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The port of Haifa in northern Israel. The United States is concerned about a deal for China's Shanghai International Port Group to build and control a shipping terminal in Haifa. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There's A Growing Sore Spot In Israeli-U.S. Relations: China

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces his pledge Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the West Bank if he wins reelection in next week's vote. Amir Levy/Getty Images hide caption

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Sharon Litton of Shreveport, La., is baptized by immersion in the Jordan River, where Jesus is said to have been baptized. Such baptisms are a staple of evangelical tours of Israel. Courtesy of Randy Litton hide caption

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As U.S. Jews Cool To Israel, Evangelicals Flock There As Tourists

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A Palestinian man uses a biometric gate as he crosses into Israel at the Qalandia crossing in Jerusalem in July. Israel's military has invested tens of millions of dollars to upgrade West Bank crossings and ease entry for Palestinian workers. But critics slam the military's use of facial recognition technology as problematic. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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Face Recognition Lets Palestinians Cross Israeli Checkposts Fast, But Raises Concerns

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President Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House on Wednesday before departing for Kentucky. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's 'Disloyalty' Claim About Jewish Democrats Shows He Doesn't Get How They Vote

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (left), and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., have been barred from visiting Israel and Palestinian territories by government officials. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Families and friends enjoy their time on a Gaza City beach. Israel allows in international aid workers, journalists and diplomats, but tourists are prohibited. Khalil Hamra/AP Images for NPR hide caption

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Here's What Tourists Might See If They Were Allowed To Visit Gaza

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Adolf Eichmann, standing in a glass booth and flanked by guards, in the Jerusalem courtroom during his trial in 1961 for war crimes committed during World War II. AP hide caption

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The Doctor Who Helped Israeli Spies Catch Eichmann But Refused Recognition For It

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Jason Greenblatt (left) and Jared Kushner attended a Middle East peace meeting in February in Warsaw, Poland. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Adviser: On Mideast Peace Plan, 'We Are Aiming For The Home Run'

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U.S. national security adviser John Bolton speaks to the media in Jerusalem on Sunday. He says the U.S. military is "ready to go." Tsafrir Abayov/AP hide caption

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Israeli singer Netta performs after winning the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal, in May 2018. Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinian leaders in Gaza report that they've agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to end a deadly two-day escalation of violence. Here, a Palestinian girl stands in front of a building on Monday that was destroyed during Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City over the weekend. Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Palestinian man checks the damage of a multi-story building following Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, Sunday. Palestinian militants have fired more than 600 rockets and mortars into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of intense fighting that broke a month-long lull between the bitter enemies. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he addresses supporters at his Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv on election night early on Wednesday. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Qatari-born Palestinian, Omar Barghouti (shown in 2016) is a leader of the international boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel known as BDS. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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Election campaign billboards in Tel Aviv showing Israeli Prime Minister and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu (left), alongside the Blue and White alliance leaders Moshe Yaalon and Benny Gantz. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Israeli settlers celebrate the Jewish Purim holiday on al-Shuhada Street in the divided West Bank town of Hebron on March 21. Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After A Decade Of Netanyahu, Hopes Fade For A Palestinian State

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People walk by election campaign billboards showing Israeli Prime Minister and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu (left) alongside the Blue and White party leaders, including Benny Gantz. Ahead of Tuesday's election, Netanyahu has pledged to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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