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An Israeli worker hangs a campaign billboard of President Donald Trump shaking hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a Jerusalem building

Yonatan Sindel / Flash90

Analysis & Opinions - Haaretz

'What's in It for Trump?': White House Debating Release of Mideast Peace Plan Before Third Israeli Election

| Jan. 09, 2020

With Trump and Netanyahu heading for elections, some in Israel flouted the concern that Kushner's team is considering the release of the plan to help the Israeli PM – which the administration denies.

 A picture taken on August 26, 2019, shows Israeli soldiers patrolling near the northern Israeli town of Avivim, close to the border with Lebanon.


Analysis & Opinions - Daily Star

Israel pushing region toward war

| Aug. 27, 2019

Recent Israeli strikes inside Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are a sudden escalation due to gains made by Iranian proxies, coupled with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign for re-election in September. And despite Hezbollah and Israel publicly acknowledging that they have no intention of a new war, fears have increased that tit for tats could spiral out of control.

Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi visiting Al Aqsa mosques compound in Arab east Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock mosque seen in the background.


Analysis & Opinions - The National

Oman's Foreign Minister Visits Washington to Seek Greater Role in Israel-Palestine Peace Process

| Dec. 19, 2018

Oman’s quiet diplomacy is back on display in Washington this week with the Gulf country's foreign minister set to discuss mediation efforts on two fronts: Israel-Palestine and Yemen.

Minister Yusuf bin Alawi touched down in the US capital in his second visit since July and is expected to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday as wells as members of Congress.

President Donald Trump and President Abbas participate in a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace, Tuesday, May 23, 20217, in Bethlehem.

The White House/Shealah Craighead

Analysis & Opinions - Council on Foreign Relations

Reading The Trump Administration in Ramallah

| Aug. 06, 2018

Does the United States seek relations with Hamas in Gaza and to undermine the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leadership in the West Bank? Palestinians officials and insiders asked me this question repeatedly during a recent visit to Ramallah. At first, the question seems strange. How could well-informed insiders come to wonder if the United States prefers to deal with an Islamist terrorist organization to a leadership that avows non-violence and actively pursues security cooperation with Israel on a daily basis?

The participants of the International Conference on Libya listen to a verbal agreement between the various parties regarding the organization of a democratic election this year during an International Conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 29, 2018. (Etienne Laurent, Pool photo via AP)

Etienne Laurent, Pool photo via AP

Analysis & Opinions - Council on Foreign Relations

Rushing Libya’s Elections Will Lead to Disaster

  • Alexander Decina
| June 28, 2018

For more than two years, the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has sat in Tripoli, making little if any progress toward resolving Libya’s political crisis and ongoing conflict. On May 29, however, amid stagnant UN efforts, French President Emmanuel Macron convened a summit in Paris with the leaders of rival Libyan factions, and the parties agreed, in principle, to presidential and parliamentary elections by December 10.