Israel in the News
Thousands of Muslim worshipers returned to the Temple Mount Thursday, with violent clashes erupting at the holy site. Earlier, Muslim leaders had called for a boycott of the Temple Mount in protest of metal detectors installed by Israelis.
Two Israeli police officers were killed last week inside the Temple Mount compound during a shootout with three Arab-Israeli gunmen. All three attackers were killed.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrated America's Independence Day aboard the U.S. Navy's newest and largest aircraft carrier, the USS George H. W. Bush.
Senior White House advisor and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, had "tense meetings" with Palestinian officials this week after the White House demanded that the PA stop funding terror groups.
Senior White House advisor and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, is in Israel looking to resume peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis.
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.
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."
After a suspected gas attack killed at least 72 in northern Syria this week, both Israel and the U.S. have called for immediate action from the U.N. Security Council.
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