Lt. Gen. Herbert Raymond McMaster is a highly regarded military tactician and strategic thinker, but his selection surprised some observers who wondered how the officer, whose Army career stalled at times for his questioning of authority, would deal with a White House that has not welcomed criticism.
Reuters 11:57 , 21.02.17
President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order, exempting travelers who already have a visa to travel to the US, as well as green-card holders and individuals with dual citizenships.
Associated Press 12:20 , 20.02.17
During a rally in Florida, US President Trump alludes to an apparent terror attack that took place in Sweden on Friday, much to the surprise of the country’s citizens since no such attack was reported; 'Sweden, who would believe this, Sweden,' says Trump, adding that the country is suffering from a plethora of immigration problems; Swedish Foreign Ministry asks White House to clarify Trump's comments.
Associated Press 20:33 , 19.02.17
Trump built his campaign on criticizing the press as biased. In addition to regularly accusing the media of overstating his setbacks, he also accuses journalists of failing to show sufficient respect for his accomplishments.
Reuters and AFP 09:17 , 19.02.17
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Vice President Pence reiterated the Trump administration's support for Israel's security by firmly stating the US will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons with which to threaten Israel.
Frederick P. Goldberg 15:44 , 18.02.17
The Union for Reform Judaism states its opposition to the nomination of David Friedman, US President Trump's choice for ambassador to Israel; the organization's criticism of the nomination of vehemently pro-settlement Friedman follows apprehension and outright objections from former US ambassadors to Israel and pro-Palestinian activists.
Associated Press 23:32 , 17.02.17
'It was an honor to welcome my friend, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House,' says US President Trump in his weekly address to the American people, following Wednesday's meeting with PM Netanyahu. 'I affirmed to the prime minister America's commitment to working with Israel and our allies and partners toward greater security and stability.'
Ynet 20:21 , 17.02.17
Ami Magazine's Jake Turx's long-winded question leaves US president with impression he was being labeled an anti-Semite; Trump finds construed charge 'repulsive.'
J. S. Herzog & Frederick P. Goldberg 23:16 , 16.02.17
In an apparent break with Trump's pronounced preference for whatever solution best suits the parties, Amb. Nikki Haley says the US 'absolutely' supports a two-state solution after attending her first Security Council meeting; she offers clarification that 'thinking out of the box' is necessary to bring both sides to the table.
Associated Press 21:44 , 16.02.17
Five former ambassadors to Israel, who served under Democratic and Republican presidents, urge Foreign Relations Committee to seriously weigh nomination of David Friedman, expressing reservations over his declared pro-settlement stance and inflammatory comments, including his labelling former president Obama and entire State Department 'anti-Semitic.'
Associated Press 11:33 , 16.02.17
US President Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has ruffled the feathers of many liberal leaders within the Jewish community; most notably, he raised objections for calling Obama a 'blatant anti-Semite'; his pending nomination now puts pressure on him to show remorse over such statements.
The Media Line 21:14 , 15.02.17
After the US president called on Moscow to relinquish control of the Black Sea peninsula, Russian foreign minister insists: 'Crimea is territory belonging to the Russian Federation'; meanwhile, Russia deploys a cruise missile in violation of a Cold War-era arms control treaty.
Reuters, AP 11:00 , 15.02.17
Austrian police detain 25-year-old man described as 'Hitler's double,' who was spotted numerous times sporting a Hitler mustache, with his hair combed like Führer and dressed in Nazi-era regalia outside Hitler's birthplace.
Associated Press 10:06 , 15.02.17
In a resignation letter, Flynn says he gave Vice President Mike Pence and others 'incomplete information' about his calls with Russia's ambassador to the US; Trump names retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg as the acting national security adviser.
Associated Press 08:23 , 14.02.17
US official says while Trump administration had been expecting North Korean 'provocation,' response would be calibrated to show US resolve while avoiding escalation; US Defense Dept. says missile is not ICBM, which could reach American shores.
Reuters 08:16 , 12.02.17
PLO Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi calls blocking appointment of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as UN envoy to Libya 'unconscionable' and that 'It constitutes a blanket license for the exclusion of Palestinians everywhere.'
Elior Levy 14:55 , 11.02.17
After his original 'Muslim ban' is repeatedly blocked in court, US President Trump speaks of issuing a new order that he is confident will be approved; White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says that if needed, the administration is willing to take their case to the Supreme Court.
Ynet & Reuters 13:48 , 11.02.17
US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley prevents appointment of Salam Fayyad, who was Palestinian prime minister between 2007 and 2013, to Libyan mission; 'For too long the UN has been unfairly biased in favor of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel,' says Haley.
Associated Press 08:57 , 11.02.17
Officials said around 70 grams of TATP were seized in the Montpellier-area home of a 20-year-old man, along with a liter each of acetone, oxygenated water and sulfuric acid. TATP was used in the deadly November 2015 attacks in Paris and the March 2016 attack in Brussels carried out by ISIS.
Associated Press 19:36 , 10.02.17
Ruling by 3-judge panel solicits defiant response from the President, who tweeted shortly after: 'See you in court,' warning that 'The security of our nation is at stake'; court acknowledges need for president to be able to enact policy, but notes 'the public also has an interest in free flow of travel.'
Associated Press 08:17 , 10.02.17
The new US president tells the Russian leader that New START, a treaty that caps the two nations' deployment of nuclear warheads, was a bad deal for the United States; Trump reportedly did not receive briefing from national security aides ahead of call.
Reuters 20:12 , 09.02.17
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind September 11 and many other terrorist attacks, sent a missive to the former US President accusing his country of responsibility for 9/11: ‘Your hands are still wet with the blood of our brothers and sisters and children who were killed in Gaza.’
Associated Press 12:14 , 09.02.17
Fissures begin to surface between Trump and his Supreme Court nominee, who described as ‘demoralizing and disheartening’ the president's accusations that court's stance on his refugee executive order were 'so political.'
Associated Press 10:55 , 09.02.17
German police obtain warrant to question 66-year-old German man, who is already in detention for his alleged involvement in an extremist group aiming to carry out attacks on Jews, asylum seekers and the police.
Associated Press 23:23 , 07.02.17
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismisses Trump's warning to stop missile tests; 'We're thankful to Mr. Newcomer since he has shown the political, economic, social and moral corruption of the US government,' he says.
Reuters, AP 16:57 , 07.02.17
After a federal judge places a temporary stop on US President Trump's executive order aiming to block citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, Trump takes to Twitter, vowing the overturn the decision.
Ynet 15:58 , 04.02.17
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps begins military testing on Saturday, less than 24 hours after Washington issues the first US sanctions on Tehran under newly elected President Trump; 'Iran is playing with fire - they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them. Not me!' tweets Trump, in response to Iran's ballistic missile testing on Thursday.
Ynet & Retuers 11:11 , 04.02.17
A federal judge on Friday orders a block on US President Donald Trump's executive order that had bars refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US; White House plans to appeal.
Reuters 08:36 , 04.02.17
Two days after presidential advisor warns it’s putting Iran 'on notice' following test-fire of ballistic missile, Trump takes to Twitter, saying Iran doesn't 'appreciate how kind President Obama was to them. Not me!'; Iranian foreign minister says country 'unmoved by threats.'
Reuters 14:20 , 03.02.17
Man tried to enter the Louvre museum in the French capital armed with a machete, police said; Before launching at policemen and soldiers, he screamed out 'Allahu Akbar,' the Arabic for God is great; police evacuate the area.
Reuters and Associated Press 11:59 , 03.02.17
In an interview with CNN, the French nationalist mentions that the same Muslim-majority countries that were banned from entering the US under Trump's order have been closed off to Israelis sans the outrage.
Ynet News 21:13 , 02.02.17
Abdullah II meets with US vice president and defense secretary in DC; potential relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem, which Jordan fervently opposes, is a central topic of conversation; Jordan is a close ally of the US; the king will also meet with US legislators while in America.
Associated Press 12:09 , 31.01.17
The US Mission to the United Nations said it wanted the UN's most powerful body to discuss Sunday's launch of a medium-range missile; Iran is the subject of a UN Security Council resolution prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles.
Associated Press 08:58 , 31.01.17
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the attack, which also left at least eight wounded as around 40 people were praying in the mosque, is a 'terrorist attack on Muslims,' vows to undertake all efforts to apprehend the perpetrators; two arrested so far, but no details provided by police.
Reuters 08:32 , 30.01.17
Emergency order issued after lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union filed a petition on behalf of people from seven predominantly Muslim nations who were detained at airports across the country as the ban took effect.
Associated Press 09:57 , 29.01.17
Weapons, munitions and explosives found as some 200 German police raid a dozen homes in six states as part of investigation into a far-right ‘Reichsbuerger’ group suspected of planning armed attacks against Jews , police and asylum seekers.
Reuters 22:34 , 25.01.17
US President Donald Trump follows up on his unsubstantiated voter fraud claims, announcing a major investigation into them; the investigation is to focus on repeatedly refuted claims that 'a rigged system' cost Trump the popular vote.
Associated Press 18:33 , 25.01.17
US president is expected to ban the entry of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for several months, except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place.
Reuters 14:21 , 25.01.17
Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem was one of Donald Trump's campaign promises; however, the issue seems to be getting pushed farther and farther down the list of the new administration's priorities; Israeli official: 'sounds like walking it backwards.'
Reuters 09:12 , 24.01.17
Organizers said nearly 5 million marched around the world to protest Trump’s comments and policy positions toward a wide range of groups, including women, Mexican immigrants, Muslims, the disabled and environmentalists; DC march surpasses 200,000 marchers initially projected, while hundreds of thousands march in big cities across the US.
Reuters 11:07 , 22.01.17
Right-wing leaders from Austria France, Germany Italy, and the Netherlands converge in Koblenz for a conference of the Europe of Nations and Freedom group in the European Parliament, celebratory following Trump's inauguration; protestors outside term the leaders a new kind of fascists.
Associated Press 16:20 , 21.01.17
Arab leaders congratulate Trump, while voices of concern are worried by new US leader's plans for Muslim world; over 200 arrested in DC, despite low turnout for the ceremony; alt-right leader Richard Spencer is punched in the face by an unknown protestor; police say six officers were injured in scuffles.
Reuters, Roi Kais & Elior Levy 12:58 , 21.01.17
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The 45th president of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, repeats his campaign foreign policy promise in his inaugural address, promising to value the US above all else; he tells the crowd that he was returning power to them from DC; 44th President Barack Obama departs Washington.
Reuters 20:21 , 20.01.17
On the day of his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump opens with a celebratory tweet; protestors line up in front of US capitol with signs reading 'Free Palestine' and 'Let Freedom Ring'; swearing-in begins at 11am Eastern.
Associated Press 15:57 , 20.01.17
Berlin-based Israeli artist Shahak Shapira created the photomontage website to bring attention to the behavior of some visitors at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin who take inappropriate or insensitive photos.
Associated Press 20:34 , 19.01.17
27 Jewish community centers in 17 US states say they received false phone bomb threats, for the second time this month; while some of the centers evacuated as a cautionary measure, no bombs were found nor injuries reported.
Reuters 09:06 , 19.01.17
Most of the victims were residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul as it attempted to land in dense fog; the plane plowed hundreds of meters through the village as it shattered into pieces.
Associated Press 09:22 , 16.01.17
With a trend of far right parties with anti-immigrant platforms performing well in European elections, Austria's Freedom Party (FPO) is hoping to court Jewish votes to help overcome accusations of anti-Semitism.
Reuters 22:51 , 15.01.17
Despite the absence of both Israeli and Palestinian representatives, the Paris peace conference is set to begin Sunday and send a strong message to the incoming Trump administration that his embassy pledge can derail peace efforts.
Reuters 08:39 , 15.01.17
Despite the absence of the Israelis and Palestinians, lame-duck French President François Hollande believes the Paris peace conference will demonstrate the international community's commitment to both a Palestinian state and peace with Israel.
Associated Press 17:38 , 14.01.17
The backpacker is arrested after four rifle bullets from her army service are found in her bag; following intervention from the Israeli Consulate in Mumbai, she is released following a lengthy interrogation at the police station; the Foreign Ministry cautions tourists to check their bags before travelling.
Itamar Eichner 18:49 , 13.01.17
Families of two victims of ISIS attacks in Paris and Brussels are filing an anti-terrorism lawsuit in the US against Twitter for its role in refusing to take moves to cut off service to terrorists; Shurat HaDin, an Israeli legal NGO, is representing the plaintiffs.
Ilana Messika/TPS 17:30 , 13.01.17
During his confirmation hearing, James Mattis tells the US Senate's Armed Services Committee that he considered Tel Aviv to be the capital of Israel and that he would 'stick with the US policy' on the matter at the moment.
Ynetnews 22:08 , 12.01.17
The US President-elect calls a press conference in response to recent intelligence leaks of an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compiled compromising personal information on him; 'It's all fake news. Phony stuff. It didn't happen,' says Trump; he states that his two older sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, will take over running the Trump empire, and a Trump representative promises that no new foreign deals will be made by the organization during trump's presidency.
Ynet and Reuters 18:11 , 11.01.17
Fuming over intelligence leaks of an unsubstantiated report that Russia had compiled compromising personal information on the president-elect, Trump accuses agencies of behaving like they are in Nazi Germany, slams 'fake news.'
Associated Perss 15:53 , 11.01.17
Unsubstantiated dossier compiled by Western intelligence operative suggests obscene activities in which the president-elect participated, including supposedly witnessing prostitutes perform a "golden showers (urination) show" for him in the presidential suite of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Russia where Michelle Obama had once slept.
Associated Press 08:35 , 11.01.17
A Syrian-born man is arrested in Germany for allegedly seeking to buy from ISIS vehicles for one or several terrorist bombing attacks; when questioned, the man confirmed that he was in contact with ISIS, but denied having 'terrorist intentions.'
Associated Press 17:27 , 02.01.17
Looking back at his time in office, Ban tells reporters 'this has been a decade of unceasing test.' His final act before his term ends is to push the button for the ball-drop in New York's Times Square: 'I feel like Cinderella—at midnight everything changes.'
Associated Press 20:41 , 31.12.16
Based on what it says to be evidence that Russia had meddled in the US elections to help Trump win, US President Barack Obama issues several sanctions against Russian government; As part of the punishment, the US kicked out 35 Russian diplomats, in response to Russia's harassment of US diplomats; Obama adds US response is not over and will include covert action—a thinly veiled reference to a counterstrike in cyberspace the US has been considering.
Associated Press 14:07 , 30.12.16
After outgoing US President Barack Obama issued American sanctions on Russia due to reported evidence that it had interfered in the US elections to sway public opinion in favor of Trump, the Russian FM hints that it may ban US diplomats from Russia as a response; Putin denies this.
Associated Press 13:08 , 30.12.16
A mock Nazi rally held by a history teacher—who himself dressed as Hitler riding a tank—has drawn ire from Israel and Germany who harshly criticized the event and urged the Taiwanese Ministry of Education to teach students the history of the Holocaust and WWII.
Itamar Eichner 09:56 , 26.12.16
The plane that was previously reported as missing has now been confirmed as having crashed into the Black Sea; all 92 passengers aboard, including the famous army choir, the Alexandrov Ensemble, are believed to be dead.
Associated Press 20:29 , 25.12.16
Plane carrying 91 people, including the country's Alexandrov military band, vanished en route to Syria over the Black Sea shortly after takeoff; Russian Defense Ministry says rescuers have found fragments of crashed plane; rescuers find one body in ongoing search.
Associated Press 11:34 , 25.12.16
Carl Paladino, a businessman who was co-chairman of Trump's New York State campaign, says he hopes the outgoing president 'catches mad cow disease'; on First Lady Michelle Obama he says: 'I'd like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe.'
AFP 17:06 , 24.12.16
After hours of tense negotiations, two Libyans who hijacked a plane from Libya to Malta and threatened to blow it up surrendered peacefully Friday, allowing 118 passengers and crew to leave the plane before walking out themselves with the last of the crew.
Reuters and Associated Press 17:37 , 23.12.16
Italy confirms that a man killed in a shootout in Milan's Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood was the Berlin Christmas market terrorist; Anis Amri pulled a gun out of his bag and began firing when asked to produce his identity papers.
Reuters and Associated Press 11:54 , 23.12.16
The US president-elect's transition site notes that he 'recognizes the uniquely catastrophic threats posed by nuclear weapons and cyber attacks,' adding he will modernize the nuclear arsenal 'to ensure it continues to be an effective deterrent' but offering no reason for abrupt Twitter statements.
Associated Press 20:00 , 22.12.16
A Tunisian man is suspected of killing 12 and injuring 50 on Monday's vehicular terror attack in Berlin; Germany's interior minister says the suspect, Anis Amri, was denied asylum in July; he is also suspected of having ties to Islamic extremists.
Reuters, Associated Press 18:34 , 21.12.16