This week, Israel marked the 50th annual Jerusalem Day, which celebrates the reunification of the Holy City under Israeli control after the 1967 Six-Day War.
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U.S. President Donald Trump will make his first diplomatic trip overseas next week, stopping in Israel on Monday. During his visit, Trump plans to visit the Western Wall, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit that site.
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that they have not received information of any U.S. decision not to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. President Trump has previously intimated that he plans to move the embassy to Jerusalem.
Earlier this week, the U.N.’s cultural body, UNESCO, passed another resolution denying any Jewish ties to the city of Jerusalem, which Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called "absurd.”
On Monday, the nation of Israel paused to observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. For two minutes, the sirens sounded and traffic stopped as Israelis remembered the six million Jews exterminated by Hitler’s Nazi regime.
A British student studying in Israel as part of a student exchange program was stabbed to death last weekend in Jerusalem by a Palestinian terrorist while riding the light rail.
A series of terror attacks on Palm Sunday against Egypt’s Coptic Christian community have left at least 45 people dead. ISIS is claiming responsibility.
After a suspected gas attack killed at least 72 in northern Syria this week, both Israel and the U.S. have called for immediate action from the U.N. Security Council.
Speaking this week at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee — the largest pro-Israel lobby in the U.S. — U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley stressed her efforts to defend Israel on the world stage
A terrorist used his vehicle to ram into pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge in London earlier this week, killing two, including an American citizen. The terrorist then ran toward Parliament, stabbing and killing a police officer.