Middle East TV Correspondents Prepared for an Armageddon That Didn’t Arrive

Middle East television correspondents donned flak vests, helmets, and other military gear last week in anticipation of a crushing wave of violence and hysteria they were certain would follow President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Experts on the region who uniformly opposed Trump’s move—which the U.S. Senate voted 90-0 in favor of as recently as last summer—predicted …

In Fiery Speech, Palestinian President Abbas Condemns United States, Threatens Violence,  Denies Jewish History

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas

At an Organization of the Islamic Conference summit in Turkey Wednesday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas delivered a defiant speech in which he condemned the Trump administration and the United States, called on countries to end their recognition of Israel, threatened the world with violence, and claimed that Jewish history in Jerusalem is fabricated.