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Pence Speaks At Israel’s Knesset After Public Scolding In Jordan

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Israel late Sunday after tense meetings with the leaders of Jordan and Egypt, who publicly scolded him for President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jordan’s King Abdullah II gave Pence a “candid and frank” talk about the U.S. decision, warning it would likely exacerbate…

Trump Announces U.S. Will Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

On Wednesday, President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, upending decades of U.S. diplomacy in the region. The U.S. embassy in Israel will remain in Tel Aviv for security purposes for the next six months. The decision is extremely controversial, fulfilling a campaign promise Trump made while angering U.S. allies abroad. Saudi Arabia’s King…

President Trump In Tel Aviv, Israel For Mideast Peace Talks

President Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia on Monday, for a 36-hour visit that includes a meeting in the West Bank with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Trump will also meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has scheduled a visit to the Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem and a 15-minute tour of Yad…

4 Dead in Jerusalem Truck Attack [VIDEO]

At least four people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured in a truck attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli officials said. A spokesperson for Israel’s foreign press described it as a “possible terrorist attack” which hit soldiers as they were getting off of a bus. The perpetrator was then shot. “He…

Israel Bus Bombing Injures 20+

According to Israeli radio reports, a bomb explosion has injured at least 20 people aboard a Jerusalem bus line on Monday evening. According to The Times of Israel, police are exploring whether the explosion was terrorist in nature. They also indicated that the exploded bus was empty at the time, and that most of the…

11 Wounded in Jerusalem Car Attack [VIDEO]

Eleven people were wounded in Jerusalem when a car rammed a bus stop Monday. The driver was shot by bystanders, police said, and has been identified as Abed Almohsin Hassoneh from East Jerusalem. A elderly woman and an 18-month-old child suffered moderate injuries, while the rest were injured lightly.

Palestinians Set Fire to Joseph’s Tomb Ahead of ‘Day of Rage’ [VIDEO]

Hundreds of Palestinians entered the Joseph’s Tomb compound in the West Bank town of Nablus late Thursday and set it on fire, severely damaging the Jewish holy site in what Israel called a “despicable” act. The overnight violence came amid calls for another “day of rage” in the region and looked set to further escalate…

3 Dead, 20 Injured in Israel Attacks [VIDEO]

At least three people were killed and 20 injured Tuesday in a series of violent attacks around Israel, prompting the mayor of Jerusalem to call for the government to “immediately implement drastic measures” to protect citizens. Two people were killed on a bus in Jerusalem when two men opened fire and stabbed passengers; one attacker…

Jerusalem Hits Back At Claims It Is Causing Collapse Of Palestinian

Assertions that the Palestinian Authority is on the verge of collapse because Israel is withholding the monthly tax revenue it collects and transfers to Ramallah are exaggerated, Israeli officials said Sunday. The officials were responding to consistent claims from top US and EU officials, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, that if the money…

Israel Vows Harsh Response to Killings

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to win a “battle for Jerusalem” after Tuesday’s deadly attack on a West Jerusalem synagogue in which two Palestinians killed four rabbis before being shot dead. A policeman later died of his wounds. Netanyahu vowed to “settle the score with every terrorist,” saying that those “who want to uproot…

One Dead And Thirteen Wounded In Jerusalem Attack

A Palestinian man drove his van onto a crowded train platform in Jerusalem on Wednesday and then attacked bystanders with an iron bar, killing one person and injuring 13 in the second such attack in two weeks. Witnesses said that Ibrahim al-Akri, 38, accelerated onto a crowded train platform in East Jerusalem. He then backed…

Activist seriously wounded in Jerusalem shooting

Prominent American-born right-wing Israeli activist Yehuda Glick was seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting outside Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, authorities say. A hospital says he is in serious but stable condition.

Baby killed and eight wounded in terror attack in Jerusalem [VIDEO]

A three-month old baby was killed in Jerusalem and eight other people wounded – one seriously – in what Israel police described as a “terrorist attack” when a speeding car drove onto a pavement crowded with pedestrians alighting from the city’s light railway. The child killed in the attack was later named as Chaya Zissel…

Israel Ex-PM Ariel Sharon in Critical Condition

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in critical condition and his life is in danger, according to the director of the hospital treating him. Sharon, 85, who has been in a coma since a 2006 stroke, had been elected in 2001 after decades of what were seen as hard-line stances. fox