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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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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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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