Five Towns Residents Stand Behind Friedman As He Faces Confirmation HearingsStudents at a Lawrence yeshiva were glued to their televisions watching a man they consider a hometown hero.
Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing On Ambassador To Israel Pick David FriedmanAs the Senate holds a confirmation hearing Thursday on the nomination of David Friedman, he could face grilling about his ties to Beit El, a community north of Jerusalem located in the heart of the occupied territory Palestinians demand for an independent state.
Palestinian President Willing To Work With Trump Towards PeaceAbbas thanked the U.S. for its U.N. abstention vote last week, which allowed the Security Council to adopt a resolution declaring Israeli settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians illegal.
Tensions Rise Following Kerry's UN Speech On Middle East PeaceIsrael is angry the U.S. allowed a resolution to pass in the United Nations Security Council calling settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank a "flagrant violation'' of international law.
Obama Talks Legacy Amidst Criticism In Wake Of UN Israel Settlement VoteIn a stunning decision Friday, the Obama administration moved to allow the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution condemning Israeli settlements as illegal.
Israel Summons U.S. Ambassador After U.N. Vote On Israeli SettlementsIsrael pressed forward with promises of retaliation and damage control Sunday following a U.N. vote last week on an anti-settlement resolution that passed thanks to an abstention by the U.S., Israel's close ally.
Despite Pressure From Trump, U.S. Refuses To Veto U.N. Resolution On Israeli SettlementsThere was pressure from the president-elect and lobbying from Israel, but in the end, the United States broke a longstanding tradition.
Obama, Clintons, Cuomo To Attend Funeral For Shimon PeresA former aide to Shimon Peres says his body will lie in state at the Knesset, or Israeli parliament, on Thursday before the state funeral at the country's national cemetery in Jerusalem on Friday.
Lebanese Olympic Delegation Blocks Israeli Athletes From Boarding Bus For Opening CeremonyThe Israeli and Lebanese Olympics teams became involved in a heated argument about access to a bus to the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Games.
Israeli-American Girl, 13, Stabbed To Death In Bed In West BankA 13-year-old Israeli girl was murdered in the middle of the night Thursday, and the girl is also an American citizen.
Israeli Military Steps Up Presence, Security In Wake Of Tel Aviv AttackThe Israeli military says it will deploy two additional battalions in the West Bank in response to Wednesday's deadly shooting in Tel Aviv.
Following Cuomo's Lead, Jewish Leaders Ask Federal Government To Oppose Israel BoycottGov. Andrew Cuomo this past weekend issued an executive order opposing the an economic boycott of Israel, and on Monday, Jewish leaders were asking the federal government to do the same.

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