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Jewish groups weigh in on Pompeo for secretary of state
Contrasting Mike Pompeo with Rex Tillerson, who reportedly opposed U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Jonathan S. Tobin
How to separate chaos from policy
The Trump circus has become the media narrative, but like a lot of what this administration has done, replacing Tillerson with Pompeo makes sense.
Trump cites Iran-deal wrangles in Tillerson firing, Iran hawk Pompeo in at State
In a not-so-surprising move, Trump ousts U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, citing disagreements on the Iran nuclear deal as a contributing factor.
Report: U.S. plans to open Jerusalem embassy in May for Israel’s 70th anniversary
According to the preliminary plans, U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman will move his office, along with a small staff of around four to five people, to a building in Jerusalem known as the Diplomat Hotel, which the State Department acquired in 2014.
Endowment for Middle East Truth
Sarah N. Stern
The reasons why America needs to stop supporting UNRWA
Given the deeply entrenched institutional biases of the United Nations against Israel, we can expect that UNRWA will soon find other donors. But that doesn’t mean that the United States, which had by far been the largest donor nation, has to continuously foot the bill.