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RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - JUNE 27: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in the Office of the President, during his official tour of Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories on on June 27, 2018 in Ramallah, West Bank. (Photo by Joe Giddens - Pool/Getty Images)

Abbas Thanks Soros-Funded J Street for Lobbying Efforts

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas thanked the leaders of J Street for their work lobbying the Trump administration against its recent decisions regarding the Palestinians during a meeting with the dovish policy group at his Ramallah headquarters. 

Taylor Force Act

U.S. House Passes Taylor Force Act to Cut Funding Over Terror Payments

WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives passed on Tuesday the Taylor Force Act, legislation that would cut US funding to the Palestinian Authority unless it discontinues its practice of paying monthly stipends to the families of terrorists who kill Israelis.

Golan Heights

Rivlin: World Should Recognize Golan Heights as Integral Part of Jewish State

As Israel marked the fiftieth anniversary of its military victory in the Golan Heights during the Six Day War, President Reuven Rivlin called Thursday for global recognition of Israeli rule there, saying the northern territory is “essential” to the survival of the Jewish State.

neighbourhood

Trump and Netanyahu Will Continue Discussion on Settlement Policy

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will continue trying to reach a mutual understanding on Israeli settlement activity, the administration said Wednesday night, hours after the leaders concluded their first summit since Trump took office last month.

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Israel Approves 150 Homes in Eastern Jerusalem

Israeli officials on Thursday gave final approval to build 153 housing units in East Jerusalem, two days after approving construction for some 2,500 homes in the West Bank, most in existing settlement blocs Israel hopes to keep in any peace deal with the Palestinians.

terror attack Jerusalem female Israeli soldiers (Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty)

State Dept. Reaction to Terror Attack Contradicts Obama, Kerry, UN

The U.S. Department of State referred to the site of Sunday’s Palestinian terror attack against Israeli pedestrians as “Jerusalem,” even though the attack — which killed four Israeli soldiers — occurred in the neighborhood of East Talpiyot, which the Obama administration officially considers a “settlement” in the “occupied” city of “East Jerusalem.”

US Congressman Paul Ryan (R), R-Wisconsin, stands with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (L), D-California, after being elected Speaker of the House during the opening of the 115th US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 3, 2017. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty …

U.S. Congress Votes to Rebuke UN for ‘Anti-Israel’ Resolution

The House overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan measure Thursday that rebukes the United Nations for criticizing Israeli settlements as Republicans used the debate to accuse President Barack Obama of turning his back on the Jewish state.

A Palestinian militant and Hamas supporter takes part in an anti-Israeli protest in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis in September 2015

Hamas, Islamic Jihad Terror Groups Praise UN Anti-Israel Resolution

Palestinian terrorist factions, including the Islamist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, welcomed the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s settlement policy and branding Jewish settlements in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem as illegal and dangerous to the so-called two-state solution.

Israeli border policemen arrest a Palestinian protestor, who did not follow their instruction to leave, during a demonstration against administrative detention and in support of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed on August 24, 2016 at Damascus Gate, a main entrance to Jerusalem's Old City. A rights group said on August 24, …

Nine Palestinians Arrested for Plotting Attacks on Israeli Forces

Nine Palestinians were arrested over several months on suspicion of participating in a cell that targeted Israeli security forces with explosive devices, as well as for plotting future attacks against Israeli forces, the Shin Bet security agency said in a statement on Thursday.