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U.S. to merge diplomatic mission serving Palestinians with embassy in Israel

The consulate move further downgrades diplomatic relations with the Palestinians.

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US Downgrades Jerusalem Diplomatic Mission to Palestinians

The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians and hailed by Israel, is the latest Trump administration decision to align with Israeli government views and a ...

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Israel Can’t Deport U.S. Student Over Past Support for Boycott

Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the government to allow entry to Lara Alqasem, detained at the airport for more than two weeks while she fought ...

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Israel says Australia considering moving embassy to Jerusalem

Australia is considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving its embassy to Jerusalem, according to a statement from the office ...

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US, Saudi Arabia Have Leverage on Each Other; Using It Has Costs

The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central bargain: the kingdom would pump ...

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Washington Has Stood by Riyadh through Multiple Crises

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special ...

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U.S. Student, Barred From Israel Over Boycott, Goes to Court

Lara Alqasem once belonged to a group perhaps most notable for backing an Israel hummus boycott. Now Israel says she can’t study in Jerusalem.

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Police hunt Palestinian suspect after 2 Israelis killed in West Bank

Two Israelis were killed and a third person seriously injured in a shooting attack inside a West Bank industrial park on Sunday, said the Israel Defense Forces.

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Hamas's Gaza leader gives rare interview to Israeli newspaper

If Israel and Hamas agree on anything at the moment, it is probably that Gaza is as close to another war as it has been since the end of the last one four years ago.

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As Tensions Rise With Israel, Hamas Chief Calls for Cease-Fire in Gaza

In a rare interview with an Israeli newspaper, the Hamas leader in Gaza, Yehya Sinwar, sent a message to Israelis that war was in “no one’s interest.”

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Melania Trump Forges Ahead as First Lady With Africa Trip

First lady Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, ...

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6 Palestinians killed by Israel forces in Gaza, ministry says

Six Palestinians have died after being shot Friday by Israeli soldiers along the fence that separates Gaza and Israel, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

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US Pulls Diplomats From Iraqi City, Citing Threats From Iran

The United States announced Friday that it would effectively close its consulate in the Iraqi city of Basra and relocate diplomatic personnel assigned there following increasing threats from Iran and Iran-backed militia, including rocket fire. The decision added to mounting tension between the United States and Iran, which is the target of ...

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Trump at UN Endorses Two States for Israel, Palestinians

For the first time since taking office, President Donald Trump endorsed a two-state solution as the best way to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, as he met Wednesday at the U.N. with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.   Trump told reporters that he believes that two states — Israel and one for the Palestinians — ...

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Russia upgrades Syria's defense system in blow to Israel

Russia will modernize Syria's air defense system after Israel downed a Russian aircraft last week.

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Trump Calls on World Leaders to 'Isolate' Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump has called on world leaders gathered at the U.N. General Assembly to "isolate Iran's regime as long as its aggression ...

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S-300 missile system: Russia to upgrade Syrian air defences

Israel warns that the delivery of the S-300 system to Syria will "magnify dangers" in the region.

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Pompeo to Meet Russia's Lavrov Amid US Concern on Missile Sale to Syria

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York as Washington expressed concern at Moscow’s plans to supply the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria. “I’m sure Sergei and I will have our time together,” Pompeo said of plans to meet Lavrov on the sidelines of ...

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Russia revives allegations of Israeli culpability in downed plane in Syria

Russia’s harsh critique of Israel’s role raises questions about their alliance in the future.

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Distractions to Diplomacy as Trump Returns to New York

U.S. President Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically mute just before days of whirlwind of diplomacy during the U.N. General Assembly. Trump took a rare respite from Twitter amid several pending matters likely to define his presidency.  There have been no substantive tweets from the president since Friday when he commented on his ...

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Michigan professor embroiled in Israel boycott row

The academic declined to provide a recommendation letter for a student wishing to study in Israel.

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Trump: Not Worried About Manafort Cooperating on Russia Probe

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is not worried about his 2016 campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, agreeing to cooperate with special ...

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Putin Calls Downing of Russian Plane in Syria ‘Tragic’ and Absolves Israel

Tensions briefly flared after the plane was destroyed by Syrian antiaircraft missiles that were countering Israeli warplanes striking targets in ...

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Ehud Olmert Fast Facts

View the Ehud Olmert Fast Facts on CNN and learn more information about the former prime minister of Israel.

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