Circumstances provide an opportunity for Israel to use the chaos in Iran to its advantage. But Israel's government is paralyzed because the attorney general has decided that almost all activities require his prior approval.
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announces major change to US policy, recognizes Israeli courts' authority on settlements. 'Now it's clear to everyone — Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley are an integral part of the State of Israel.'
170 countries vote in favor of extending mandate of UN agency for 'Palestinian refugees'. The US and Israel vote against. Seven countries abstained: Canada, Cameroon, Guatemala, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Vanuatu.