Category: deal’

Trump is providing Saudi Arabia a ‘obnoxious deal’ on Syria 0

Trump is providing Saudi Arabia a ‘obnoxious deal’ on Syria

Yemen is not Saudi Arabia’s only unfinished war in this decade. Before Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s military intervention in Yemen, the former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan spearheaded, between 2012 and 2014, a clandestine proxy war against Iran in Syria. Now, US President Donald Trump is offering Riyadh a comeback to compensate…

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What’s going to Trump’s ‘final deal’ point out for Palestinians?

When Donald Trump was elected US president in November 2016, he initially signalled some real hope for the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Some analysts argued that he may actually manage to deliver what he calls “the deal of the century” and bring peace to Israel and Palestine. These assumptions were based on the…

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Ismail Haniya warns against US ‘deal of the century’

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya has said that the US had offered the Palestinian Authority government a Jerusalem suburb, Abu Dis, as an alternative to East Jerusalem for the capital of a future Palestinian state. Speaking at a meeting with Palestinian clan leaders in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, Haniya labelled President Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital a…

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Iran, the Hejaz railway and the ‘last deal’

An ambitious Israeli cabinet minister, a thrusting Saudi crown prince, a son-in-law of a US president and a long-abandoned railway. Could this be the start of an anti-Iran axis that in a further twist of an extraordinary tale pulls a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians like a rabbit out of a hat? The…