Wednesday, December 13, 2017
At least two more National Football League players, including a member of the world champion New England Patriots, have pulled out of a goodwill trip to Israel.
The two families captured in a viral photo taken at Chicago’s O’Hare airport during a demonstration of President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban had a Shabbat meal together.
Netanyahu said he has held numerous consultations ahead of the scheduled Feb. 15 meeting in Washington D.C.
Jewish groups welcomed a federal appeals court ruling upholding a stay on President Donald Trump’s ban on the entry of refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Asked about Israeli settlements, Trump said they “don’t help the process. I can say that. There is so much land left. And every time you take land for settlements, there is less land left.”
Rep. Keith Ellison, a leading contender to head the Democratic National Committee, has had a rocky relationship with the Jewish establishment due to his involvement in law school with the Nation of Islam, an African-American group that has been described as anti-Semitic, and his criticism of Israel over the years.
Sheldon Adelson, a casino magnate who also is a major backer of pro-Israel groups, and his wife will join other associates of the new president for the meal.
So where are Netanyahu and Trump likely to agree and where could it go wrong?
President Donald Trump will meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel next week. They are expected to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, the peace process and other issues, including the Trump's campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv and what the White House recently called "settlement activity."
This weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” had a lot of Jewish content - a mention of Ivanka and Jared’s Shabbat observance, poking fun of Sean Spicer’s defense of a Holocaust statement that did not mention Jews, and Trump's new memoir "My Struggle".

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