Earlier this week, Iran brazenly violated Israeli sovereignty when they dispatched an Iranian drone from Syrian territory into Israel. Israel responded with airstrikes on Syrian and Iranian military targets in Syria.
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Earlier this week, an Israeli rabbi was killed after being stabbed several times in the chest in a West Bank terror attack. Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal was killed as he was going to a circumcision ceremony for his nephew.
During his first State of the Union address as President this week, Donald Trump mentioned the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as well as its rethinking of foreign aid.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, on Monday — the first time a sitting Vice President has done so.
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.