Among those applauding the move by President Trump was Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. But other leaders were critical of Trump’s decision to dispense with nearly 70 years of US foreign policy tradition.
Exit polls from the latest Israeli election show Arab parties winning an historic number of seats in Israel's parliament. But it's still far from certain whether the unified Joint List will wield meaningful power under a new government.
The Palestinian Territories have been divided for years, with more extreme Hamas governing the Gaza Strip and more moderate Fatah ruling in the West Bank. But Wednesday, the two sides agreed to a power-sharing agreement. But it may be another setback for peace with Israel.
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