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Embassy Move to Jerusalem Coming Sooner Than Expected

As early as 2019, say US officials

(Newser) - Rather than wait three-plus years to build a new US embassy in Jerusalem, US officials are speeding up the move from Tel Aviv. A new, more affordable plan will see an existing consular building in the Arnona neighborhood of West Jerusalem converted into a new embassy, officials tell the New ... More »

3 Killed by Palestinian in Israeli Settlement Attack

Hamas calls it a 'heroic operation'

(Newser) - A Palestinian attacker opened fire early Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli security men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services said, in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence. Gaza's Islamic Hamas rulers praised the... More »

Trump Adds Bush-Era Figure to National Security Team

Trump Organization lawyer named as adviser for international deals

(Newser) - Donald Trump has appointed an experienced hand from the George W. Bush era to his national security circle and a figure from the Trump Organization to make international deals. Thomas Bossert will become an assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. A statement from Trump's transition team... More »

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