condemn Hamas for its aggressive assault and finally designate it as a terrorist organization.”

State Department Stands With Israel Over Gaza Rocket Attacks

“We are aware of reports of ongoing rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza against targets in Israel,” a State Department official said “We condemn these attacks and call for their immediate halt. We stand with Israel as it defends itself against these attacks.”

State Dept. Issues New Policy: No Visas for Same-Sex Spouses of UN Staffers

The Trump administration issued a new policy effective Monday, in which domestic partners of foreign diplomats and UN officials posted in the United States must show the State Department proof of marriage by December 31, or leave the country within 30 days. This means that same-sex partners of foreign staffers who are not legally married will no longer be eligible for a spousal visa allowing them to remain in the U.S.