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Trump didn't understand implications of his Jerusalem decision: Advisers

President Trump didn't fully understand the ramifications of declaring Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Yesterday, the president made the declaration and said the U.S. would begin the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 3:55pm

Here’s why Jared Kushner secretly went to Saudi Arabia

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, made a secret visit to Saudi Arabia last week with other Trump officials. The unannounced four-day trip was Kushner’s third to the Saudi Arabia this year and focused on brokering peace in the Middle East, Politico...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 3:43pm

Trump delays moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem by six months

President Donald Trump signed an order on Thursday to keep the U.S. Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv temporarily instead of relocating it to Jerusalem, despite his campaign pledge to go ahead with the controversial move. After months of fierce debate within his administration, Trump chose to continue...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 1:56pm

Watch: Melania Trump slaps the president’s hand away again — this time in Rome

President Donald Trump is striking out with wife Melania all over the world — just one day after the first lady slapped his hand away on the tarmac in Israel, she again refused his touch while deplaning in Rome on Tuesday. The president and first lady are in the midst of a nine-day tour of...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 2:52pm

Jewish teen in Israel arrested in connection with global JCC threats

A teenager with dual Israeli-U.S. citizenship was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of hoax bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.The suspect, whose identity remains sealed pursuant to a court order, is 18 years old...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:11pm

Israel confirms it plans to seize West Bank land

Israel confirmed on Thursday it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation.In an email sent to Reuters, COGAT, a unit of Israel's...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 5:27pm

U.S. House panel to NSA: What's up with this spying report?

A House of Representatives committee asked the National Security Agency on Wednesday for information about a media report that the agency, while spying on Israeli officials, also intercepted communications between the Israelis and members of Congress.In a letter to NSA Director Michael Rogers,...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 8:11am

Trump postpones Israel trip after controversial comments about Muslims

U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday postponed his trip to Israel amid a controversy over his comments about temporarily barring Muslims from entering the United States.Trump announced the decision in a post on his Twitter feed and said he would plan to meet Israeli...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 8:34pm

MBTA to ban political ads on public transit

The MBTA said it will ban all political advertisements throughout the system after an anti-Israel ad sparked controversy. As Metro reported on Wednesday, the ads faced criticism from pro-Israel groups who claimed they were unfair, and the ACLU threatened to take action in support of the ads.RELATED...

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 10:04pm

Anti-Israel ads on subway spark controversy, action from MBTA

Political ads at an MBTA station are offending some riders, and now the MBTA may consider taking action.The ads, displayed in seven cities including Boston, are drawing criticism from pro-Israeli groups who claim they are unfair, WCVB reported, adding that the MBTA took down similar ads last year...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 8:15pm

Palestinian 'Day of Rage' attacks kill three

Palestinian men armed with knives and a gun killed at least three people and wounded several others in a string of attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv on Tuesday, police said, on a "Day of Rage" declared by Palestinian groups.With the worst unrest in years in Israel and the Palestinian...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 10:57pm

Palestinian flag flies for the first time at UN

The distinctive Palestinian black, red, white and green flag was raised at the United Nations headquarters for the first time on Wednesday, according to a Newsweek report. "The symbolism of raising [the] flag at the United Nations reflects the commitment of the Palestinian Authority to pursue the...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:52am

While you were sleeping...

Good morningYou're not the only one who woke up cranky: this morning Israel's defense minister claimed that he didn't expect to ever see peace with Palestine.HSBC bank announced massive job cuts worldwide as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie awaited judgement on pension cuts. Australia's soccer...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 3:33pm

No peace in my lifetime, predicts Israel's defense minister

Reuters –Israel's defense minister said on Tuesday he did not believe a stable peace agreement could be reached with the Palestinians in his lifetime - one of the bleakest assessments from a top-level cabinet member since talks collapsed last year.Moshe Yaalon, one of Prime Minister Benjamin...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 3:21pm

Israel evacuates gay dads and surrogate-born babies from Nepal

Reuters –Israel began evacuating infants born to surrogate mothers and their Israeli parents from Nepal on Monday, on the return legs of flights sent to provide earthquake relief.Many Israeli male couples have fathered children with the help of surrogate mothers in Nepal because in Israel the...

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 2:57pm

While you were sleeping...

Good morning.Boston prepared marathon security, while Israel formed a new government. European leaders discussed how to prevent more migrant boat tragedies while Baltimore asked why a black man died from arrest injuries.Taylor Swift's mom presented her with an award.Boston stepped up marathon...

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 6:18am

Israel PM buys more time to form ultra-right-wing government

Reuters –Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have two more weeks to form a new government after he asked Israel's president on Monday to extend a 28-day period to form a coalition following his election victory.Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party came out on top in the March 17 election, winning...

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 5:30am

'Swindled' Banksy Gaza door seized by Palestinian police from buyer

The Banksy painting on a bombed-out Gaza doorway was seized Thursday by Palestinian police, Reuters is reporting.There was an international uproar earlier this year when artist Belal Khaled was accused of swindling the owner out of the door for a pittance.Khaled paid a mere 700 shekels (175.00 U.S...

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 11:09am

While you were sleeping...

Happy Easter Monday!After you hung up your bonnet and went to bed last night, Obama reassured Israel over Iran, while Indonesia ignored mercy pleas by Australia, Brazil and France. The Boston Marathon bomber jury prepared to hear closing statements, while Rolling Stone made a statement apologizing...

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:42pm

Obama reassures Israel over its 'they'll make a nuke' Iran fears

Reuters –Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States on Sunday to seek a better deal to curb Iran's nuclear program and said he would press American lawmakers not to give Tehran "a free path to the bomb."President Barack Obama, hoping to sway skeptics at home and abroad to get...

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 1:44pm