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Israeli Forces on High Alert for Friday ‘Day of Rage’

JERUSALEM – Israel deployed hundreds of additional police officers on Friday following Palestinian calls for protests after the main weekly Muslim prayers against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Palestinians pray by the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem Friday, June 9, 2017 during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Tillerson: ‘Very Good Opportunity’ to Achieve Mideast Peace

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the Trump administration continues to believe there’s “a very good opportunity” to achieve Middle East peace, despite Palestinian and wider criticism of US President Donald Trump’s impending moves on Jerusalem.

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White House: Reports on Imminent Embassy Move to Jerusalem Are ‘Premature’

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday said reports that it is poised to move the US embassy to Jerusalem were “premature,” ahead of a decision deadline. The White House urged caution after an Israeli TV report suggested a decision would come as soon as Sunday and that the US president would declare that he recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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