Israel lobbyists Josh Block and EJ Kimball smear missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a terrorist. That’s because Israel and Saudi Arabia are now allied against Iran, evidently seeking an American-led war against the country, and all the attention to the writer’s rubout is throwing a wrench in the works.
The Trump administration will not longer have separate U.S. diplomatic posts to Israel and the Palestinians, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement this morning. He announced the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem that services Palestinians will be folded into the embassy in Israel and headed by the Ambassador. “Frankly the U.S. is making it clear that they have no interest to declare separate Palestinian sovereignty,” head of the Arab American Institute James Zogby said, “They ought to hang a welcome sign that says ‘welcome to the one-state solution’ over the door.”