A leaked recording showed Kushner to be supportive of Israel and PM Netanyahu in all aspects of the Temple Mount and Jordan embassy issues.
Mahmoud Abbas did not instigate the Temple Mount violence, but Abbas also did not stop the escalations in tensions afterwards.
Tensions have partially dissipated in Jerusalem and Judea & Samaria, following a weekend of clashes between Muslim worshipers and Israeli security forces over the ongoing Temple Mount/Al-Aqsa Mosque crisis.
UNESCO’s executive board formally adopted a controversial measure on Tuesday which Israel has said denies the historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem.
A deadly shooting at Israel’s embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts to find a way out of an crisis over a major Jerusalem shrine.
Headlines over the last few weeks have been uplifting for some Middle East observers, but for Israel it means future troubles ahead.
For the first time ever the 21-member World Heritage committee inscribed a significant religious site – the Cave of the Patriarchs – to the State of Palestine.
On October 15, 1967, 50 years ago, I arrived in Israel for a two-week visit with my parents. Only four months before, the little nation of Israel had escaped annihilation and achieved a victory that was beyond the imagination.
Nikki Haley, American ambassador to the United Nations, met with Israeli government leaders this week and demonstrated a marked shift in tone towards Israel.