Trump and the Middle East

Palestinian leader rejects compromise on 'martyr' stipends

Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017 | Daoud Kuttab, Columnist

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas zeroed in on the two-state solution in his speech to the UN General Assembly, giving no quarter to talk about compromising on the support provided to families of martyrs.

At UN, Netanyahu uses Iran threat to sideline Palestinians

Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

In a move that seemed coordinated with the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revived the Iranian nuclear threat in Israel and around the world, pushing the Palestinian issue off the international agenda.

Rouhani tries to talk Europe into saving nuclear deal

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 2017 | Al-Monitor Staff, Contributor

Iranian media is abuzz with reports of Rouhani’s attempts to rally Europe to stand up against Trump’s efforts to kill the nuclear deal.

Erdogan trouble continues with US indictment

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017 | Semih Idiz, Columnist

The US indictment and issue of an arrest warrant for Turkey’s former economy minister has created more setbacks for Ankara, where many believe the ultimate target of the investigation is President Erdogan.

Russia weighs in on Bannon-free White House

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 | Maxim A. Suchkov, Editor, Russia-Mideast

Analysts examine what foreign policy changes Washington might make concerning the Mideast now that Steve Bannon is gone, and what that could mean for Moscow.

Palestinians to give Trump team ultimatum on peace plan

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will reportedly present US envoys Jason Greenblatt and Jared Kushner with an ultimatum when they arrive this week: If no real progress is made on their peace plan within 45 days, he will go to the UN instead.

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