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Trump promotes his goal of Middle East peace, offers no details


JERUSALEM President Donald Trump used his centerpiece Holy Land speech on Tuesday to reaffirm his commitment to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but he offered no new details on how to achieve a goal that has eluded U.S. leaders for decades. | Video

If Kushner has a Mideast peace plan, it's a secret so far

JERUSALEM If Jared Kushner has a plan to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict, so far he's giving little away. In the four months since President Donald Trump took office and gave his 36-year-old son-in-law the job of forging peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Kushner has kept his plans under wraps for a conflict that is nearly twice as old as he is. | Video

World, May 23 2017

Tuesday Morning Briefing

A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people, including some children, and wounded 59 others as fans streamed out of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Police tweeted that they arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the bombing and confirmed the attacker died in the arena. It’s the deadliest militant assault in Britain since four British Muslims killed 52 people in suicide bombings on London's transit system in July 2005."We ran and people were screaming around us and pushing

Trump calls Nazi Holocaust 'history's darkest hour'

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump paid tribute at Israel's Yad Vashem memorial on Tuesday to the six million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust, calling it an indescribable act of evil.

World, May 23 2017

Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias". | Video

Trump, Netanyahu's wife lament negative media coverage

TEL AVIV Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, offered sympathetic words to visiting U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Monday, telling them that people still loved them despite negative media coverage.

Politics, Election 2016, World, May 22 2017

Trump wants more U.S.-Israeli trade with narrower U.S. deficit

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump, at the start of a two-day visit to Israel, said on Monday in Jerusalem that he seeks a higher level of bilateral commerce but a lower U.S. trade deficit with Israel.

World, Politics, Election 2016, May 22 2017

Monday Morning Briefing


Israeli minister expresses concern over U.S.-Saudi arms deal

JERUSALEM Israel expressed muted concern on Sunday to a major arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia announced a day earlier during the visit to the region by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Israel makes some concessions to Palestinians before Trump visit

JERUSALEM Israel on Sunday authorized a few economic concessions to the Palestinians requested by President Donald Trump, hours before the U.S. leader begins a visit in which he hopes to revive peace talks frozen since 2014.

World, May 21 2017