A new report by the British Parliament’s upper chamber declared President Donald Trump unfit to lead the West’s foreign policy in the Middle East, and called upon the UK to lead the way in recognizing Palestine as an independent, sovereign state. The report was produced by the House of Lord’s International Relations Committee after six months of study, and

reflects the anxiety some European leaders have felt towards President Trump’s campaign pledge to alter Washington’s approach to the NATO alliance, the United Nations, the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and other hot-button issues. The committee’s findings call for the UK to assume the mantle of global leadership and to “set the tone” for Western policy in the Middle East, warning that the Trump White House has “the potential to destabilize further the region.” READ MORE