Why would moving the US embassy to Jerusalem be so contentious? Riyadh has spoken out against US threats to move its diplomatic HQ from Tel Aviv but will the president listen? Donald Trump’s approach to it threatens to smash a long-standing international consensus in a disruptive and dangerous way, argues Ian Black on The Guardian.
The conflict in Jerusalem is distinctly modern: here’s the history (New York Times).
How bad are things in Yemen? NPR asked an aid worker for CARE, Johan Mooij, who for the past couple days has been holed up in his basement.
The strange case of Lebanon, France, and a Prime Minister's unresignation. The Saad Hariri saga is key to understanding Emmanuel Macron’s foreign-policy vision (The Atlantic).