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4 Israeli soldiers killed, 15 injured in truck-ramming attack in eastern Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — A truck crashed into a group of soldiers in eastern Jerusalem, killing four and injuring at least 15, in what is suspected to be a terror attack.

Thursday 01/05/2017
Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Posted: January 05, 2017

Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent.

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Israel’s top security experts redraw West Bank map for the Trump era
Posted: January 05, 2017

TEL AVIV  – Israel’s leading security think tank has published a plan to redraw the map of the West Bank in a bid to consolidate major settlements and prevent the spread of others.

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Wednesday 01/04/2017
Israel news storylines that defined 2016
Posted: January 04, 2017

President Barack Obama sprang his much-anticipated “December surprise” on Israel at the United Nations, capping off 2016 with a bang as it relates to the Gregorian calendar year’s major events surrounding the Jewish state.

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
About 1,000 Jewish pilgrims visit Joseph’s Tomb
Posted: December 28, 2016

JERUSALEM — About 1,000 Jewish pilgrims visited Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus in an area of the West Bank that is under the exclusive military and civilian control of the Palestinian Authority.

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Tuesday 12/27/2016
With US abstention, Israel again forced to face reality of world's rejection of settlements
Posted: December 27, 2016

WASHINGTON  – Ahead of the unknowns a Trump administration will bring to American Middle East policy, the Obama administration allowed a bracing reminder on Friday that the international community does not recognize the validity of Israel's presence in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.

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Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem: ‘World War III’ or a simple reality check?
Posted: December 27, 2016

The incoming Donald Trump administration’s stated intention to move America’s Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been met with Palestinian opposition so vehement that one commentator describes the reaction as “making it look as if World War III will erupt.” But experts explain that such Palestinian threats are common, and that the proposed embassy move isn’t the massive policy change that it’s being made out to be.

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Sunday 12/25/2016
Netanyahu: UN Security Council resolution makes negotiations harder, drives peace further away
Posted: December 25, 2016

JERUSALEM — “Friends don’t take friends to the Security Council,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his government.

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
US-Israel cybersecurity collaboration legislation signed into law
Posted: December 21, 2016

Bipartisan legislation to strengthen collaborative cybersecurity research and development efforts between the United States and Israel was signed into law.

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Amona residents accept compromise as ‘rule of law’ prevails in Israeli settlement dispute
Posted: December 21, 2016

Residents of the 40-home West Bank settlement of Amona agreed to a last-minute government proposal to shift the community to an adjacent plot of land on which the Israeli government will build 52 permanent homes and additional infrastructure, in exchange for promises of a peaceful evacuation without protest. Israel’s High Court of Justice had initially ordered to evacuate and demolish the existing settlement by Dec. 25.

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