Israelis voiced disappointment while Palestinian soccer officials praised Argentina and its star Lionel Messi on Wednesday for calling off a friendly match against Israel that Israeli officials had planned to move to Jerusalem.
Peace in the Korean peninsula is threatened as North Korea threatens to pull out of the agreed summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. This after North Korea expresses it's worry over US-South Korean military exercises. Also, Monday's US Embassy opening in Jerusalem sparked outrage as celebrations coincided with the deadliest clashes between Palestine and Israel since 2014.
Donald Trump's decision to walk away from the Iran nuclear dealt was followed by direct confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria and all comes ahead of next Monday's decision by Trump to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The date chosen to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel. In the build-up another Friday of protest at Israel's border with Gaza. With all that's going on can Israel afford to stick with the status quo when it comes to the Palestinians?