Trump: first US president to visit Kotel

President Donald Trump visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to go to the holy site. Trump arrived there under heavy security Monday afternoon with his wife, Melania, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

French President Macron withdraws 2nd BDS-supporting candidate

For the second time this month, the party of French President Emmanuel Macron withdrew from its parliamentary elections ticket a candidate who promoted online a boycott of Israel.

Netanyahu orders Cabinet to attend Trump arrival ceremony

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that all Cabinet ministers must attend the arrival ceremony for President Donald Trump after learning most were not planning to attend.

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Israel prepares for Trump’s visit

President Donald Trump’s two-day visit to Israel in March will reportedly include stops at Masada, the Western Wall and meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Prince Charles’ Israeli visit in doubt

The United Kingdom has reportedly cancelled a planned visit to Israel by Britain's Prince Charles due to alleged concerns about upsetting Arab nations.

New Zealand reaches out to restore diplomatic relations with Israel

The newly appointed foreign affairs minister of New Zealand Gerry Brownlee has contacted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an effort to restore diplomatic relations. He received his ministerial warrant on Israeli Independence Day.

UNESCO votes to condemn Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem

The United Nations’ cultural agency voted to condemn Israel’s sovereignty in Jerusalem. UNESCO passed a resolution called “Occupied Palestine” by a vote of 22-10, with 26 countries abstaining or absent.

British government won’t apologise for Balfour

The British government has rejected a Palestinian request to apologise for the Balfour Declaration of 1917, which led in part to the creation of Israel.

Trump vows to combat Holocaust denial

Donald Trump pledged to combat anti-Semitism and Holocaust denialism, and to defend Israel in a speech marking the national days of Holocaust remembrance.

British student killed, prisoners hunger strike

With Jerusalem residents reeling from a fatal attack and security prisoners launching a mass hunger strike, tensions between Palestinians and Israel are rising again.