This week, President Donald Trump held his first meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since being elected. In a joint press conference, the two allies pledged support for one another.
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ISIS has claimed credit for rockets fired at southern Israel this week. No injuries were reported, and most of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
Officials announced that Iran conducted a test launch of a ballistic missile this week, in direct violation of U.N. rules. Both Israel and the U.S. reacted swiftly.
President Donald Trump this week announced that his administration is taking steps toward fulfilling a campaign promise to move the American embassy to Jerusalem. Israel recognizes Jerusalem as its capital, as do Palestinians.
An Israeli police officer was killed after a car driven by an Israeli Arab rammed into a group of police officers in village of Umm-Al Hiran.