Tuesday’s World #2 – PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY: Hamas threatens new intifada if US embassy moves to Jerusalem

Tuesday's World Events - December 5, 2017


1. The PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY comprises the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
a) What is the population of the Palestinian Authority?
b) Name the president and the prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. To which Palestinian faction does each leader belong?
Find the answer at Wikipedia's entry for Palestinian Authority. )

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info under “Background” and watch the videos under “Resources.”

a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What threat did Hamas make if President Trump moves the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem?
c) What effect will moving the embassy have on the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, according to the Palestinian president?
d) In what year did Congress pass a law that requires Washington's embassy in Israel to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? Why is our embassy still in Tel Aviv?
e) What do you think President Trump should do now?