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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must stop inciting terror and paying families of terrorists and be encouraged to “pursue a new path” to peace, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D – N.Y.) told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) Monday. “If President Trump plans to use this gathering to help pave the way...

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The president of Dartmouth College announced in an email to faculty on Monday that a recently appointed dean of faculty has declined the position following widespread outcry over his support for academic boycotts of Israel. Professor N. Bruce Duthu’s appointment in March came under heavy criticism after it was revealed that...

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Diplomacy

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In a joint appearance with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, President Donald Trump rebuked the PA’s widely-criticized policy of paying salaries to terrorists and their families. “Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded,” Trump said as he stood...

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This July, 19-year-old Noa Gabay will represent Israel at the Focus on Youth event at the 13th World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, showcasing the cream of the future crop of harpists. “When I was five years old, like most little girls, I had a dream of becoming a ballerina....

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An announcement on the official White House website of a pending joint appearance on Monday by President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu identified the location of their meeting as Jerusalem, Israel. This is in contrast to the announcement the White House published ahead of former President Barack Obama’s...

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Iran

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who was re-elected Friday, cannot be counted on to “deliver, or even try to deliver” any reforms he promised during the campaign, Eli Lake, national security columnist for Bloomberg View, wrote in an analysis of the Iranian presidential election Sunday. Lake described Rouhani’s campaign promises: During his...

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Israel

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The Trump administration praised a series of measures approved by Israel to help improved the Palestinian economy and relax travel restrictions for the Palestinians, in a statement released Monday. According to the statement, the measures approved by the Israeli cabinet on Sunday are consistent with President Donald Trump’s “particular interest” in...

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Diplomacy

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President Donald Trump said in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that the nuclear deal emboldened Iran to continue its destabilizing actions across the Middle East. Speaking to Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Trump said that he saw a “deeper path to friendship” in the Arab world, which...

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President Donald Trump became the first sitting American president to visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday. The president was guided in his visit by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi of the Western Wall, who was appointed to his post in 1995 by the late Israeli...

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The United States and Saudi Arabia have agreed a defense package worth $110 billion. “This package of defense equipment and services supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of malign Iranian influence and Iranian related threats,” the U.S. State Department said. The State Department...

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