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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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.
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.