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Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks during the AIPAC convention at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2020.

Mike Pence accused Bernie Sanders, who is Jewish, of siding with Israel’s enemies for supporting Palestinian rights

Sen. Bernie Sanders is Jewish, has lived in Israel, and much of his father's family was killed during the Holocaust.
Soap at the Nablus Soap Company is made from just three ingredients: olive oil, baking soda, and water.

What it’s like for workers at one of the 2 remaining West Bank olive oil soap businesses

Olive oil soap has been manufactured in the West Bank for centuries — but today, there are just two soap factories still operating.
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner watch as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017.

Jared Kushner says he’s read 25 books about the Israel-Palestine conflict

Kushner has taken the lead on Trump's Middle East policy despite having no prior background in foreign policy or expertise in the Middle East.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner during their meeting in Jerusalem May 30, 2019.

Jared Kushner isn’t even trying to sell his Middle East ‘peace plan’ to Palestinians

"They have a perfect track record of blowing every opportunity they've had in their past," Kushner said of the Palestinians.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a joint news conference to announce a new Middle East peace plan proposal in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on January 28, 2020.

Trump’s Middle East ‘peace plan’ was immediately rejected by Palestine. Critics said it’s a PR stunt for Netanyahu ahead of an...

Critics of Trump's plan view it as little more than a publicity stunt for the embattled Israeli prime minister, which makes lasting peace harder.

‘Jeopardy!’ was criticized for ruling that Jesus Christ’s Bethlehem birthplace is in Israel and not Palestine

Social media users demanded the show correct or apologize for rejecting Palestine as the correct answer.
Senior advisor to the President of the United States, Jared Kushner, stands on stage at the TIME 100 Summit on April 23, 2019 in New York City. The day-long TIME 100 Summit showcases the annual TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

Watch the video WeWork’s Adam Neumann reportedly helped Jared Kushner create to promote his Middle East peace efforts

A BuzzFeed News reporter tweeted out what he believes to be footage of Kushner presenting the video that Neumann reportedly helped him make.
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands while walking through the colonnade prior to an Oval Office meeting at the White House March 25, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump just upended 40 years of US policy toward Israel and may have shattered any hope of peace in the Middle East

Normalizing Israeli settlements in the occupied territories could derail any hope of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

Microsoft funded an Israeli facial recognition startup whose tech is reportedly being used to secretly surveil Palestinians

Microsoft funded an Israeli startup that makes facial recognition reportedly used to secretly watch Palestinians living in the West Bank.
President Donald Trump announces opioid response grants to state governments in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2019.

Trump says he’s a dealmaker, but the derailed Taliban talks are just the latest major negotiation he’s bungled as president

Based on his track record as president, Trump seems to be more skilled at breaking deals than making them.