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Trump expected to keep US embassy in Tel Aviv -- for now - CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump is expected to renew the waiver that keeps the US embassy in Tel Aviv, avoiding, for now, a controversial move to Jerusalem, several senior administration and diplomatic sources told CNN. Trump on moving the ...and more »

How Six Days in 1967 Shaped the Modern Middle East - Council on Foreign Relations

After the saber-rattling Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser expelled UN peacekeepers from the Sinai Peninsula on May 18, 1967, and mobilized the Egyptian military, Israel attacked. Swiftly defeating the Egyptian, Jordanian, and Syrian militaries, ...and more »

Bill honoring reunification of Jerusalem makes its way through US Senate - The Jerusalem Post

Senator Mitch McConnell along with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and a host of other legislators introduced a bill this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "reunification of Jerusalem." Senate Resolution 176, drafted on May 24, ...and more »

Middle Israel: Israel's image war comes of age - The Jerusalem Post

Seated regally under the chandeliers of the Élysée Palace's Salle des Fêtes ballroom, President Charles de Gaulle stunned the 900 journalists and 200 diplomats at hand with a statement the like of which a European leader had not made since 1945:and more »

Israel provoked the Six-Day War in 1967, and it was not fighting for survival - Mondoweiss

I am old enough to remember clearly how the Six-Day War was reported at the time. Just about everything we were told then was wrong, as the major historians of the period all acknowledge today. Let's start with how the crisis was covered as it happened ...and more »

The Past 50 Years of Israeli Occupation. And the Next. - New York Times

JERUSALEM — Three months after the 1967 war, Israel's ruling Mapai Party held a discussion on the future of the newly conquered territories. Golda Meir, who would become Israel's leader a year and a half later, asked Prime Minister Levi Eshkol what he ...and more »

Declassified Israeli documents shed light on 'the war that never ended' - The Jerusalem Post

Within days of capturing east Jerusalem and the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war, Israel was examining options about their future ranging from Jewish settlement-building to the creation of a Palestinian state. As the 50th anniversary of the ...and more »

Halting Palestinian Authority Payments to Families of Terrorists Won't Bring Peace - World Policy Institute

By Jonathan Cristol. President Donald Trump wrapped up his trip to the Middle East without any particular movement toward a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The only person that might be surprised by this outcome is Trump ...and more »

Tel Aviv's week of Pride and militarism - +972 Magazine

By Tanya Rubinstein. An installation in Jaffa overlooking Tel Aviv, set up ahead of Tel Aviv Pride week. (Tel Aviv Pride Parade Facebook page). The upcoming Tel Aviv Pride parade has set social media, the streets and the queer community alight.and more »

Statement on the American Embassy in Israel - The White House (blog)

While President Donald J. Trump signed the waiver under the Jerusalem Embassy Act and delayed moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, no one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President's strong support ...and more »