Territorial disputes

In this Dec. 6, 2017, photo, Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view on Dec. 15, that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the ultimate borders of the holy city must be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, the officials, speaking ahead of Pence's trip to the region, essentially ruled out any scenario that didn't maintain Israeli control over the holiest ground in Judaism. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 15, 2017 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the ultimate borders of...
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Vice President Mike Pence, flanked by Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., right, and Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., third from right, listens to President Donald Trump speak during a bicameral meeting with lawmakers working on the tax cuts in the Cabinet Meeting Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 14, 2017 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will delay and curtail his upcoming trip to the Middle East to be on hand for an upcoming Senate tax vote and take into account the unwillingness of Palestinians and others to meet with him while in Egypt and Israel. The White House said Thursday that...
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In this Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 photo, Israeli border police officers overlooking the Arab neighborhood of Issawiyah in Jerusalem. When President Donald Trump recognized contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital, he said he was simply acknowledging reality _ but failed to mention Palestinian residents, or 37 percent of the city's population. Despite such an omission and Israel's portrayal of Jerusalem as united, the city's de facto division between Jewish and Arab areas is apparent in the stark differences on the ground. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
December 14, 2017 - 3:37 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Pedestrians walk on a thick layer of soot from tires set ablaze in frequent clashes with Israeli troops. Cars navigate around potholes in streets littered with garbage. Motorists honk in a traffic jam near an Israeli checkpoint that is framed by the towering cement slabs of Israel'...
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he talks during the closing news conference following the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Muslim nations of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation are rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and appear set to counter it with a declaration of east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. (Onur Coban/Pool Photo via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 3:37 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump administration's much-anticipated effort to hammer out an Israeli-...
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Protesters wearing masks with Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock Mosque, participate in a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem at the capital of Israel, near the venue of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Leaders and top officials from Islamic nations, members of 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation gathered for a summit that is expected to forge a unified stance against U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
December 13, 2017 - 12:27 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of Islamic nations seeking a united stance against the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump "remains as committed to peace as ever" after the...
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European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, right, reaches out to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after participating in a media conference at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
December 11, 2017 - 4:18 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital met with widespread condemnation and triggered clashes...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Nov. 9, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman speaks to the press during a gathering to watch U.S. election results in Baghdad. The American ambassador to Iraq says the U.S. is looking to roll back the influence of neighboring Iran and help the central government resolve its dispute with the Kurdish region.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
December 11, 2017 - 1:23 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — As Iraq emerges from three years of war with the Islamic State group, the U.S. is looking to roll back the influence of neighboring Iran and help the central government resolve its dispute with the Kurdish region, the American envoy to the country told The Associated Press. U.S...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a press conference after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Sunday, Dec.10, 2017. French President Emmanuel Macron "firmly and clearly" condemns all kinds of attacks against Israel in recent hours and days and reaffirmed his "disapproval" of U.S. President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool via AP)
December 10, 2017 - 6:52 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump. In Jerusalem, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard,...
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A Moroccan women shouts as she holds a Palestinian flag during a protest with others in the streets of Rabat, Morocco, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, after a recent U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
December 10, 2017 - 2:29 pm
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A protester prepares to throw back tear gas canister that was fired towards them by Lebanese riot police during a demonstration in front of the U.S. embassy in Aukar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Scores of demonstrators, including Palestinians, pelted security outside the embassy with stones and burned an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump in a protest to reject Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
December 10, 2017 - 1:45 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the U.S. decision to declare Jerusalem Israel's capital (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Israel's prime minister says the Palestinians must "come to grips" with Jerusalem being Israel's capital. Benjamin Netanyahu says the sooner the Palestinians accept...
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