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Palestinians seek to claim Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs as World Heritage Site

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is requesting that UNESCO recognize Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs, one of the holiest sites in Judaism, as a Palestinian World Heritage Site.

Monday 06/19/2017
Palestinians may fly direct from Israel to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage
Posted: June 19, 2017

The United States, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia and Jordan have agreed in secret negotiations to coordinate the first flight of Palestinian pilgrims to Saudia Arabia from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.

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Monday 06/12/2017
Report: Trump leaked intel obtained in Israeli hack of Islamic state computers
Posted: June 12, 2017

The source of classified intelligence shared by President Donald Trump with Russian government officials in May was acquired by Israel in a hacking operation against Islamic State computers, The New York Times reported Monday.

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Wednesday 06/07/2017
Lebanon bans box office hit ‘Wonder Woman’ because of Israeli actress
Posted: June 07, 2017

The film “Wonder Woman,” starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, took in more than $103 million at the North American box office last weekend. According to Variety, the film’s global take was even higher at $122.5 million. It seems everyone was watching “Wonder Woman,” except in Lebanon.

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Monday 06/05/2017
Israel raises alarm over US-Saudi arms sale as deal awaits congressional fate
Posted: June 05, 2017

The high-profile U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia, which President Donald Trump signed during his recent visit to Riyadh and is awaiting congressional approval, raised alarm in Jerusalem due to what officials describe as the potential diminishment of Israel’s military edge over regional foes.

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Tuesday 05/30/2017
Norway demands Palestinians return funding for youth center named after terrorist
Posted: May 30, 2017

Acting immediately on a report issued Friday by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Norway demanded that the Palestinian Authority (PA) return Norwegian state funding for a women’s youth center named after female Palestinian terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who masterminded an attack that killed 37 Israelis.

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Democrats, Jewish groups join Trump in protesting Palestinian terror payments
Posted: May 30, 2017

Prominent Democrats and major U.S. Jewish organizations are joining President Donald Trump in calling on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to stop making payments to imprisoned terrorists and their families.

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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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French election winner Macron again rules out Palestinian statehood recognition
Posted: May 09, 2017

As French citizens voted Sunday, their eventual president-elect reiterated previous statements ruling out unilateral French recognition of Palestinian statehood and committing to support for a two-state solution.

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Monday 04/24/2017
What the North Korea crisis tells us about the Iran nuclear deal
Posted: April 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Trump administration last week endorsed a narrative long promoted by critics of the Iran nuclear deal: It’s North Korea all over again.

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