Trump’s Biggest Donor Pushed for Jerusalem Embassy Move

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by Eli Clifton On Wednesday, President Donald Trump may announce U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital while continuing to keep the U.S. embassy in in Tel Aviv. The move goes toward fulfilling his campaign promise, during a speech to… Continue Reading  

Did Trump Greenlight Neoconservative Takeover of State Dept. and CIA?

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by Eli Clifton Donald Trump is likely to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and choose Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) to take over the intelligence agency, according to “senior administration officials” who spoke to The… Continue Reading  

Future of JCPOA In Hands of GOP Indebted To Billionaire Iran Hawks

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by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), appears to have fallen in line with the views espoused by several of his top donors. These funders… Continue Reading  

Trump Ignores Advisers on Iran Deal, Follows Money

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by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Although much of the Washington commentariat has depicted Trump’s extraordinarily bellicose speech Friday against Iran and the nuclear deal as the latest example of his determination to undo the legacy of his predecessor, meeting… Continue Reading  

Five Reasons Why Trump Is Moving Towards War With Iran

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by Trita Parsi Make no mistake: We do not have a crisis over the Iran nuclear deal. It is working and everyone from Secretary Mattis and Tillerson to the US and Israeli intelligence services to the International Atomic Energy Agency… Continue Reading