Middle East

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Trump’s Sec. of State: Trump believes Islamic terrorism “has nothing to do with religion.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/05/21/tillerson-terror-fight-has-nothing-to-do-with-religion/

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On Mideast Policy, the Swamp Drains Trump

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/05/18/on-mideast-policy-the-swamp-drains-trump/

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So what’s [Trump’s foreign] policy [in the Middle East]?  It’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer.  [He] say[s] [h]e want[s] Iran out of Syria, but [he’s] in league with the Iranians in some battles [esp. Iraq].  [Trump] want[s] a closer relationship with Egypt, but [Egypt’s president] Sisi clearly has his doubts, and is taking out insurance by working with Putin.  [Trump is] rhetorically tough against North Korea (an intimate of Iran), and slap sanctions against those who help them, but there is as yet no sign that [Trump] understand[s] we’re in a world war, nor that [he] ha[s] a global strategy capable of winning it.

https://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2017/03/25/does-trump-have-a-strategy-to-win-the-global-war/

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Israel:

The U.S. laws are there
Yet, so far President Trump has chosen not to honor the intent of the                    Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/06/the_laws_are_there__its_time_to_take_action_on_jerusalem.html

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Trump Unilaterally Waives Law Requiring US Move Its Embassy to Jerusalem

https://stream.org/trump-waives-law-requiring-us-move-embassy-jerusalem/

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Trump White House Posts Map With Half of Israel Missing!

https://pjmedia.com/video/wth-now-the-trump-administration-is-deleting-half-of-israel-on-the-map/

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McMaster Won’t Answer Whether Western Wall Is Part of Israel

https://pjmedia.com/video/mcmaster-says-its-a-policy-decision-wont-answer-whether-western-wall-is-part-of-israel/

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Sean Spicer Can’t Say if Jerusalem Is in Israel

https://pjmedia.com/video/update-now-sean-spicer-cant-say-if-jerusalem-is-even-in-israel/

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Palestinians:

Trump Grossly Overestimating Palestinians’ Desire For Peace

http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/23/trump-overestimating-palestinians-desire-peace/

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Trump Embraces The PLO Fantasy
The new president is gearing up to make the same mistake as his predecessor

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Our-World-Trump-embraces-the-PLO-fantasy-484099

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Trump Falls Down ‘Peace Process’ Rabbit Hole

https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2017/05/04/trump-falls-down-peace-process-rabbit-hole/

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US Taxpayers Still Funding Palestinian Terrorism

http://www.dailywire.com/news/15916/us-taxpayers-still-funding-palestinian-terrorism-robert-kraychik

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Mass Murder-Enabler Abbas Honored in the Trump White House

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/unworthy_abbas_honored_in_the_white_house_.html

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Abbas Lies to Trump, Big Time

http://freebeacon.com/blog/abbas-lies-trump-big-time/

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Trump’s grave mistakes with Abbas

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266640/two-state-diplomatic-kabuki-theater-bruce-thornton

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Abbas refuses to stop salaries to terrorists

http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=20973

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Syria:

Trump in 2013: ‘The President Must Get Congressional Approval Before Attacking Syria’

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/04/06/trump-in-2013-the-president-must-get-congressional-approval-before-attacking-syria/

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‘The American strikes [against a Syrian airbase] did nothing for us.  They can still commit massacres at anytime,’ said Majed Khattab, speaking by phone from Khan Sheikhoun.  ‘No one here can sleep properly, people are really afraid.’   Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu described Trump’s decision to retaliate as welcome, but not enough.  ‘If this intervention is limited only to an air base, if it does not continue and if we don’t remove the regime from heading Syria, then this would remain a cosmetic intervention,’ he said.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/warplanes-return-to-syrian-town-devastated-by-chemical-attack/2017/04/08/38a5d8cc-1bdc-11e7-8598-9a99da559f9e_story.html

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Turkey:

Following in the footsteps of his predecessors, President Trump on Monday marked the anniversary of Ottoman [Muslim] Turkey’s mass atrocities against [Christian] Armenians a century ago without using the weighty term ‘genocide,’ prompting some Armenian critics to decry what they called ‘capitulation’ to [Erdogan].

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/trump-disappoints-armenian-advocates-not-referring-genocide

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Afghanistan:

Trump sinking America deeper into Afghan quagmire

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/trump_sinking_america_deeper_into_afghan_quagmire.html

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Trump White House lacks ‘strategy’ for successful conclusion to Afghan war

http://mobile.wnd.com/2017/05/u-s-lacks-strategy-for-successful-conclusion-to-afghan-war/

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Iran:

Obama Nuclear Negotiator Says Trump Believes Iran Deal is Needed

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/05/17/obama-nuclear-negotiator-says-trump-knows-iran-deal-is-needed/

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Iran nuclear: Trump extends Obama’s ‘worst deal ever’

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39950827

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Because of Trump, Iran will continue to enjoy the economic benefits of sanctions relief.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/trump_administration_sanctions_iranian_individuals_while_continuing_sanctions_relief.html

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