Sudan and Israel to start normalizing relations

October 26, 2020

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Donald Trump is shown sitting at a desk and wearing a dark suit with a red tie and hanging up a phone.

US President Donald Trump hangs up a phone call with the leaders of Sudan and Israel in the Oval Office of the White House, Oct. 23, 2020.

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