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IDF Works to Forestall Rise in Violence during Summer Months

Monday, 22 May 2017 | The IDF’s Judea and Samaria Division has marked the coming month of June as a period in which a new wave of terrorism and unrest in the West Bank [Judea–Samaria] could surface once again with reinvigorated energy.  The renewed fear stems from a combination of the Islamic holiday of Ramadan,



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Israeli Ministers Troubled by $110 Billion US-Saudi Arms Deal

Monday, 22 May 2017 | National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources [Minister] Yuval Steinitz expressed concern on Sunday morning regarding the massive arms deal signed between the United States and Saudi Arabia during US President Donald Trump’s visit to Riyadh. The military sales deal amounts to about $110 billion effective immediately, plus another $350 billion



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Palestinians: The Threats Trump Needs to Hear

Friday, 19 May 2017 | As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to hold his second meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem next week, two Palestinian terror groups have announced that the new U.S. administration is planning to “liquidate the Palestinian cause.” The warning by Hamas and Islamic Jihad is directed not



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Egypt’s Al-Sisi Urges Israel Not to Miss ‘Chance for Peace’

Friday, 19 May 2017 | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stated in an interview with Arab media Wednesday that he has great faith in US President Donald Trump in ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while urging Israel not to “miss the opportunity to make peace.” When asked if there is any hope for a solution to



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Rivlin Receives Delegation of Jordanian Sheikhs

Friday, 19 May 2017 | A delegation of Jordanian sheikhs representing several tribes across Jordanian society met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the president’s residence Wednesday. Members of the Middle East Department, of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also participated in the meeting with the sheikhs. The sheikhs are visiting Israel for five



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US Ambassador to the UN Confirms the Western Wall Belongs to Israel

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | Israel calls it HaKotel HaMa’aravi, the most significant and holy site in all of Judaism, the focal point of the Jewish faith for nearly 2,000 years. The Palestinians hail it as their inherited own and vehemently deny the plethora of evidence testifying to Jewish ties. The United Nations Educational, Scientific



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Israel Plans 15,000 Jerusalem Apartments beyond Green Line

Thursday, 18 May 2017 | The Ministry of Construction and Housing is working alongside the city of Jerusalem to consolidate a construction plan to build over 28,000 apartments in the capital over the next decade. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to present US President Donald Trump with the plan at the latter’s visit to



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To Deal or Not to Deal, the Trump Question for Israel

A quiet chuckle and a smile from Donald Trump stood out during his first face-to-face press conference with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in February. Of course, laughter can be the joint expression of joy or a false effort to appear humored—and relationships between Israel and the United States have sometimes felt like just that dichotomy



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Winds of Change at the UN

A New US Administration “As you know, I had an exceptionally warm meeting with President Trump last month. I want to thank the President for his strong support for Israel…The administration is showing its commitment to Israel by turning those words into policies. You see that reflected, you see that expressed in Ambassador Haley’s standing



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Son of Ethiopian Immigrants Encouraged Ukrainian Jews to Make Aliyah

Friday, 12 May 2017 | Last week, Uri Biv, 31, a son of immigrants from Ethiopia and a member of the Nazareth Illit city council, left on a campaign to encourage immigration to Israel (and to Nazareth Illit in particular). Biv’s destination was Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Biv was born in Kfar Saba to



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REBECCA J. BRIMMER
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