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Israel's Netanyahu says to speak with Trump later Sunday
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would speak with US President Donald Trump by telephone later in the day, their first talks since the billionaire businessman took office.
Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting that he planned to discuss with Trump the conflict with the Palestinians, Syria and "the Iranian threat."
Trump has pledged strong support for Israel and vowed during his campaign to recognise Jerusalem as the country's capital despite the city's contested status.
Israeli right-wing politicians have welcomed Trump's election, with hardliners who oppose a Palestinian state hoping it will allow them to move forward with their goal of annexing most of the occupied West Bank.
In an initial move, Israeli officials on Sunday approved building permits for 566 settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem.
Hardline Israeli ministers are also pushing to annex a large Jewish settlement near Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, a move many say would badly damage prospects for a two-state solution.
Netanyahu also strongly opposed the nuclear deal between Israel's arch-foe Iran and global powers, including the United States. Trump criticised the nuclear deal during his campaign.
The United States is Israel's most important ally, providing it with more than $3 billion per year in defence aid.
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Suspected Islamic State suicide bomber kills two police in southeast Turkey-sources
Police officers inspect the scene after an explosion in front of the city's police headquarters in Gaziantep, Turkey May 1, 2016. Ihlas News Agency Two police officers were killed and 22 people wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep, the governor and police sources said, in one of three attacks on the security forces on Sunday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but security sources said police raided the home of a suspected Islamic State… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Saigon cab firm lodges formal complaint after losing out to Uber, Grab
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