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Trump makes historic, yet private visit to Western Wall

President Donald Trump made a historic, yet private visit Monday to Jerusalem’s Western Wall, becoming the first sitting American president to do so.

Monday 05/22/2017
US veterans in Israel: Memorial Day profiles in courage and healing
Posted: May 22, 2017

About 20 veterans commit suicide across the U.S. each day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. An organization providing spiritual healing, suicide prevention and peer support programming for veterans believes Israel is part of the solution.

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Wednesday 05/17/2017
Jordan, Egypt and Palestinians declare eastern Jerusalem ‘capital of Palestine’
Posted: May 17, 2017

Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority declared eastern Jerusalem as the “capital of Palestine” ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel May 22-23.

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New ambassador thanks Trump for ‘unequivocal’ support of Israel
Posted: May 17, 2017

After presenting his diplomatic credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on May 16 in Jerusalem, new U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman expressed his gratitude to President Donald Trump for an “unequivocal and unambiguous mandate to support the state of Israel in every way, and in all ways.” Rivlin welcomed Friedman and called for “the whole world to recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of the state of Israel,” ahead of next week’s celebrations marking 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem.

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The story of Israel’s efficient, high-tech dairy industry
Posted: May 17, 2017

Self-driving cars. Drip irrigation. Missile defense. Milk?

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Celebrating 50 years of Jerusalem’s reunification
Posted: May 17, 2017

For Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat – who has navigated numerous conflicts, while simultaneously supervising the rapid growth of residential neighborhoods, commercial centers, parks and transportation infrastructure during nearly nine years in office – conflict is part of his city’s DNA.

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Tuesday 05/16/2017
Taglit-Birthright Israel launches largest season of visits to Jewish state
Posted: May 16, 2017

The Taglit-Birthright Israel program is launching its largest season to date, with 33,000 Jews ages 18-26 from 33 countries expected to visit Israel this summer.

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Israel braces for its latest battlefront: the sea
Posted: May 16, 2017

Amid a quiet-yet-massive arms race between Israel and Hezbollah, both sides are preparing for the possibility of a war branching out to sea.

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50 Jerusalem facts for the 50th anniversary of its reunification
Posted: May 16, 2017

Israelis celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification May 23-24. Leading up to the holy city’s semi-centennial milestone, here are 50 facts highlighting the rich tapestry of Israel’s capital:

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Tuesday 05/09/2017
New Hamas chief makes first public appearance in Gaza
Posted: May 09, 2017

Ismail Haniyeh, whom Hamas elected as the Palestinian terror group’s top leader last weekend, made his first public appearance in the new role by visiting a “solidarity tent” for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Gaza City Monday.

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