Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:21AM
Trump and Netanyahou
Trump and Netanyahou
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These are the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:

Trump, Netanyahu have lots in common as “bad leaders”
A look at the performances of Netanyahu and Trump show they have several commonalities. They are increasingly becoming unpopular with their own people. Their rash statements that are intended to be supportive just make matters worse. Trump and Netanyahu depend on the far right and to the same effect are to the same effect politically vulnerable. In fact, their policies for domestic as well as foreign affairs draw fierce criticisms from all fronts. Whereas many believe President Trump is weakening America, Netanyahu is pushing Israel toward an existential crisis.  And their positions of course have international implications.

Qatar ambassador returns to Iran
Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran last week by sending its ambassador back to Tehran after a 20-month hiatus that started in January 2016. Welcoming Doha's decision, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said, “As we have repeatedly declared, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s principled policy has always been, and will be, the development of its relations with all neighbors.” Doha says it has decided to strengthen ties with Iran "in all fields", disregarding the demand of the boycotting countries that Doha shut its diplomatic posts in Iran.