Thursday, March 30, 2017

March 30, 2017: Arab leaders ready to work with Trump on Mideast peace deal

Arab leaders ready to work with Trump on Mideast peace deal: Affirming 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, Arab League summit undercuts Israel’s talk of regional relations preceding progress on Palestinian issue

DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — Arab leaders on Wednesday relaunched a peace plan that offers Israel full ties in exchange for Palestinian statehood, signaling to President Donald Trump that they are ready to engage if he tries to broker a broader Mideast peace.

Host Jordan said the one-day Arab summit held on the shores of the Dead Sea sent a “message of peace” — though one that could put new pressure on Israel to withdraw from lands it occupied in the 1967 Mideast war.

The gathering came ahead of White House meetings in coming weeks between Trump and three Arab leaders — Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The trio met on the sidelines of the summit to consolidate positions ahead of the White House meetings, officials said.

Trump hasn’t yet formulated a policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but has said he is eager to broker a deal. His initial comments, including a campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem and suggestions that there are alternatives to a two-state solution, caused alarm among some Arab leaders.

However, an embassy move no longer appears imminent, and some Trump administration officials have since endorsed the two-state solution.

Trump’s international envoy, Jason Greenblatt, attended the summit and held talks with Abbas and the foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt and Qatar.

Greenblatt affirmed Trump’s belief that an Israeli-Palestinian deal “is not only possible, but would reverberate positively throughout the region and the world,” the U.S. Embassy in Jordan said. The envoy focused on making tangible progress, a statement said.

In reaffirming the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative, the summit undercut Israel’s proposal of a regional peace in which normalization with some Arab countries would precede a deal with the Palestinians. Abbas has vehemently opposed this idea, fearing it would further weaken Palestinian negotiating positions.

The Palestinians want to set up a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, lands Israel captured in 1967.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he is willing to negotiate the terms of Palestinian statehood, but rejects a partition of Jerusalem and, like his predecessors, has expanded Israeli settlements on occupied lands.

Netanyahu has not formally abandoned his stated support for the two-state solution, but has stopped mentioning it in his speeches since Trump was elected. Instead, he has made vague statements about seeking a region-wide peace agreement.

Israeli Cabinet minister Israel Katz suggested after the summit ended that Israel is ready to cooperate with Arab states, including in countering shared security threats, while “also advancing initiatives to improve the conditions of the Palestinians” in the West Bank and Gaza.

Katz said that a positive change in the regional climate “could lead in the future to peace.”

Katz made no reference to the Arab peace plan, which was first launched in 2002. In the past, Israel has balked at the plan’s proposed scope of withdrawals and its call for a “just settlement” of the Palestinian refugee problem.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the summit signaled the Arab world is willing to engage with the Trump administration in efforts to negotiate a two-state deal. He said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a root cause of Mideast tensions, and that resolving it would boost the fight against terrorism.

The summit’s closing statement said “peace is a strategic option” for Arab states.

The declaration also highlighted the importance of Jerusalem to the Arab world.

Close to 40 percent of the city’s residents are Palestinians. Jerusalem is home to a major Muslim-run site — the Al Aqsa Mosque compound — that is also revered by Jews as their holiest site and home of their biblical Temples.

The statement urged countries around the world not to move their diplomatic missions in Israel to Jerusalem — another signal to Trump.

Most countries, including the U.S., have not recognized Israel’s annexation of east Jerusalem and keep their embassies in the Israeli coastal metropolis of Tel Aviv.

The summit affirmed long-held positions of Jordan, which has a large Palestinian population and also serves as custodian of the Al Aqsa compound.

The consensus on the Palestinian issue also served as a showcase for Arab unity in a fractured region, where leaders find themselves on opposite sides of long-running conflicts, particularly Syria’s six-year-old civil war.

The 21 kings, presidents and top officials gathered on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea, had a clear view from the summit’s venue to the Israeli-occupied West Bank on the opposite shore.

Despite demands for urgent political reform to tackle the region’s challenges, including high unemployment and widespread gender inequality, the optics of the summit signaled business as usual. The leaders around the table were all men, most of them elderly.

Syrian President Bashar Assad was absent — he hasn’t been invited since Syria’s suspension from the 22-member Arab League following his crackdown on a 2011 uprising that quickly turned into a brutal civil war.

Meanwhile, there were signs that Egypt and Saudi Arabia were making progress toward easing tensions that have been simmering for months.

During the summit session, the Egyptian president and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman slipped out of the summit session for face-to-face talks.

Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, the head of the Arab League, later said that Salman invited el-Sissi to visit Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia is a leading supporter of the Syrian opposition, while Egypt, fearful of Islamic militants among the rebels’ ranks, has pushed for a political solution that might keep Assad in power.

3-30-3017: Egypt, Jordan, PA look to coordinate stances ahead of White House visits

Egypt, Jordan, PA look to coordinate stances ahead of White House visits: Palestinian foreign ministry says trips by Sissi, King Abdullah will set tone for Abbas’s later meeting with Trump

Sissi is slated to meet with Trump on April 3. Abdullah will meet with Trump two days later, a US official said Thursday. Abbas is expected to visit soon after, but an official date to visit the White House has not yet been announced.

The meetings between the US president with Sissi and Abdullah will help determine the nature of Abbas’s visit to Washington, the ministry said.

“We will evaluate the results and outcomes of these two important visits to Washington in order to determine the shape and nature of President Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to Washington, utilizing the momentum of the two visits, drawing on their lessons and output for the benefit of the…position agreed upon at the tripartite meeting yesterday,” the ministry said.


Earlier in the day, Israel's security cabinet approved a new settlement that was promised by Netanyahu to former residents of Amona.

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration accepts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rationale for approving one exceptional new settlement for evacuees of Amona, an Israeli outpost in the West Bank that was dismantled last month, one senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, Israel's security cabinet approved a new settlement that was promised by Netanyahu to former residents of Amona. Their outpost was evacuated after Israel's High Court ruled it was an illegal construction.

"We would note that the Israeli prime minister made a commitment to the Amona settlers prior to President Trump laying out his expectations, and has consistently indicated that he intended to move forward with this plan," the US official said.

Construction will take place in Emek Shilo, and will represent the first new settlement in the West Bank approved in two decades.

During his visit to the White House last month, Netanyahu was asked by US President Donald Trump to "hold back" on new settlement construction– a position the prime minister will respect going forward, US officials say.

The president's special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, has been shuttling around the region in an effort to reboot Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

"Going forward, and as we move into more detailed discussions regarding the possibilities for advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Israeli government has made clear that Israel's intent is to adopt a policy regarding settlement activity that takes President Trump's concerns into consideration," the US official added.

3/30/2017: UNESCO won't erase Jewish connection to Temple Mount, after all?

Arab countries seem to be retreating from attempts to hurt Israel in UNESCO in latest resolution.

Arab countries are softening their attempts to hurt Israel in UNESCO, it seems. A resolution which is supposed to go up for vote in the organization at the beginning of May and which has been unofficially distributed reveals a significant diplomatic breakthrough on the part of the Israeli Foreign Ministry at one of the toughest fronts Israel faces in the UN.

After a series of resolutions which attempted to erase the connection of the Jewish people to the holy places in Jerusalem and to present those places as holy to Muslims only, Arab countries have decided to take a step back on the sensitive issue affecting Jews worldwide.

The new resolution, which will go up for a vote in the course of a meeting on “Jerusalem, Gaza and Judea and Samaria,” has cut out significant portions of anti-Israel content existing in previous resolutions.

In the past two weeks, a concerted effort by the Foreign Ministry and the delegation in Paris has taken place to soften the resolution, while, during the moments leading up to the vote, the Prime Minister himself is expected to lead the diplomatic struggle.

Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama Hacohen, said that “when we’re talking about anti-Israel resolutions spearheaded by Arab countries, you only count your accomplishments when you’re leaving the building after the vote. It’s better to get a draft of the resolution which doesn’t directly harm [our claims to] the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, which are the heart of the Jewish people, but [neither] do we intend to sit quietly when they stab us in other places, even if they are less sensitive.”

He added that “the State of Israel has decided to put an end to the obsession and incitement within international organizations, even if it takes years - and until then, to raise the price that initiators and participants [in anti-Israel activity] pay. There is no doubt that, with the new administration in Washington headed by President Trump and Ambassador Haley, the goal which, until recently, appeared to be a fantasy has become an achievable goal.”

“In any event,” he concluded, “we will work in the coming month around the world and around the clock to continue and explain the truth, of today and of history, and we will expect - but won’t build upon - the reasonableness of our neighbors.”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Reminder: It is 6 months until the September 23, 2017 astronomical alignment that may actually be the Revelation 12 sign which depicts the birth of the church into heaven. How, when and where to watch the converging sign before the sun covers it up. Thank you for watching, liking, sharing and for your support, friends!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


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The War will break out around Rosh Hashanah 5778!! Amazing Discovery from Brother In Christ Bob Ware ~ There is a connection between Rosh Hashanah 5777 & Rosh Hashanah 5778 with the Sum of the OT Chapter Numbers and the No. of days served by the 4 assassinated Presidents! 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Trump ‘heavily committed’ to Mideast peace, says Herzog

Trump ‘heavily committed’ to Mideast peace, says Herzog: Addressing AIPAC conference, opposition leader calls for response to Arab Peace Initiative, says ‘we need to be leaders’

WASHINGTON – Opposition leader Isaac Herzog told the AIPAC conference on Monday that regional conditions had ripened into a “golden moment” to work toward a peace agreement with the Palestinians and that US President Donald Trump is “heavily committed” to the process.

Herzog, speaking at the annual policy conference after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, acknowledged his fruitless efforts last year to form a coalition government to advance a regional peace deal, but said, “Now there is another opportunity with this administration for a great change in the region.”

Herzog was close to forming a unity government on the premise of a regional peace deal, but Netanyahu ultimately backed out.

“Tomorrow we will mark 15 years since the launching of the Arab Peace Initiative,” Herzog said. He was referring to an Arab-League-endorsed 2002 proposal to end the Arab-Israeli conflict by normalizing relations between Arab states and Israel, in return for a full Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem and a “just settlement” of the Palestinian refugee problem.

“I believe Israel should respond to that initiative and I believe we should identify the peace opportunity and make another effort.”

Herzog said that regional leaders “have to present a vision of hope to both peoples, to the young people, the next generation. We can do it — we need simply to take bold steps. We need to be leaders — that’s what we were elected for.”

While the Israeli left has traditionally found a common political language with US Democrats, Herzog expressed confidence in the Republican Trump administration.

“After meeting with Jason Greenblatt [Trump’s special representative for international negotiations], I’m impressed that President Trump is heavily committed toward reaching peace between Israel and the Arabs,” he said, to applause from the audience.

While Herzog warned that Israel has to be “cautious” and “responsible,” and that “Israel’s security is above all,” he also noted that there was “an opportunity, because there is a convergence of interests between moderate Arab states and Israel at this given moment.

“Because we can just knock at the door and enter into the region and be finally welcomed into the region, we have to talk to the nations nearby,” he said.

3-27-2017: PM: Israel ‘committed’ to working with Trump on peace process

PM: Israel ‘committed’ to working with Trump on peace process: Addressing AIPAC via satellite from Jerusalem, Netanyahu hails friendlier US-Israel ties under new administration

WASHINGTON — Speaking before nearly 18,000 pro-Israel advocates gathered for AIPAC’s annual Policy Conference on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the warm ties being forged between his government and the new Trump administration, saying that he was committed to working with the president to reach a peace deal.

Addressing the crowd via satellite link from Jerusalem, Netanyahu talked about his “exceptionally warm meeting” with President Donald Trump at the White House last month, and signaled that the two men were fostering a far better relationship than the one he shared with president Barack Obama.

“Israel is committed to working with President Trump to advance peace with the Palestinians and with all our neighbors,” he said.

Trump has already sought to create the conditions for negotiations to resume after a three-year hiatus. Jason Greenblatt, his special representative for international negotiations, recently returned from a trip to the region during which he met with both Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Trump has also been seeking an agreement with Israel on slowing down settlement construction — although the two parties have been unable to reach an understanding so far. During a joint press conference with Netanyahu last month, Trump asked him to “hold back on settlements for a bit.”

While Netanyahu did not mention the settlement issue in his address, he sought to assure the spirited crowd that very friendly ties were developing under the new White House.

“I want to thank the president for his strong support of Israel,” he said. “I want to thank Vice President [Mike] Pence for his warm words for Israel last night.” Pence, who was close with the pro-Israel lobby during his tenure in the House, addressed the same crowd Sunday evening.

The Israeli premier stressed the White House’s language would translate into action that would benefit Israel. “The administration has shown its commitment to turning those words into policies,” he said.

He said that was already apparent in the administration’s dedication to confronting Iran, US envoy Nikki Haley’s strong stand for Israel at the United Nations, and the commitment to ensuring that US aid to Israel remains robust.

One of the loudest cheers came when he spoke of “Ambassador Haley standing up for what’s right for Israel and the truth at the United Nations,” referencing the US boycotting the UN Human Rights Council and taking it to task for its anti-Israel bias.

“I am confident that the United States and Israel will stand together, shoulder to shoulder, to ensure that light triumphs over darkness and hope triumphs over despair,” Netanyahu said. “Our partnership means also confronting Iran’s aggression in the region and its terrorism around the world.”

His AIPAC address comes months after his bitter dispute with the Obama administration over its allowing the passage — by forgoing its veto power — of a UN Security Council resolution that condemned Israel’s settlement project as illegal and an obstacle to peace.

He also cited the president’s recent budget blueprint that, while seeking to cut the State Department’s budget by 28 percent, would leave its assistance to Israel untouched.

“You see it in the budget requests submitted by President Trump,” Netanyahu said, which leaves “aid to Israel fully funded” even amid federal belt-tightening.

Netanyahu also took the opportunity to congratulate Trump’s longtime lawyer David Friedman, who was recently confirmed by the Senate to be the next US ambassador to Israel.

“David, I look forward to welcoming you warmly to Israel, and especially to Jerusalem,” he said.

Upon the announcement of his nomination, Friedman suggested he would carry out his duties in Jerusalem, a signal at the time of the administration’s promise to carry out Trump’s campaign promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv.

Such a move has not yet taken place, although Pence suggested in his speech Sunday night that it was still on the table. “The president of the United States is giving serious consideration to moving the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv,” Pence told AIPAC.

3-27-2017: Watch: PM Netanyahu addresses AIPAC conference

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the annual AIPAC Policy Conference via satellite Monday afternoon.

"Israel is fast becoming a global technological power and we're very proud of this. All of this is due to Israeli ingenuity and determination, the same ingenuity and determination which enabled us to build a a strong army, a robust economy and a resilient society. We did not accomplish this alone, we relied on the steadfast support of the US." Netanyahu said.

The Prime Minister praised the strong US-Israel relationship. "Israel has no greater friend than America, and America ha no greater friend than Israel."

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm confident our lives will grow even stronger in the years ahead. I had an exceptionally warm meeting with President Trump last month and I want to thank the president for his support for Israel. I want to thank Vice-President Pence for his warm words last night. The administration is turning its words into policies. You see this reflected in Ambassador Haley's standing up for Israel and the truth at the United Nations. You see it in the budgetary requests of President Trump which leave military aid to Israel untouched. We appreciate this and are deeply grateful for the support of the President and congress.

"Israel's hand is extended to all our neighbors in peace. We teach peace to our children and its time the Palestinian Authority did the same. It must stop teaching hatred to children, It must stop paying terrorists, it must stop denying our legitimacy and history."

3-27-2017: PENCE: 'Trump seriously considering embassy move'

Vice President addresses AIPAC policy conference, reiterates administration's commitment to Israel.

Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday addressed the 2017 AIPAC policy conference, where he expressed gratitude to Jews in America who helped elect President Donald Trump and stressed the administration’s unwavering commitment to Israel.

“I’m proud to call [Trump] my friend. I’m proud to call him my president, but I was never more proud when, at the outset of his first address to Congress, he condemned the vandalism and hate against Jewish communities in the United States,” said Pence.

“Under President Donald Trump, the world will know this: America stands with Israel! President Trump stands with Israel because her cause is our cause. Her values are our values. And her fight is our fight.”

Pence noted that during Trump’s recent meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the President stressed the strong relationship with Israel and said that the relationship will become even stronger.

“We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all who call her home,” said Pence. “And I say with confidence: President Trump and I stand without apology for Israel and we always will!”

Among the pro-Israel actions taken by Trump was the appointment of Nikki Haley as UN ambassador, who will ensure that “the United Nations will no longer be used as a forum for invective against Israel,” continued the Vice President.

He also cited the appointment of David Friedman as ambassador to Israel, saying, “This week it will be my high honor to administer the oath of office to Ambassador David Friedman.

In addition, Pence referred to Trump’s campaign promise to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“After decades of talking about it, the President is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” he said.

Trump is also dedicated to finding a solution to the Israel-Palestinian Authority conflict but at the same time “will never compromise the safety and security of the State of Israel”, Pence stressed.

“President Trump has made it clear: America stands alongside Israel as friends and as allies. America’s security support for Israel is at a record level. Our commitment to Israel’s defense is non-negotiable. Not now, not ever,” he declared.

“In President Trump, America has a leader who will call our enemies by their name,” said Pence, who noted the terrorist attack in London last week in which “radical Islamic terrorism reared its ugly head.”

“We will hunt down and destroy ISIS and its source, so it can no longer threaten our people, our allies or our most cherished ally, Israel.”

“America will stand strong I the face of the leading state sponsor of terrorism. This administration has put Iran on notice. The Ayatollahs in Iran openly admit their desire to destroy Israel. Let me be clear: Under President Donald Trump, the United States of America will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. This is our solemn promise to you, to Israel and to the world!” stressed Pence.


Israel should use the Arab Peace Initiative as a basis for negotiations with the Palestinians, opposition leader Isaac Herzog said in a question- and-answer session with The Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief Yaakov Katz Monday at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington.

Herzog noted that it was the 15th anniversary of the plan, which calls for Arab nations to achieve peace and normalization with Israel in return for Israel retreating to the pre-1967 lines in the West Bank with territorial adjustments, leaving the Golan Heights and allowing the return of Palestinian refugees.

“There is a golden opportunity with this new American administration to seize the regional approach to peace,” he said. “We should take advantage of the opportunity. Israel should respond positively to the Arab Peace Initiative and use it as basis for negotiating peace.”

Herzog issued veiled criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ambassador the US Ron Dermer, saying that it is important for Israel and the US to not interfere in each other’s politics.

Dermer raised an uproar when he told the conference Sunday that there is no daylight between Israel and the Trump administration and that there had been with former US president Barack Obama.

“Israel must be a bipartisan issue,” Herzog said.

Using the same term, Herzog said there is no daylight between him and Netanyahu when it comes to Iran. He stressed that the global community should acknowledge the fact that the Islamic Republic is capable of a nuclear weapons breakout in 10 years under the current atomic deal with world powers.

Herzog added that he has made efforts to inform world leaders of the dangers of the regime in Tehran and its regional terrorist activities.

The opposition leader said that the two main forces of danger in the region are Iran and Islamic State, indicating that Israel has a rare opportunity to work with outside powers to counter the threats.


The Palestinians are ready to make peace with Israel, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday, speaking in Brussels of the new initiative by US President Donald Trump to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“We are hoping the people of Israel will not miss this opportunity to make peace,” Abbas said on Monday during a joint press conference with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

Abbas held high-level meetings in Germany and Brussels this week before heading, along with Mogherini, to Jordan to attend the Arab League Summit in Jordan. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is expected to be high on the agenda.

US President Donald Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt who has spent the last two weeks meeting with Israelis and Palestinians, is also expected to attend the meeting as an observer.

Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul Gheit told al-Sharq al-Awsat that the Palestinians “promised to present a new plan” at the Arab League Summit. 

However, Palestinian leaders from across the board including Abbas confidante Ahmad Majdalani and PLO Executive Committee Secretary General Saeb Erekat have flatly denied Abul Gheit statements. 

“As we have in the past, we support the Arab Peace Initiative as a resolution to the conflict. We have no new plan,” Majdalani told The Jerusalem Post in a telephone interview on Wednesday.

The 2002 Arab Peace Initiative calls for the establishment of a Palestinian state along pre-1967 lines, in exchange for normalized relations between Israel and the Arab world.

Despite Palestinians denials, Abul Gheit reiterated to Al-Watan, a Saudi newspaper, on Sunday that the Palestinians will put forth a new plan.

In Brussels Abbas spoke of  his phone call with Trump earlier this month.

“I told Mr. Trump that we are ready for a peace agreement,” Abbas said.

He said he had discussed with Mogherini the best way to advance the peace process under Trump’s leadership.

The Palestinians, he said, are “committed to a fair and just solution based on international legitimacy, international security council resolutions and the Arab Initiative.”

This solution would include “east Jerusalem as the capital for Palestine,” Abbas said.

He spoke against the continued Israeli practice of Palestinian “land expropriations” in Area C of the West Bank and settlement building.

“This policy will create the status quo of one state,” he warned, adding that such “policies of the occupying power will not bring about peace in our region. Peace and stability can only be reached through the relations of good neighbors. This is precisely what we are ready to do, to be good neighbors.”

Mogherini said that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict  through a two-state solution remained a “top priority” for the EU.

“Our EU policy on this has not changed. We recognize changes to the pre-1967 borders, including with regard to Jerusalem, only when agreed by the parties. Our position on Jerusalem as future capital of both states has not changed and we support Palestinian presence in East Jerusalem, both in political and financial terms,” said Mogherini.

The EU remains strongly opposed to Israeli settlement activity as well as Israeli demotions of Palestinian owned structures, Mogherini said. The EU “considers settlements to be illegal under international law,” she added.

The last peace process broke down in April 2014, with the Palestinians insisting that Israel must halt settlement activity and Jewish building in east Jerusalem before talks can resume. Israel has insisted that negotiations should move forward without any preconditions. 

It is in the middle of talks with the Trump Administration to come to an understanding with regard to settlement construction, that is expected to curb, but not halt such activity.

The Arab League Summit is expected to form a policy agenda with regard to its engagement with the Trump Administration.

A number of top Arab leaders are expected to meet with Trump in April.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be in Washington next week, followed by King Abdullah and PA President Mahmoud Abbas later in the month. 

All three leaders have committed to raise the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in their discussion with Trump, Fatah Central Committee member Azzam al-Ahmad said in a telephone interview last week. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017


AIPAC Policy Conference 2017

Date / Time
3/26/2017 - 3/28/2017

Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC

Contact Info

The AIPAC Policy Conference is the pro-Israel community's preeminent annual gathering. The event attracts more than 15,000 community and student activists from all 50 states and countless Israeli and American policymakers and thought leaders.

Over three jam-packed days, Policy Conference participants choose from hundreds of informative sessions and participate in the pro-Israel community's largest and most important advocacy day.


Washington - The American Israel Public Affairs Committee opens its annual policy conference on Sunday hoping to take advantage of tempered political discourse around Israel, after enduring several years of turbulence over its positions on Iran and the fate of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Washington’s largest Israel advocacy lobby seeks to reforge its wide base of bipartisan congressional support, somewhat damaged after taking on former US president Barack Obama over a nuclear deal signed by Tehran and world powers in 2015.

That year’s conference laid bare the difficulties AIPAC faces in taking on a sitting president, with several Democratic leaders facing an unreceptive audience or simply failing to attend.

Last year also posed a challenge to the lobby as its audience was measured in the press by reactions to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.

AIPAC officials now hope to leave those difficult years behind and prove once again that its event is a rare bipartisan gathering in the US capital, one such official told The Jerusalem Post this week.

The organization will push for legislation targeting Iran’s nonnuclear activities, such as its ballistic missile testing and arms transfer programs. And after facing scrutiny over its position on a two-state solution, the lobby is now preparing to highlight its support for such an outcome, the official added.

“We will always talk about our achieving peace through negotiations between the parties, with the goal of a two-state solution,” said the AIPAC official, who anticipates “prominent” references to the two-state paradigm.

“The two-state solution has been, and continues to be, the goal that we aspire to, and that will be a message we’ll continue to send through the conference.”

Whether the Trump administration will outright endorse a two-state solution remains an open question, but its immediate priority is clear: The rebooting of direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians, geared toward a comprehensive peace agreement.

Lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday targeting Iran's non-nuclear activities timed with the conference– a bill that AIPAC assures will enjoy "significant bipartisan support."

“We’ve always taken the position that, now that the deal has been made, we’re focusing on both rigorous enforcement of the deal and Iranian malign behavior,” the official said.

“Obviously the actions of the Iranians have reinforced our view that this is a very important aspect of the JCPOA period.”

Iran has warned the US against passing any old, nuclear- related sanctions under a different name, claiming that such a tactic would violate the nuclear accord, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

AIPAC policy experts on Iran insist that this bill will explicitly target individuals and organizations aiding Tehran’s nonnuclear programs, although there may invariably be some overlap, given the suspected military nature of Iran’s historic nuclear work.

The lobby will also advocate Congress to maintain US security assistance and supplemental missile defense funding to Israel, guaranteed this coming year by a memorandum of understanding negotiated by the Obama administration and recognized by the Trump administration’s recent budget. AIPAC officials declined to say whether they plan on lobbying for increases to the set memorandum for the following fiscal year.

AIPAC will also spotlight the delegitimization of Israel in international fora.

“Our centerpiece there will be a Portman-Cardin bill that essentially prohibits American entities from engaging in boycotts of Israel,” the official added, referring to a bill introduced last year by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) that would amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to prohibit boycotts or requests for boycotts imposed by international governmental organizations against Israel.

US Vice President Mike Pence and Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley will address the conference, which will be attended by bipartisan leaders of Congress, including Senate majority and minority leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York), as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California).

Roughly 18,000 people are expected to attend the event, including 3,400 students.

Peace Process UPDATE: Israel Says They Are Ready for Two State Solution!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Second Adam Life Giving Spirit

The Dove of Yeshua Will Fulfill Genesis 2:18, 1 Woman Will be Yeshua's Companion

I agree almost with what Steven Ben De-Noon says, however the Bible proves that just as Eve was taken out of 1 part of Adam's Body, his rib closest to his heart, so Yeshua's female companion fulfilling Genesis 2:18 will be 1 woman taken out of the Body of Christ. The Daughter of the King in Psalm 45 will be brought to King Yeshua in a Wedding Ceremony with HER companions who make up the Body of Christ. This is rightly diving the Word of Truth. 

3-26-2017: Jerusalem mayor, Trump’s peace envoy meet in White House

Jerusalem mayor, Trump’s peace envoy meet in White House: Nir Barkat releases laconic statement after meeting Jason Greenblatt amid larger US-Israel talks over settlement construction

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat met with US President Donald Trump’s peace envoy Jason Greenblatt on Friday at the White House.

According to a laconic statement issued by the Jerusalem Municipality, the two discussed issues relating to Jerusalem.

The meeting came as Israeli and American officials are striving – as yet unsuccessfully – to hammer out understandings over Israeli construction in West Bank settlements and East Jerusalem.

Last week, Greenblatt was reported to have set out terms under which the US would not oppose the construction of new homes in Jewish neighborhoods over the pre-1967 lines in East Jerusalem, and would accept an agreed number of new homes each year inside the major settlement blocs, while no new homes would be built in isolated settlements.

An official in the Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday denied that any such terms had been advanced by Greenblatt.

Greenblatt visited Israel and the West Bank last week for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Greenblatt’s visit to the region marked the Trump administration’s first major dive into the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which the new US president has said he would like to resolve.

UN envoy: Israel not stopping 'settlements, voices complaints Friday, March 24th...

UN Middle East envoy blasts Israel for not stopping construction in Judea and Samaria.

UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov on Friday, March 24th, criticized, saying it has not taken steps to halt “settlement construction” as demanded by UN Security Council Resolution 2334 which was adopted in December.

"The resolution calls on Israel to take steps 'to cease all settlements activities in the occupied Palestinian territory including east Jerusalem.' No such steps have been taken during the reporting period," Mladenov told the council, according to Reuters.

Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, dismissed Mladenov’s remarks.

"There can be no moral equivalency between the building of homes and murderous terrorism. The only impediment to peace is Palestinian violence and incitement. This obsessive focus on Israel must end," said Danon.

The 15-member council adopted Resolution 2334 on December 23, 2016, after the United States, in one of the final moves by former President Barack Obama, abstained in the vote and allowed it to pass.

Current President Donald Trump and his UN envoy, Nikki Haley, have taken a different approach regarding the UN and have called it out over its anti-Israel bias.

The passing of Resolution 2334 was one in a series of unilateral moves by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which seeks to impose a peace agreement on Israel while bypassing direct talks.

The PA has in recent years several times initiated similar resolutions at the UN Security Council, though they have failed to pass due to the U.S. using its veto power.

March 25, 2017: Netanyahu: No agreement with US on construction

PM Netanyahu's office says no agreement yet on subject of construction in Judea, Samaria.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office on Saturday night responded to Channel 2's reports claiming US President Donald Trump opposed building outside of existing settlement blocs in exchange for agreeing to allow the building of a new town for Amona expellees.

According to the reports, a final US policy regarding building in Judea and Samaria is in the works, and offers unlimited building in Judea and Samaria - as long as it remains within the settlement blocs.

Sources close to Netanyahu said the report was "inaccurate," and later an official notice was published.

Shdulat Eretz Yisrael Heads MK Yoav Kisch (Likud) and MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) said they would oppose any attempts to make a "deal" regarding building a new town for Amona's expellees in exchange for freezing construction in Judea and Samaria.

"Shdulat Eretz Yisrael," a body of 40 Knesset members lobbying for Jewish presence in all of Israel.

"If these are the White House's suggestions - it's obvious why there have been no agreements yet. This kind of 'deal' will not pass in this coalition," Kisch and Smotrich said. "Restricting building to the existing settlement blocs, and setting limits for how many homes can be built is something leftist governments do, and in opposition to our obligations to our voters.

"It's time we renewed our efforts to help Judea and Samaria grow, and it's time we advanced the process of applying sovereignty to the area."

Both the Trump administration and the Israeli government have said no agreement on the subject has been reached yet.

"The United States delegation reiterated President Trump’s concerns regarding settlement activity in the context of moving towards a peace agreement," read a joint readout from the White House and the Israeli government on Friday. The Israeli delegation made clear that Israel’s intent going forward is to adopt a policy regarding settlement activity that takes those concerns into consideration.

"The talks were serious and constructive, and they are ongoing."


Jerusalem Post  Arab-Israeli Conflict

BY REUTERS   MARCH 25, 2017 00:31  
"The continued incitement to violence against Jews emanating from Hamas extremists and some Palestinian groups is unacceptable and undermines trust and the prospects for peace."
 Israel has ignored a demand by the United Nations Security Council to halt settlement building and some Palestinian groups are continuing to incite violence against Jews, UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the 15-member body on Friday, March 24th, 2017.

It was Mladenov's first report on the implementation a Dec. 23 resolution adopted by the council with 14 votes in favor and a US abstention. Then President-elect Donald Trump and Israel had urged Washington to wield its veto.

"The resolution calls on Israel to take steps 'to cease all settlements activities in the occupied Palestinian territory including east Jerusalem.' No such steps have been taken during the reporting period," Mladenov told the council.

Israel for decades has pursued a policy of constructing Jewish settlements on territory captured by Israel in a 1967 war with its Arab neighbors. Most countries view Israeli settlement activity as illegal and an obstacle to peace. Israel disagrees.

The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.

"Many of the advancements that were made in the past three months will further sever the territorial contiguity of a future Palestinian state and accelerate the fragmentation of the West Bank," said Mladenov of settlements, adding that they were "one of the main obstacles to peace." 

Mladenov also said an increase in rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel was a "worrying development" and described it as regrettable that Palestinian Authority officials had not condemned attacks against Israelis.

"The continued incitement to violence against Jews emanating from Hamas extremists and some Palestinian groups is unacceptable and undermines trust and the prospects for peace," he said.

"Reactions by Hamas officials to terror attacks against Israelis have been particularly reprehensible and deserve condemnation," Mladenov said.

The United States traditionally shields Israel, Washington's long-time ally that receives more than $3 billion in annual US military aid, from council action.

The five council veto powers are the United States, Russia, France, Britain and China.

The resolution, put forward by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal a day after Egypt withdrew it under pressure from Israel and Trump, was the first adopted by the council on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years.

Retired US Army Lieutenant Michael Flynn, who at the time had been chosen by Trump to be his national security adviser, called the UN missions of Malaysia and Uruguay before the vote in a bid to stop council action, UN diplomats said.

Israel's UN Ambassador Danny Danon said in a statement on Friday: "There can be no moral equivalency between the building of homes and murderous terrorism. The only impediment to peace is Palestinian violence and incitement." 

Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters: "Settlements need to be stopped, not only because they are illegal, but they are the main obstacle in the path of the two-state solution."

Friday, March 24, 2017

Don't know which way to go? Stay Plugged into Jesus & He's Got Your Back!

My commentary: The Lord knows best, and Sarah Beveridge thinks she knows

best but really doesn't because her teaching does not line up with the Word of God

when she says a "Remnant of people" will be the Wife of Revelation 19:7-9 when

the Word PROVES Yeshua's Wife is one woman as mentioned in Titus 1:6. It is to

be taken literally. Yeshua WILL have 1 dove, as mentioned in Song of Solomon 6:9

and Esther 2:17. The Wife is 1 woman who will wear a veil over her head when she

gets married to Yeshua in the Psalm 45 Wedding Ceremony.

See my note, that LINES UP with YHWH's Words on why the Wife of Yeshua is 1 Woman:

Sarah mentions she was told by the Lord to listen to a word the Lord gave her on the meaning of Mark 11:23.

Mark 11:23 King James Version (KJV)

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

What does Yeshua say in HIS WORDS??? DO NOT follow man's words or interpretations, follow the LORD'S WORDS which is the right path to take!!! False doctrines are not acceptable!!!
Faith has a voice of victory, silent faith doesn't work!! God watches and listens to your faith!! Faith has 2 ingredients: to make it a reality and to bring victory to you. Faith has a voice and faith has action, and brings me victory! Faith without a voice, and without action is dead!! Is totally dead. It's amazing what the Word of God will do if you have faith in it!! And false prophets who twist the Word of God around into false doctrines do not have any faith in it!!

If a doctrine in a church makes the Body of Christ the same as the Wife of Revelation 19:7-9, it is false!! The Church is not the Bride, 1 woman is and this is proven in scripture. 

The Wife Of Revelation 19:7-9 Is One Woman: By Andrea Suzanna





Carter: 1st King of Revelation 17
Reagan: 2nd King of Revelation 17
George H.W. Bush: 3rd King of Revelation 17
Bill Clinton: 4th King of Revelation 17
George W. Bush: 5th King of Revelation 17
(the above 5 are fallen)
Barack Obama: 6th King of Revelation 17 ANTICHRIST of Rev. 13:15-18
Donald Trump: 7th King that continues for a short space
Barack Obama: 8th King of Revelation 17 OF THE 7 IS THE BEAST

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


So Isaiah 66:7-9 is amazing, we see the woman delivers the male child before the labor pains. Isaiah makes clear this is not natural that the child is delivered before the labor starts. This fits the scenario of the Body of Christ, the child in Revelation 12:5 before the nation of Israel goes into tribulation know as the labor period. 

Isaiah 66:7-9 KJV  Before she travailed, she (VIRGO) brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. 8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. 9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.

Isaiah 26:19-21 KJV  Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Revelation 12:1-6 KJV And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child (Body of Christ) was caught up (raptured) unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. (Beginning of the tribulation period after the rapture)

Hamas’s Gaza chief vows to ‘liberate all of Palestine’

Hamas’s Gaza chief vows to ‘liberate all of Palestine’: Yahya Sinwar says terror organization is committed to ‘not surrender even a morsel’ of the land to Israel the way Mr. Chief of Hamas... Hell is hot and hell is real and you are not going to succeed because Yahweh Elohim protects Israel!!! 

March 22, 2017: Netanyahu: ‘Significant progress’ in settlement talks with US

Netanyahu: ‘Significant progress’ in settlement talks with US: In remarks before departing China, PM also says Beijing ‘has decided to build a special connection with Israel’ in the sphere of innovation

3/22/2017: Chinese President calls for Palestinian state

During meeting with Netanyahu, Chinese President calls for peace between Israel and an independent Palestinian state.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for peace between Israel and an independent Palestinian state "as soon as possible" during a meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"A peaceful, stable and developing Middle East is the common interest of all parties... China appreciates that the Israeli side will continue to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian issue on the basis of the 'two-state solution,'" Xi said, according to AFP.

"As soon as possible, (I hope) the two countries will live in peace and coexistence," he added.

Netanyahu said Israel was willing to see China play a bigger role in Middle East affairs, the report said.

This is not the first time that China’s President has called for the creation of a Palestinian state as part of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Last year, Xi stated that his country supports the creation of a Palestinian state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital, based on the pre-1967 borders.

Xi’s comments were made during a visit to Cairo and were reported by the

In 2013, China called for a resumption of peace talks between Israel and the PA, explaining the need to settle “the Palestinian question.”

Also that year, Xi discussed with PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas a four-point proposal for peace talks with Israel.

The Chinese proposal focused on an independent Palestinian state, negotiations as the only way to peace, the principle of "land for peace", and guarantees the international community should provide for the progress of the peace process.

Netanyahu’s visit to China is in honor of 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

During the meeting, the two leaders announced a comprehensive innovation partnership focusing on the development of various technologies.

"We know that you have great scientists, great industrialists, great capabilities, and we think that by working together we can make the future better for our peoples," Netanyahu said.

Xi said the two countries would push forward with "major cooperation projects" in science and technology, water resources, agriculture, medicine, clean energy, and other fields, according to the Xinhua news agency.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Prophetic X from two eclipses over Babylon America - 2017 & in 2024!!

On August 21st, 2017, something is going to happen in the United States that has not happened since 1918. On that date, a total solar eclipse will be visible all the way from the east coast to the west coast. 
Incredibly, another rare solar eclipse of this nature will move across the country just seven years later in 2024. If you plot the projected courses of these two solar eclipses on a map, you will find that they form a giant "X" across the continental United States. 

Monday, March 20, 2017


US combats UN anti-Israel bias at UNHRC!!

State Department opposes UN Human Rights Council hearing 'human rights in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories'.

The Trump administration continues its airtight policy of defending Israel before UN institutions.

The US State Department issued today (Monday) a statement opposing convoking a hearing of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation "of human rights in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories".

The State Department statement said that "The United States strongly and unequivocally opposes the existence of the UN Human Rights Council’s Agenda Item Seven: 'Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories'.”

This falls in line with a statement made earlier this month by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, entitled "U.S. National Intervention – High Level Segment: Erin M. Barclay Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Human Rights Council – Geneva, Switzerland": "The United States also remains deeply troubled by the Council’s consistent unfair and unbalanced focus on one democratic country, Israel. No other nation is the focus of an entire agenda item. How is that a sensible priority? Right now, the Assad regime is bombing hospitals in Syria and forcing its own people to flee as refugees to neighboring countries to escape its murderous rule. Right now, in North Korea and Iran, millions of people are denied their freedoms of religion or belief, of peaceful assembly and association, and of expression," the statement made known.

"No other country occupies an entire topic in the Council", specified in the notice, "The obsession with Israel through agenda Item 7 is the largest threat to the Council’s credibility. It limits the good we can accomplish by making a mockery of this Council. The United States will oppose any effort to delegitimize or isolate Israel – not just in the HRC, but wherever it occurs. When it comes to human rights, no country should be free from scrutiny – but neither should any democratic country be regularly subjected to unfair, unbalanced, and unfounded bias."

Today's statement released by State's Acting Spokesman, Mark Toner, unambiguously delineates US policy: "The United States decided not to attend the Council’s Item Seven General Debate session. It does not serve the interests of the Council to single out one country in an unbalanced matter. Later this week, the United States will vote against every resolution put forth under this agenda item and is encouraging other countries to do the same."


State Department says, "the United States will vote against every resolution put forth under this agenda item and is encouraging other countries to do the same."

The United States on Monday boycotted the United Nations Human Rights Council debate against Israel, otherwise known as Agenda Item 7. By announcing that it will not sit on the debate, the US explicitly expressed its dismay with what it said was the biased manner in which the Jewish state was solely singled out.

“The United States strongly and unequivocally opposes the existence of the UN Human Rights Council’s Agenda Item Seven,” the US State Department said in a sharply worded text.

America is one of the UNHRC’s 47 member states, but the Trump administration has warned that it could reconsider its participation in the UNHRC unless it makes a number of changes, including in its treatment of Israel.

It also pledged to vote at the end of the week against the five anti-Israel resolutions which the UNHRC is expected to pass. The UNHRC will also likely approve seven resolutions involving human rights abuses in seven other countries including Syria and Iran.

The UNHRC is mandated to dedicate Agenda Item 7 to a discussion on Israeli human rights abuses at every session. Israel is the only country against which there is such a mandate, as all other human rights abuses including by Syria and Iran are examined under Agenda Item 4.

“The United States will vote against every resolution put forth under this agenda item and is encouraging other countries to do the same,” the US said.

“Today’s actions in the Council are yet another reminder of that body’s long-standing bias against Israel. No other nation has an entire agenda item dedicated to it at the Council,” the US said.

“The continued existence of this agenda item is among the largest threats to the credibility of the Council,” it added.

“As an expression of our deeply-held conviction that this bias must be addressed in order for the Council to realize its legitimate purpose, the United States decided not to attend the Council’s Item Seven General Debate session,” the US said.

The US State Department noted its respect for human rights and urged other countries to apply pressure on the UNHRSC to make necessary changes to its policy that would benefit human rights in the long run. “All UN member states and international partners who are committed to human rights to work with us to pursue much needed reforms in the UN Human Rights Council,” the US said earlier on Sunday.

Under former president George Bush, the US refused to participate in all council debates, but former US president Barack Obama believed it was important for the US to engage with the council.

The US held a council seat for six of Obama’s eight years. Under Obama the US always voted in support of Israel and in the last few years of its membership it also refrained from participating in Agenda Item 7 debates.

The EU and most Western countries similarly follow suit.

MAJOR PEACE ALERT!!!! UNHRC Votes Tomorrow To Divide the Land of Israel!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Jerusalem Studio: "UN backed peace talks to the Syria conflict"

Starting at the 22 minute mark, a TV7 Analyst speaks of Netanyahu requesting President Trump for control over the Golan Heights if a Peace Agreement is made official following an anexation... This is a sign the Golan Heights might not be given up!! What this means, is that because of the Syrian Conflict and how serious it is, when a peace agreement is passed, Israel will be allowed to keep control of the Golan Heights!! The rapture is nigh at hand!!

3-17-2017: Donald Trump stuns the Middle East by sending an honest broker

Donald Trump stuns the Middle East by sending an honest broker: Despite administration’s unprecedented pledge of allegiance to Netanyahu, Jason Greenblatt’s carefully calibrated visit shows US peace bid will take all sides into account

Friday, March 17, 2017

DEBKAfile: White House in dialogue with Netanyahu on Settlements & 2nd Meeting between Trump Envoy & Netanyahu on Peace Process

Netanyahu: We are in dialogue with White House on settlements 

Ahead of his second meeting with President Donald Trump’s peace envoy Jason Greenblatt Thursday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said: "We are in the midst of a dialogue with the White House and our intent is to reach an agreed-upon policy regarding settlement construction. Policy that is acceptable to us, and not just to the Americans," Netanyahu said. They talked for five hours. He also repeated his promise to rehouse the families evacuated from the Amona outpost at a new location.

Second meeting between Netanyahu, Trump envoy Greenblatt concludes 

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu met for three hours with Jason Greenblatt, US President Donald Trump's special envoy to the Middle East, on Thursday at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem. During the meeting, their second this week, they discussed the possibilities for a peace agreement between Israel, the Palestinians and the countries of the region. Earlier in the day, DEBKAfile's sources reported exclusively on the main points raised by Greenblatt during his meeting on Tuesday with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.