Israelis see an opportunity to improve relations with the U.S. under the Trump administration. In particular, they are cautiously optimistic after Donald Trump’s comments on the Iran Deal among other issues.
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Arson is the suspected cause of many of the massive wildfires that recently spread across northern Israel. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and some 70,000 people were forced to evacuate Haifa, Israel’s third-largest city.
Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became the country’s longest continuously serving Prime Minister.
Jason Greenblat, a top aide to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, says that Trump has no problem with Israeli settlement-building in the West Bank.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated U.S. President-elect Donald Trump following his victory on Tuesday.
Three Israeli soldiers were shot this week at a security checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The attacker was a Palestinian police officer.
After UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, passed a resolution denying Jewish ties to holy sites in Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Western Wall, Israeli leaders fired back.
Israeli leaders are denouncing a resolution passed by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, that denies Jewish ties to holy sites in Jerusalem, including the Western Wall.
Danny Danon blamed the international body for attempting to cut Israel off from its homeland and heritage.
A Palestinian terrorist last weekend opened fire on bystanders waiting at a light-rail stop in Jerusalem, killing two and wounding at least five others.