Welcome to Trump’s whatever shutdown

Little of the congressional drama that precipitated the weekend’s government shutdown made its way to the White House Saturday

Pence is half a world away from D.C. drama

Vice President Mike Pence was at the Capitol, ready to cast the tie-breaking vote, when the Republican push to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed this past July

Palestinians fight Facebook, YouTube censorship

Steps taken to document 'imbalance' between censoring of Israeli and Palestinian content on social media platforms

Netanyahu in India: What was swept under the carpet

During Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's visit, the Indian media and the Modi government kept quiet on a few major issues

India signs on with Israeli firm to fight drought

In deal with Tata corp, Watergen will provide two models of its atmospheric generators that extract water from the air

Pence kicks off Middle East tour in Egypt amid Arab anger over Jerusalem

US vice president to meet with Sissi in Cairo before heading to Jordan, Israel; no talks with Palestinians who are boycotting the US vice president

VP Pence in Egypt for talks on security, counterterrorism

CAIRO –  Vice President Mike Pence is in Cairo for meetings with Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (AHB'-del fat-AH' el-SEE'-see) on security and counterterrorism issues

Palestinians appeal to ICC to halt alleged Israeli crimes

PA foreign minister urges The Hague's chief prosecutor to hold Jerusalem accountable for violence and arrests, particularly of children

The Secret to Henry Kissinger’s Success

About halfway through writing my biography of Henry Kissinger, an interesting hypothesis occurred to me: Did the former secretary of state owe his success, fame and notoriety not just to his powerful intellect and formidable will but also to his exceptional ability to build an eclectic network of relationships, not only to colleagues in the Nixon and Ford administrations, but also to people outside government: journalists, newspaper proprietors, foreign ambassadors and heads of state—even Hollywood producers? If Volume I had surprised readers with its subtitle—“The Idealist”—should Volume II perhaps be subtitled “The Networker”? Whatever your views of Kissinger, his rise to power is as astonishing as it was unlikely

Trump support carries both rewards and risks for Israel

Though Netanyahu's relations with Washington have greatly improved over the past year, the friendship could also harm Israel in the long run

Mike Pence visits Middle East but US role as peace broker may be over

Under Trump, relations between the Palestinian leadership and Washington have soured – and Pence’s trip is expected to confirm the enmityIt’s not the trip to the Holy Land that Mike Pence might have imagined

Israel paid families of slain Jordanians $5m in reparations — report

Kingdom says Jerusalem agreed to pay compensation over deaths of three people, in order to end diplomatic standoff

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

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For classroom success, import the Finnish method, says Israeli group

The Israel Center for Educational Innovation compares notes with a Finnish education professor, and laments that the Jewish state gives 'lip service' to good education for all

Analysis: Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

JERUSALEM –  From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong U