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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. 

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)

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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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