Iranian FM Zarif says Israel ‘looking for war’
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Israel of "looking for war" and warned that its behaviour and that of the United States were increasing the chances of a clash in the Middle East. "The risk [of war] is great. The risk will be even greater if you continue to turn a blind eye to…
Israeli ‘centrism’ and what it means for Palestinians
With less than two months until Israel holds an election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud party is maintaining a strong lead in the opinion polls. His main rival - and currently the only plausible threat to another Likud-dominated government - is former Israeli military chief Benny Gantz and his newly-formed party Hosen L'Yisrael (Israel…
2020 hopefuls hunt for viral moments
There is nothing quite as valuable — or lucrative, or unpredictable — as a moment that catches fire online | Scott Olson/Getty Images 2020 Elections Campaigns are courting social-first online video outlets and taping their candidates constantly after watching big moments pay off in 2018. By ELENA SCHNEIDER 02/17/2019 06:55 AM EST A few minutes…
Trump Takes Off To Mar-A-Lago After National Emergency Declaration
Just hours after declaring a national emergency on border security, President Donald Trump headed to his Mar-a-Lago resort, marking his 223rd day on one of his properties. NBC News determined the tally, which it has been keeping since Trump’s inauguration. Of the 223 days, the president has spent 168 at his golf courses. Trump flew…
Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse at ‘yellow vest’ protest
French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned anti-Semitic abuse directed towards a prominent intellectual by "yellow vest" protesters on Saturday. "These abuses are the absolute negation of what makes France a great nation. We won't tolerate them", Macron said on Twitter. Alain Finkielkraut was walking on the fringes of a demonstration in central Paris on Saturday when…