Trump aide ties Israeli settlements to rising anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser is warning that Israeli settlements will continue to expand because rising anti-Semitism around the world means more Jews will immigrate to Israel. Robert O’Brien made the remarks Wednesday during a speech and discussion with foreign diplomats in the United States. O’Brien defended Trump’s Mideast peace plan, which was embraced by Israel but rejected by the Palestinians.  He also said that the president hoped to go to Beijing to talk to the Chinese about a three-way nuclear arms control pact with the U.S. and Russia. He said the president still hopes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will resume nuclear talks with the U.S.