Three Arab-Israeli gunmen shot dead two Israeli policemen near one of Jerusalem’s most holy places on Friday, and were then killed by security forces, police said.
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.