Friday, 20 September 2019

Tag Archives: Israel

Israel’s Netanyahu in Russia to meet Putin ahead of polls

MOSCOW: Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Russia, hoping to burnish his image as an international statesman, despite Moscow s condemnation of the Israeli Prime Minister s pre-election pledge to annex part of the occupied West Bank. Netanyahu is campaigning to maintain his status as Israel s longest-serving prime minister at next ...

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Israel invests in high-tech upgrades at West Bank crossings

QALANDIA CROSSING: It’s just after 6 a.m. and a Palestinian man’s face is momentarily bathed in crimson light, not by the sun rising over the mountains of Jordan, but by a facial recognition scanner at an Israeli checkpoint near Jerusalem. The Israeli military has installed the face scanners as part ...

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1,200 yrs old mosque discovered in Israel

JERUSALEM: Archaeologists in Israel said that they had found the remains of a rare 1,200-year-old mosque, one of the most ancient known mosques in the world. The building was discovered by chance during preparations for the construction of a new neighborhood in Rahat, a Bedouin town in the Negev desert ...

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Abbas rejects US economic plan for Israel-Palestine conflict settlement

WEST BANK: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday that Palestinians rejected the “prosperity instead of peace” plan, referring to the US ” Peace to Prosperity” economic initiative for the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “We are once again rejecting the ‘prosperity instead of peace’ plan for the solution of the Palestinian issue ...

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Netanyahu wins re-election with parliamentary majority

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office despite running neck in neck with his challenger Benny Gantz, the country’s three main television channels said on Wednesday. With 97 percent of the votes counted, neither of the candidates’ parties had ...

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Hundreds show solidarity with Palestine in London

LONDON-AA: Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Israeli Embassy in central London in solidarity with Palestinian people who are holding large “Great March of Return” and “Palestinian Land Day” rallies across Gaza border Saturday. The rally organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) saw speakers calling for justice ...

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EU still refuses to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

BRUSSELS: The European Union has not changed it’s position regarding the Golan Heights and does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied territory, Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson for EU diplomatic service, said in a statement. On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over ...

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Trump signs US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a border area seized from Syria in 1967. “This was a long time in the making,” Trump said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House. US recognition for Israeli control over ...

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