The Foreign Ministry published its list on Monday of dignitaries expected to visit Israel in the upcoming month and US Vice President Mike Pence, whose visit to the Holy Land has already been postponed twice, was not listed.
Transport Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) announced on Tuesday that the train station for the underground rail system nearing completion will have an auspiciously named final stop at the Western Wall: the Donald J. Trump Station.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have told their aides that they intend to invite former first-couple, Barack and Michelle Obama, to their upcoming royal wedding in May but sources inside the government revealed that this could create a political rift they prefer to avoid.
US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital three weeks ago served as a powerful catalyst, leading some countries to rally behind him and move their embassies to the Holy City while causing others to double down on their anti-Israel agendas.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Ambassador Carmel Shama-Hacohen to submit a formal letter announcing Israel’s intent to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Though the United Nations General Assembly voted 128-9 on Thursday in favor of denouncing US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the US Ambassador and Israeli Prime Minister perceived the results as an improvement on previous anti-Israel resolutions.
In a special session of 71 elders, the court of the nascent Sanhedrin called on the nations of the world to take their prophesied role in building Jerusalem, emphasizing that this was an auspicious moment that will decide their fate, whether for blessing or curse.
Despite the request, however, some Diaspora Jewish groups, particularly in North America, say that while they continue to support the State of Israel, they have no intention of lobbying on behalf of the Netanyahu government.