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    – In Cyprus, Erdogan is pushing for a two-state solution The Turkish president visited northern Cyprus on Tuesday. He pleaded for a two-state solution and announced the reopening of the haunted city of Varosha. Posted today at 03:57 Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Nicosia on July 20, 2021. AFP When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited northern Cyprus on Tuesday,...
    ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled out a reunification of Cyprus and is calling for a two-state solution, a move that threatens to escalate tensions in the eastern Mediterranean. The Turkish leader made the comments while attending commemorations marking the 1974 Turkish invasion of the now-divided island. Turkish Cypriots on Tuesday celebrated the 47th anniversary of...
    Antony Blinken is headed to the Middle East this week to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in an effort to build on the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The secretary of State is attempting to lay the groundwork to eventually resume long-stalled peace talks in the region by visiting Israel, the West Bank, Jordan and Egypt. 'Following up on...
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday giving Palestinians a state is the only way to reach peace in the region as he lauds ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. 'President Biden's been very clear that he remains committed to a two-state solution,' Blinken told ABC 'This Week' host George Stephanopoulos. 'Look, ultimately it is the only way to ensure Israel's...
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed the Biden administration's support for a two-state solution in the Middle East, calling it the only way forward for both Israel and Palestine. "Ultimately, it is the only way to ensure Israel's future as a Jewish and democratic state and, of course, the only way to give Palestinians the state to which they're entitled,"...
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday sounded off on the deadly conflict between Israel and terrorist group Hamas. Graham warned during an appearance on FNC’s “Fox & Friends” that there is currently no “game plan” in place by President Joe Biden and his administration to end the violence favorably for Israel, a close ally of the United States. “I think...
    On Friday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Fox Across America,” Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) said that while he used to favor a two-state solution, he now thinks Hamas needs to be ioslated “from a political and economic perspective.” Donalds said, “Let’s be very clear, what’s happening with Hamas is that Hamas is, frankly, keeping the Palestinian people in Gaza and...
    The White House reaffirmed its support for a two-state solution in Israel on Tuesday, claiming it "is the only way" to end the violence being carried out by Israel and Palestinians. President Joe Biden has been receiving regular briefings on the escalating violence, including "another update" just prior to the start of Tuesday's briefing with reporters, said press secretary Jen...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States said Thursday it is giving $15 million to vulnerable Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a sharp reversal from the Trump administration which cut off almost all aid to the Palestinians. U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield made the announcement at the U.N. Security Council’s monthly...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations, United States, Russia and the European Union met virtually Tuesday to discuss relaunching their long-stalled effort to get Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate a two-state solution to their decades-old conflict. A brief statement from the four Mideast mediators, known as the Quartet, said envoys discussed returning “to meaningful negotiations that will lead...
    The Biden administration is planning a “reset” with the Palestinians after the relationship crumbled under former President Donald Trump, according to an internal State Department memo. The memo, titled “The US Palestinian Reset and the Path Forward,” is still in an early “working stage” draft, according to the United Arab Emirates-based newspaper The National. The memo, which was given to Secretary of State...
    By MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving slowly but surely toward reengaging with the Palestinians after a near total absence of official contact during former President Donald Trump’s four years in office. As American officials plan steps to restore direct ties with the Palestinian leadership, Biden’s national security team is taking steps to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving slowly but surely toward reengaging with the Palestinians after a near total absence of official contact during former President Donald Trump’s four years in office. As American officials plan steps to restore direct ties with the Palestinian leadership, Biden’s national security team is taking steps to restore relations that had been severed...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Israeli counterpart on Monday that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was best for the future of Israel, the U.S. State Department said. Blinken, in a call with Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, "emphasized the Biden administration's belief that the two-state solution is the best way to ensure...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday ruled out discussing a federal system to reunify Cyprus, insisting that a two-state accord is the only solution for the ethnically-split island. In an address to legislators from his ruling party, Erdogan also took a swipe at Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, accusing him of being confrontational and disrupting...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday ruled out discussing a federal system to reunify Cyprus, insisting that a two-state accord is the only solution for the ethnically-split island. In an address to legislators from his ruling party, Erdogan also took a swipe at Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, accusing him of being confrontational and disrupting...
    President Biden has taken steps to reverse Trump-era policies in the Middle East by throwing the administration’s support behind finding a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine. In a virtual speech to the United Nations Security Council Tuesday, acting U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Richard Mills said the one-week old administration supports a "viable Palestinian state," but will "maintain...
    The Biden administration today laid out its policies on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and stressed its intention to renew ties with the Palestinian Authority. Why it matters: The Trump administration dramatically changed U.S. policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Biden’s policies, laid out for the first time today, will shift the U.S. back to the more traditional positions held by previous...
    The acting U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has reaffirmed the Biden administration’s commitment to a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians and said it hopes to “slowly build” shattered confidence between the two sides. “Under the new administration, the policy of the United States will be to support a mutually agreed two-state solution, one in which Israel lives...
    President Biden is so far making good on his promise to reverse the Trump administration's Israel policy, with a top official vowing the Democrat will support a two-state solution in the Middle East. Richard Mills, acting U.S. envoy to the United Nations, told the Security Council on Tuesday that the United States encourages Israel and Palestinians "to avoid unilateral...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday it was restoring relations with the Palestinians and renewing aid to Palestinian refugees, a reversal of the Trump administration’s cutoff and a key element of its new support for a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Acting U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills made the announcement of...
    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and both leaders set high hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict, officials said. In a palace statement after meeting with Abbas in the Red Sea port of Aqaba, the monarch,...
    Avril Haines, whom Joe Biden announced Tuesday as his pick for Director of National Intelligence, co-signed a letter in May promoted by the radical left-wing J Street group to push the Democratic Party to criticize Israel in its platform. The letter attacked President Donald Trump’s effort to achieve the “Deal of the Century,” saying that he was undermining a two-state...
    For years, everyone was sure that the solution to the endless terror attacks against Israelis was to create a two-state solution for the Jews and the Arabs living in the region. Donald Trump proved this 30-year obsession to be a false god by bringing peace between Israel and its neighbors without forcing Israel to cede more land. Perhaps what we...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s president and the newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader voiced their support on Monday for the resumption of peace talks for Cyprus based on a solution envisioning two separate states — departing from a formula followed for decades. Speaking alongside Ersin Tatar, the Turkish-backed hardline politician who won the Turkish Cypriot leadership election last week, Recep Tayyip...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Israel and the Palestinians on Wednesday to seize the opportunity for negotiations following the diplomatic agreements between Israel and two Gulf Arab states that resulted in the suspension of any Israeli annexation of territory that the Palestinians want for a future state. He said at a news conference that the United...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Israel and the Palestinians on Wednesday to seize the opportunity for negotiations following the diplomatic agreements between Israel and two Gulf Arab states that resulted in the suspension of any Israeli annexation of territory that the Palestinians want for a future state. He said at...
    CAIRO (Reuters) - The king of Bahrain reiterated the necessity of reaching a fair and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, based on the two state solution, in a call with U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bahrain's state news agency BNA said on Friday. Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday said he supported countries in the Middle East recognizing the country of Israel, even if it meant Palestine “loses leverage” in its push for a two-state solution. The exchange came after a press event as Biden paused his departure to take one last question from a reporter who was still shouting. “If...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Dominic Raab will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas this week to press for renewed dialogue between their governments to pursue a negotiated two-state solution. "The UK remains committed to Israel's security and stability, and the recent normalisation of relations between Israel and the UAE (United Arab Emirates) was...
    MADRID (Reuters) - A deal making the United Arab Emirates the third Arab state to forge ties with Israel should provide momentum to seek a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, Spain's foreign minister said on Friday. Welcoming the normalisation of relations, the role played by the United States, and the temporary suspension of further annexation of Palestinian territories, Arancha...
    The two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian century of conflict is back on the agenda in recent months because of converging controversies and developments. First, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been flirting with annexation of part of the West Bank, which Israel’s peace partners and adversaries warned could spell the end to a workable Palestinian state there. At the...
    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday he hoped the Israel-UAE deal can help realize a two-state solution with the Palestinians for peace in the Middle East. Israel and the UAE agreed to normalize ties in a landmark deal, only the third such accord the Jewish state has struck with an Arab nation, in which it pledged to suspend annexation...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates on Thursday said an agreement with Israel to normalise relations was done to deal with the threat that further annexation of Palestinian territories posed to the two-state solution. The UAE's minister of state for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash, urged the Palestinians and Israelis to return to the negotiating table. (Writing by Lisa Barrington;...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jordan’s prime minister says the kingdom would look “positively” on the creation of a binational state that guarantees equal rights to Israelis and Palestinians if Israel’s proposed annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank closes the door on a two-state solution. The international community and the Palestinian leadership remain committed to a two-state solution to the...
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