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Biden taps Tom Nides for ambassador to Israel

May 26, 2021
Josh Lederman , Monica Alba, Kristen Welker and Andrea Mitchell | NBC News
WASHINGTON — White House and other Biden administration officials tell NBC News that President Joe Biden has selected former Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides to be U.S. ambassador to Israel.

President Biden and The Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire

May 21, 2021
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire but President Biden faces challenges to broker a more lasting peace. The panel also discussed the debate over a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th.
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House Democrats, in disarray over arms sale to Israel, take complaints to Biden administration

May 20, 2021
Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are expected to summon a senior Biden administration official to a high-stakes meeting as soon as Thursday to discuss a pending $735 million arms sale to Israel, as some members of the party’s liberal wing angrily oppose the United States sending its closest regional ally any more weapons it could use to strike Gaza.
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Biden administration approves $735 million weapons sale to Israel

May 18, 2021
Karoun Demirjian, John Hudson, Jacqueline Alemany | The Washington Post
The Biden administration has approved the sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel, raising red flags for some House Democrats who are part of the shifting debate over the U.S. government’s support for the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Progressives pressure Biden on Israel

May 17, 2021
Weijia Jiang | CBS News
As the fighting between Israel and Hamas continues to intensify, progressives in the Democratic Party are criticizing the Biden administration's response to the conflict.
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Israel and United Arab Emirates Strike Major Diplomatic Agreement

August 13, 2020
Peter Baker, Isabel Kershner, David Kirkpatrick | The New York Times
Israel struck an agreement with the United Arab Emirates on Thursday to establish “full normalization of relations” even as it forgoes for now plans to annex occupied West Bank territory in order to focus on improving its ties with the rest of the Arab world.
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Trump Releases Mideast Peace Plan That Strongly Favors Israel

January 29, 2020
Michael Crowley, David Halbfinger | The New York Times
President Trump on Tuesday unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan with a flourish, releasing a proposal that would give Israel most of what it has sought over decades of conflict while offering the Palestinians the possibility of a state with limited sovereignty.
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