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Feb 23 2024
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disclosed his first official plan for the post-war future of the Gaza Strip, calling for Israel’s ongoing military presence in the enclave and for the preservation of a security buffer zone — a step antithetical to the wishes of closely-allied Washington.
In a sparse document released overnight and translated by NBC News, Netanyahu outlines theCNBC
Feb 01 2024
Joe Biden and his political allies continue to be dogged by protesters calling for a cease-fire in Gaza, their shouts now fixtures at Democratic events. Although Biden rejects their policies, he knows he has to be careful about respecting their advocacy, since most Democrats share at least a portion of their anti-war position. A poll conducted in late 2023 by Data for Progress showed that 76The Nation
Feb 22 2024
China resumes panda diplomacy, with San Diego Zoo expected to receive giant panda this year - Washington Examiner
Giant pandas will be returning to the United States at the San Diego Zoo after nearly all the famous bears in U.S. zoos were sent back to China, restoring a long-standing tradition of furry diplomacy. Zoo officials told the Associated Press on Thursday that if everything is approved, two bears, a male and female, will arrive by the end of the summer, nearly five years after the last pandas inWashington Examiner
Nov 06 2023
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, like his boss, often wears his heart on his sleeve when dealing with human tragedies. He is the child of a Holocaust survivor (his stepfather was the only member of his family to emerge from the Nazis’ extermination camps) and the father of two children. His willingness to draw on his personal experiences, rather than put them aside, has made him the perfectJennifer Rubin
Nov 22 2023
President Joe Biden celebrated the Wednesday deal brokered between Israel and Hamas for a temporary ceasefire and prisoner exchange. The United States and Qatar served as key negotiators throughout the process, which resulted in a temporary ceasefire of at least four days in exchange for the release of 50 prisoners taken hostage by Hamas in its Oct. 7 attack. BIDEN MIGHT BE DEMOCRATS' BIGGESTWashington Examiner
Nov 30 2023
Former Secretary of State and longtime presidential adviser Henry Kissinger made one last informal diplomatic trip before he passed away on Wednesday at the age of 100. In July, he made a surprise trip to China and met with dictator Xi Jinping in Beijing. Kissinger’s trip came amid a string of Biden administration officials visiting China in an effort to improve relations between WashingtonBreitbart News
Aug 03 2023
When the Senate passed the annual defense policy bill Thursday on an eye-popping 86-11 vote, it stood as a vivid counterpoint to the partisan rancor that surrounded the House’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act.
And to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), it was also further proof of the magic power of cross-party relationships and another example of how they can makePolitico
Oct 09 2023
Nov 24 2023
President Joe Biden made a damning admission about the heinous Hamas attack on Israel that resulted in thousands of people being murdered, raped, kidnapped. On Friday, Biden said that his own diplomacy may have pushed the terrorist group to launch its slaughter upon Israel during a speech on the newly released hostages as part of a four-day truce in the Gaza Strip. "I cannot prove what I'mTownhall
Oct 23 2023
Israel’s support for diplomatic efforts to get Hamas to release hostages — quickly and in large numbers — may delay and possibly restrain its planned ground war in Gaza, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Two American hostages were set free Friday through the mediation of Qatar, which hosts some political leaders of Hamas. Israel will need a lot more than that to affect anBloomberg