Picture Framed

In many ways, the situation couldn’t be more complex. But what the world saw was a simple and stark contrast in images: The pomp and circumstance of a new US embassy in Jerusalem vs the devastation 60 miles away. Buzzfeed: These photos show the divide between shooting deaths in Gaza and the celebrations in Jerusalem.

+ “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas described Monday’s events as a ‘massacre,’ but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, ‘every country has an obligation to defend its borders.'” At least 60 people were killed during protests on Monday.

+ Nikki Haley denies Gaza violence is related to new US Embassy in Jerusalem, saying, “the violence comes from those who reject the existence of the state of Israel in any location.” (The violence on the border, while not getting much coverage before this week, has been going on for some time. So let’s say Haley and the administration are right and that the protests were designed to create violence. I find it hard to believe that, after seventy years, Israel can’t figure out a way to handle protestors without killing dozens of them in an afternoon.)

+ AP: US hits head of Iran’s central bank with terror sanctions.

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