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Trump Meets With Abbas, but Progress on Peace Remains Elusive

May 23, 2017
Peter Baker, Ian Fisher | The New York Times
President Trump traveled to Bethlehem on Tuesday, meeting with the Palestinian leader and vowing again to “do everything I can” to break through decades of resistance to reach a peace deal but reporting no concrete progress.
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Israel Said to Be Source of Secret Intelligence Trump Gave to Russians

May 17, 2017
Peter Baker, Eric Schmitt, Adam Goldman | The New York Times
The revelation adds a potential diplomatic complication to an episode that has renewed questions about how the White House handles sensitive intelligence.
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The FBI shortlist, a new voter fraud commission and Trump & McConnell's unlikely partnership

May 12, 2017
President Trump is already interviewing possible replacements for ousted FBI Director James Comey.
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G.O.P. Pressures Trump to Take Tough Stance With Mahmoud Abbas

May 3, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
As President Trump hosts the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, at the White House on Wednesday for the first time, he faces enormous obstacles to his new peacemaking venture — including pressure from his own party to take a tougher stance on Palestinian terrorism.
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Trump Retreats From Two-State Policy in Middle East

February 16, 2017
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Trump on Wednesday retreated from decades of U.S. policy endorsing an eventual two-state solution between Israel and the Palestine.
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Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu Prepares for High-Stakes Talks With Trump

February 14, 2017
Rory Jones, Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu begins meetings in Washington Tuesday ahead of a critical summit with President Donald Trump.
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Israeli PM visit comes as Donald Trump wavers on policies

February 13, 2017
Kimberly Atkins | Boston Herald
Benjamin Netanyahu’s first trip to the White House since the election comes as the president has backed away from several campaign promises regarding U.S.-Israeli policy.
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Trump Tells Israel New Settlements May Hurt Peace Process

February 3, 2017
Joe Sobczyk, Margaret Talev | Bloomberg Politics
President Trump told the Israeli government that building new settlements in disputed West Bank territory may complicate attempts to reach a peace with the Palestinians.
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