Donald Trump Suffocates Hope for a Palestinian State

POSTED BY DANIEL R. DEPETRIS, STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION Daniel R. DePetris is a foreign policy analyst, a columnist at Reuters,

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Trump Should Kill the Iran Nuclear Deal, for the Dissidents and Protesters

It endangers global security and bolsters a brutal theocratic regime.

President Trump will make some important decisions this month that could not only end the controversial 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran but also convey America’s support for Iranian protesters and hasten the overthrow of Iran’s ruling mullahs.

By January 12, Mr. Trump must decide whether to renew a waiver of sanctions lifted by the Iran deal — i.e., the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA.

The law requires him to make such a determination every 120 days.

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Bannon Fights For Survival

The fractured relationship between President Trump and his former chief strategist Stephen Bannon took center stage on Thursday as questions mounted about Bannon’s political future.

The heaviest blow for Bannon came as one of his most important financial backers, Rebekah Mercer, issued a rare public rebuke of the strategist in a statement first reported by the Washington Post on Thursday afternoon.

Republican politicians who have long disliked Bannon — including New York Congressman Peter King and, reportedly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — have been gratified by his apparent demise.

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