Approximately five weeks after winning the election, President-elect Donald Trump announced David Friedman as his choice to serve as envoy to Israel.
Social and Humanitarian Concerns
Four months have passed since the start of a sustained Iraqi army offensive against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the city of Mosul.
Elor Azaria, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldier who shot dead an incapacitated Palestinian attacker, has been found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 18 months in prison. The verdict has divided public opinion, a schism reflected in the Israeli dailies.