Palestinians, Egyptians Cancel Meetings With VP Pence Over Jerusalem Decision

Despite efforts by the Trump administration to promote peace in the Middle East, clergy from Egypt’s Coptic orthodox church say they will not meet with Vice President Mike Pence on his upcoming trip to the region. The church is reportedly excused itself from the meeting due to the United State’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

At Least 235 Dead, 100+ Wounded in Egypt Mosque Attack

The death toll rises to at least 235, while more than 100 others are injured in an terror attack on a mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai region. Police say attackers in four off-road vehicles detonated bombs, and opened fire on worshippers during morning prayers.