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ISRAEL NEWS US Reportedly Planning IsraeliPalestinianGulf Peace Summit The Trump administration is reportedly exploring whether or not to hold an IsraeliPalestinian peace summit that would be

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Dan Shapiro at AIPAC Questioning Commitment to NATO Harms Credibility With Other Allies By Zachary Leshin WASHINGTON Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro expressed concern

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FEATURES LEARNING FROM HISTORY Fake News in the 1967 War And Today By Rafael Medoff The upcoming 50th anniversary of the Six Day War will generate much commentary on Israels capture of territories a


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