U.S. Presses to Relocate Embassy to Jerusalem by 2019

The plans suggest the administration no longer cares about cushioning the blow of its new policy, which has cast President Trump’s peacemaking ambitions into doubt.

An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

Kenneth Marcus’s potential return to the Education Department has drawn criticism from civil rights groups that see his narrow focus on Israel as blinding him to other matters of bias.

U.S. Withholds $65 Million From U.N. Relief Agency for Palestinians

The Trump administration cut by more than half the funding it provides to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, which funds schools and clinics for Palestinians.

Pence Postpones Trip to Middle East, Citing Vote on Tax Bill This Week

The decision also came amid mounting tension in the region over President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Jerusalem at Center of Diplomatic Face-Off at U.N. Security Council

Almost two weeks after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Egypt drafted a resolution reiterating that the city’s status is to be resolved by Israel and the Palestinians.

Sheldon Adelson’s Influence on Trump’s Israel Policy

When President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, one man who was probably smiling was the Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Here’s a look at how he became influential within the Trump administration.