Showing posts with label Barack Obama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barack Obama. Show all posts

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Barack Obama begins characterizing his new part in the time of Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: Former President Barack Obama is beginning to characterize his new part in the time of Donald Trump.

Obama's quick come back to the spotlight has been cheered by a few Democrats, who are as yet filtering through the destruction of the gathering's devastating thrashings in the November race. Be that as it may, the consideration encompassing Obama has additionally amplified the vacuum for new Democratic administration, a reality that helpers say is not lost on the previous president.

"He's intensely mindful that when the previous president talks, he devours a ton of the oxygen," said Eric Schultz, Obama's senior counselor. "He needs to ensure we prepare for the up and coming era of pioneers."

In view of that, Obama is picking his spots painstakingly.

Amid a discourse Sunday night in Boston, he encouraged individuals from Congress to have "fearlessness" as Trump presses for the cancelation of his mark social insurance law, reviewing the Democrats who were cleared into office with him in 2009, however lost their seats subsequent to throwing votes for the "Obamacare" measure. In any case, he maintained a strategic distance from an extensive safeguard of the law Democrats ripped through in 2010 and did not scrutinize the bill House Republicans passed a week ago. 

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

As Donald Trump takes office, Israel pushes ahead with settlements

JERUSALEM: The Jerusalem municipality said Sunday it is pushing forward with 566 new housing units for Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem, swiftly moving into action as the seemingly favorable President Donald Trump takes office.

The building plans were put on hold in the final months of President Barack Obama's administration and were announced shortly following Trump's inauguration. Building is planned in the neighborhoods of Ramot, Pisgat Zeev and Ramat Shlomo. It's not clear whether the project needs further approvals or when construction would begin, but the government will likely have to sign off before anything gets underway.

Israel clashed frequently with Obama over construction in areas it conquered in the 1967 Mideast war but Israel's hardline government has high expectations for Trump, who has signaled he will take a far kinder approach to them.

Trump's appointed ambassador to Israel has close ties to Jewish West Bank settlements as does the foundation run by the family of Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Tax records show Trump himself also donated money to a Jewish seminary in a settlement.

The international community largely regards settlements as illegal or illegitimate and a key obstacle to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike other West Bank settlements, Israel annexed east Jerusalem and considers its neighborhoods inseparable parts of its capital. But the Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as their future capital and consider Jewish neighborhoods there just like any other settlements.