Published on May 17, 2017 via the TV7 Israel News YouTube Channel – Today’s top stories 16.05.17 –
1) Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s anticipated state visit to Israel and the West Bank, scheduled to take place next week, the President’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster said that Trump’s visit aims to reaffirm America’s unshakable bond with the Jewish state, while expressing support for Palestinian “self-determination”.
2) Following a trilateral meeting between the top diplomats of Jordan and Egypt, together with the chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, the three urged President Donald Trump to avoid taking “unilateral steps in Jerusalem,” but in an unprecedented move, declared east Jerusalem as the ‘capital of Palestine’.
3) The United Nation’s special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura declared the start of a sixth-round of peace talks this morning, in the Swiss city of Geneva, aimed at safeguarding a political horizon to the raging conflict in Syria.
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