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  1. Israel and Palestine Just Slid Further Away From the Possibility of PeaceTrump’s embassy move is an illustration of how far gone the situation in Israel and Palestine is.
  2. Israeli Military Kills Three, Wounds Hundreds More at Gaza BorderThe killings come as the U.N. criticizes Israel’s “excessive force” against demonstrators.
  3. What the Hell Is Happening in Gaza?Mass Palestinian protests along the border with Israel have already led to 15 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
  4. Pence Says U.S. Will Open Embassy in Jerusalem Next YearThe vice-president says that the decision was made “in the best interests of peace.” The Palestinian leadership begs to differ.
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  6. Foreign-Policy Experts React to Trump’s Jerusalem Decision“I think he went too far, too fast, too soon.”
  7. U.N. Condemns Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Despite Threats From U.S.The Trump administration has threatened to retaliate against nations that voted for the resolution.
  8. U.S. Isolated on U.N. Security Council As Allies Condemn Trump Jerusalem ActionTrump has united the world all right: against the United States.
  9. Palestinian Protesters Direct Their Anger at President TrumpPhotos and effigies of Trump were set ablaze during protests about his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  10. Netanyahu Vows to Maintain Israel’s West Bank Settlements ‘Forever’Last week, the Trump administration said supporting the two-state solution would be “biased.”
  11. 43 Senators Want to Make It a Federal Crime to Boycott Israeli SettlementsFourteen Democrats co-sponsored a bill that would make supporting a boycott of Israel — or its settlements — punishable by 20 years in prison.
  12. Trump’s Messy, Mostly Successful Israel VisitLet’s concede that the White House achieved all of its short-term objectives. But there are some ominous signs too.
  13. Trump Arrives in Israel, Seeking the ‘Ultimate Deal’“We just got back from the Middle East,” Trump informed the Israelis.
  14. Trump Sent Alan Dershowitz to Tell Netanyahu ‘Time Is Ripe’ for Mideast PeaceThe president ran into the celebrity lawyer at Mar-a-Lago. Peace was talked and messages were sent.
  15. The Women’s Strike Can’t Make Room for All WomenThe feminist movement can’t limit its focus to the issues that deeply concern all feminists, because no such issues exist.
  16. In Meeting With Netanyahu, Trump Says U.S. Won’t Insist On a Palestinian StateBreaking with decades of precedent, Trump suggests America is open to a one-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
  17. The Democrats Are Not a Pro-Palestinian PartyBy allowing the U.N. to condemn Israeli settlements, Obama did not abandon the longstanding, bi-partisan consensus on Israel – he reaffirmed it.