Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Israel allows detention of bodies of Palestinians it killed

Israel allows detention of bodies of Palestinians it killed

According to the official quoted on Bloomberg News, the United States administration considers its discussions with both the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to be promising, with the Palestinians in particular agreeing to talk without preconditions.

Strieff, who authored a book about Jimmy Carter's role in Arab-Israeli diplomacy, said Trump would be joining a long line of presidents who sought to make their mark on the global stage while under severe pressures at home.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has responded with a direct "no, no" to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelf an investigation into his former national security adviser.

USA presidential trips are an opportunity to project power and burnish statesmanship. On Wednesday, U.S. officials will meet with members of the European Union to discuss a possible laptop ban.

Such an embassy, to the contrary, would make a clear US declaration that Israel's place in Jerusalem is non-negotiable, so work on the grand peace deal Trump envisions could concentrate on other issues.

The deputy minister also dismissed concerns over Trump's insistence on visiting the Western Wall without any Israeli official by his side and the refusal of senior U.S. administration officials to state whether the holy site is part of Israel.

"Everybody wants to maintain a good relationship and will try no doubt to move on", he said.

Soon after the incident was reported, Trump spoke by telephone Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whom the US leader is visiting next week. -Israeli security cooperation and reversing the previous administration's plan to enhance the role of Iran in the region and decrease American influence.

"We've been very clear what our position is and what we would like to see done", the official said, "but we're not looking to provoke anyone when everyone's playing really nice".

They said they don't believe Israel has any high level spies inside ISIL and depends instead on "intelligence sharing with Arab spy services partners".

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Jews pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on Jan. 17 2017. Chris Mc Grath Getty Images file

"There's no planned announcement for the embassy on the trip", the White House official said. -Israeli relations, explaining the lack of official Israeli criticism.

The Jerusalem Post notes that Trump will need to work to convince Israelis that he is on their side during his visit to the Holy Land next week. That, in turn, might mean the intelligence ends up with Iran, a sworn enemy of Israel.

"The US president assured him he will be able to find a settlement within one year", he added.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he is "absolutely certain" allies can share and handle sensitive information.

The exposure of this intelligence thread and of a critical source could impede the US and its allies in the fight against ISIS in the future, especially since the USA and Russian Federation have competing agendas in Syria.

Israel and the US have had far more intelligence run-ins over the years.

No U.S. government has recognized Israeli _ or any other _ sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem.

Shabtai Shavit, his predecessor, suggested that the new president was a danger to Israeli intelligence assets.

"My guess is that she wouldn't have done it with Trump", said Bar-Joseph, author of a book on Marwan, who was codenamed "Angel".

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