• Donald Trump Jul 1, 2019

    US Duty Free Magnates Fund Controversial Israeli Settlements

    When travelers shop at dozens of duty free stores at airports worldwide, they may be paying for more than a bottle of vodka or a box of chocolates. The Falic family of Florida, owners of the ubiquitous chain of Duty Free Americas shops, funds a generous and sometimes controversial philanthropic empire in Israel that runs through the corridors of power...

  • Donald Trump Jan 21, 2018

    Jordan King Urges Pence to ‘Rebuild Trust' After Jerusalem Pivot

    Jordan’s king appealed Sunday to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Pence, in turn, tried to reassure the monarch that the Trump administration remains committed to restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts and views...

  • Donald Trump Jan 18, 2018

    Pence Visit Showcases Dilemma Facing Egypt, Jordan Leaders

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for his Arab hosts — Egypt’s president and Jordan’s king — on how to safeguard their vital ties with Washington without appearing to ignore Palestinian misgivings. Both countries are heavily dependent...

  • Asher Klein Dec 21, 2017

    Nikki Haley Hints at US Retaliation Over UN Jerusalem Vote

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sent a veiled warning to the U.N. that countries which vote to condemn the Trump administration for its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could face retaliation.

  • Donald Trump Dec 7, 2017

    Why it Matters: The US Pivot on Jerusalem

    Breaking with decades of U.S. policy, President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a declaration that set off a wave of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces and drew sharp criticism from U.S. allies in the Middle East and beyond. Here’s a look at why U.S. recognition of the holy city as Israel’s capital...

  • head Jul 27, 2017

    Clashes Erupt at Jerusalem Shrine as Muslims Return to Pray

    Muslim leaders told the faithful to return to pray inside a major Jerusalem holy site on Thursday after Israel removed security devices it installed outside entrances to the shrine following a deadly Palestinian attack at the compound. Thousands of Palestinians had been praying in the streets outside the shrine to protest the security measures since the crisis began. “After extensive...

  • Jerusalem Jul 22, 2017

    Israeli Troops Placed on High Alert After Deadly Stabbings

    Israel’s military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years erupted over tensions at the Holy Land’s most contested shrine. Following a relatively quiet day, violence resumed late Saturday near the...

  • Jerusalem Jul 22, 2017

    3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis Killed in Violence Over Holy Site

    Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people — three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement. After nightfall, a Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank and stabbed...

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