In its annual report on terrorism, the US State Department blamed Palestinian violence on Israel, using language even more anti-Israel than was used in last year’s report submitted by Obama’s Secretary of State, John Kerry.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that despite honoring the nuclear agreement, he still has serious concerns about Iran as a sponsor of terrorism. Though it has met its obligations under the agreement, it still threatens US interests, the region, and the entire world
The Trump administration told Congress on Tuesday that Iran is complying with the terms of the nuclear deal, but they are launching a review to determine whether it is in America’s security interests to lift the remaining sanctions.
In the wake of the US missile strike against Syria, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Vladmir Putin on Wednesday, echoing the words of President Donald Trump, when he said that relations between the world’s two superpowers are at an all-time low.
On Monday, the United States State Department announced they will boycott an upcoming session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session slated to deal with violations by Israel, deepening the conflict over Israel between the Trump administration and the UN.
American victims of Palestinian terrorism are applauding Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson’s criticism of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and are urging him to press the PA to take specific anti-terror steps.
In his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson said that a “two-state solution” is an “aspirational goal” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but he also shed doubt on whether or not it could come to fruition.
The new year and new administration bring intrigue and unanswered questions on a number of major storylines that could shape the complexion of American-Israeli ties both this year and for years to come.