Jerusalem’s Old City was a prize for Israel to dream about but too charged to reach out for. Although the Israel Defense Forces had drawers filled with contingency plans for virtually every conceivable target and circumstance in the Middle East, there was none in 1967 for the Old City, which was the closet target of all—literally a stone’s throw from the border dividing Jerusalem into two cities.
The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding that Israel disavow Jerusalem as its capital.
Donald Trump has nominated bankruptcy attorney David Friedman to be the United States ambassador to Israel, the president-elect’s transition team announced Thursday night.
The Palestinian Authority issued a threat this week to members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to get them to vote for an anti-Israel resolution that is pending before the international body.