An Israeli official testified this week before the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, that the Palestinian Authority has given more than $1 billion to terrorists in the past four years alone.
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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.
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.”