In light of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' recent anti-Israel speech, the U.S. has cut its funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) that provides aid to Palestinians displaced during Israel's War of Independence.
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Israeli Rabbi Raziel Shevah, a father of six, was killed this week in the West Bank while driving in his car near the Palestinian town of Nablus. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Millions of Iranian citizens have taken to the streets in protest of the totalitarian regime, calling for economic and political reform. To date, the protests have resulted in more than 20 deaths with over 1,000 arrests.
Despite growing tensions between Palestinians and Israel amid the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, Christian pilgrims flocked to the traditional site of the birthplace of Jesus.
Protests and violence continue in and around Jerusalem as Palestinians react to the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.