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Watch: Netanyahu Hails ‘Historic Moment’ Following Announcement of U.S. Embassy Move in May

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday hailed the U.S.’ announcement that it would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem in time for the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence as a “great moment for the citizens of Israel.” The prime minister is also expected to invite President Donald Trump to inaugurate the embassy in May, Israeli media reported.

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Trump Threatens Palestinian Authority Funding

President Donald Trump threatened to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday with two tweets that criticized Palestinian leaders for showing “no appreciation or respect” to the U.S. and being “no longer willing to talk peace.”

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Report: Trump ‘Frustrated’ With Aides Opposing Jerusalem Embassy Move

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump reportedly became “agitated and exasperated” at the lack of action on his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, with sources telling The Washington Post that the White House may compromise by formally declaring Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital.

US President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on May 23, 2017. (AFP Photo/Menahem Kahana)

Israeli Lawmakers Slam Trump Decision to Delay Embassy Move

TEL AVIV – Israeli lawmakers on Sunday decried President Donald Trump’s declaration that he wouldn’t “even think about” moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem until a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is “given a shot.”

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely gives a press conference on November 3, 2015 in the Lipski plastic factory at the Barkan Industrial Park near the Israeli settlement of Ariel in the occupied West Bank, on the European Union's (EU) decision to label goods made in Jewish settlements. AFP PHOTO …