On Politics: Trump’s Tweet Reverses Decades of Policy on Israel

Good Friday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.


President Trump said that the United States should recognize Israel’s authority over the Golan Heights, one of the world’s most disputed territories, reversing decades-long American policy. The United Nations has rejected Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights, which was seized from Syria in 1967.

Joe Biden, aware that concerns about his age could weigh on his candidacy if he runs for the White House, is considering two ideas to reassure voters: announcing a running mate well before the nomination, or pledging to serve only one term.

The man in charge of Saudi Arabia’s ruthless campaign to stifle dissent used a secretive Israeli company offering technology developed by former intelligence operatives to spy on people. Read the investigation here, and our takeaways here.