Riyadh has enjoyed a special relationship with Washington from the time President Franklin Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz in 1945.
The move comes as President Trump and his Middle East point men, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, prepare for the rollout of a much-vaunted but as yet unclear peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians.
According to a Palestinian postage official, Israel did not honor a 2008 agreement to send and receive mail directly through Jordan, causing a years-long backlog.
Syria's military claims the jet was targeted by Israel over Syrian territory as it flew sorties against Islamic State militants. Meanwhile, Syrian forces reach the border fence at the edge of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
The aerial bombardment of the town of Nawa comes after talks with opposition forces to cede the town fail.
Israel wishes to keep Iran, a Syrian ally, as far away from its border as possible—along with Iran's proxy, the Lebanese militia Hezbollah.
In an interview with an Arabic-language newspaper, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser appeals directly to the Palestinians and criticizes their leader.
Citing "a culture of impunity," Foreign Minister Riad Malki asks the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into alleged Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, including settlement policies.
As a former State Department and Pentagon official describes it, “Traditionally we’ve tried to play a role of fireman in the Middle East. Now we’re playing the role of arsonist.”
One protester is killed and 146 are wounded in the seventh weekly action aimed at shaking off a decade-old blockade of the Palestinian territory. More protests are expected.