Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel met with President Trump at the White House in February. (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

President Trump to Visit Israel on First Foreign Trip

When President Trump announced Thursday that he would visit the centers of three great religions on his first foreign trip, his advisers presented it as a sign that the United States planned to marshal a powerful coalition against the forces of intolerance.

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James Mattis speaking with reporters after arriving in Israel, April 20, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis Arrives in Israel to Discuss Syria, ISIS, and Iran

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis landed in Israel on Thursday to discuss the Syrian civil war, the fight against the Islamic State and the Trump administration’s policy on Iran.

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Nikki Haley.
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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Says Iran, Not Israel, is to Blame for Middle East Conflict

In her first session holding the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley tried to turn the spotlight from Israel to Iran, the latest target of the Trump administration’s tough talk. It wasn’t easy.

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Egyptian Ambassordor Hazem Khairat With INSS' Amos Yadlin. (photo credit: ANNA AHRONHEIM)

Egypt’s Ambassador to Israel Says Peace Between Two Countries is Strong and Stable

Forty years since Egyptian President Anwar Sadat made his historic visit to Jerusalem and 38 years since the signing of the peace treaty between the two former enemies, Egypt’s Ambassador to Israel said that the peace between the two countries is stable, strong and will continue to remain such.

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