Details of Yet More Foreign Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

In August of 2016, individuals representing business and political interests from Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower to discuss efforts to aid the campaign of his father for president. The meeting is the first indication that foreign efforts to interfere in the 2016 election extended […]

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Mass Violence on Israeli/Palestinian Border as U.S. Embassy Opens

Fifty-eight Palestinians were killed and 2,700 were injured in one of the most violent days along the Palestinian/Israeli border in years. The violence came amidst protests that began on March 30 and had already seen dozens of casualties. The protests are in response to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem a city scared […]

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Strikes Between Israel and Iran Along Syria’s Border

Iran and Israel have reportedly exchanged military strikes in the Golan Heights, an area on Israel’s eastern border with Syria. The Israeli military said that it had struck nearly seventy targets including an Iranian military compound north of Damascus, arms storage warehouses at Damascus International Airport and a logistics headquarters belonging to the Quds Force, […]

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Seven Killed, Hundreds Injured in Latest Palestinian-Israeli Violence

Seven were killed and hundreds were injured in the latest fighting between Palestinians and Israeli security forces along the Israel-Gaza border today. One teenager was killed, and twelve women and forty-eight children were among the estimated 1,000 people who were injured, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Dozens were treated near the border fence by […]

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U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem to Open in May in Dramatic Move-Up of Opening Schedule

The United States will open its embassy in the city of Jerusalem this May according to the Trump administration, moving the opening date of the facility up by months, if not years.  “In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. “The opening will […]

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President Trump Says Both Israel and the Palestinians Are Hindering the Peace Process

President Donald Trump, in an interview published today, said he believes both Israelis and Palestinians are playing roles in undermining the Middle East peace process.  “Right now, I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace, they are not looking to make peace. And I am not necessarily sure that Israel is looking […]

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Israeli Police Chiefs to Recommend Prime Minister Netanyahu be Indicted on Corruption Charges

Israeli authorities have neared a consensus to recommend that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on corruption charges it was reported today.  Israeli police chiefs believe they have sufficient evidence to indict Netanyahu for taking bribes. The police chiefs were in “unanimous agreement,” it was reported today, that Netanyahu allegedly accepted bribes and received lavish […]

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Israel Has Begun Removing African Migrants Who Entered the Country Illegally

Israel has informed thousands of African migrants that they must leave the country by the end of March or risk jail time, officials said.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan last month.  Under its parameters about 38,000 mainly Eritrean and Sudanese migrants who entered the country illegally must leave the country by the end […]

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Vice President Mike Pence’s Israeli Address Interrupted by Protests; Pence Vows to Move Embassy Next Year

Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the Israeli Knesset was interrupted Monday when Arab lawmakers held up signs and engaged in a scuffle with security staff.  The lawmakers were protesting President Trump’s decision last year to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and to move the U.S. embassy there.  The issue of Jerusalem […]

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