Thursday, 24 May 2018

Tag Archives: Israel

Israel keeps Gaza residents ‘caged in a toxic slum:’ UN

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein - UN human rights chief

GENEVA: Israel has systematically deprived Palestinians of their human rights, with 1.9 million in Gaza “caged in a toxic slum from birth to death”, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on Friday. Opening a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council that could set up a commission ...

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Paraguay to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM: Paraguay will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by the end of May, a Paraguay government spokesman and the Israeli foreign ministry said on Monday, following the United States and Guatemala. The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest disputes between Israel, which says the city is ...

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Israeli police recommend corruption charges against Netanyahu

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JERUSALEM: Israeli police recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow to the embattled prime minister that is likely to fuel calls for him to resign. Netanyahu angrily rejected the accusations, which included accepting nearly $300,000 in ...

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1,800 year old mosaic uncovered at Caesarea

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JERUSALEM: Israeli archaeologists uncovered a rare 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic in the Caesarea National Park dating between the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD and the equivalent of an ancient shopping mall. The excavation is part of the reconstruction work at the Crusaders-era entrance bridge to the port city and part of ...

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Poland Senate Approves Holocaust Speech Law

Poland Senate Approves Holocaust Speech Law

WARSAW: Even as international pressure mounted on Poland to back away from a new law that would make it illegal to blame Poles for crimes committed by Nazi Germany, the Senate passed the legislation on Thursday. The bill, which sets prison penalties for using phrases like “Polish death camps” to ...

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Hijab model pulls out of ad campaign over Israel tweets

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PARIS: British model Amena Khan, who had been chosen by a French cosmetics brand to appear in an advertising campaign in Britain, has pulled out over accusations she made anti-Israeli comments in a series of old tweets . The French cosmetics giant last week selected her to be the first ...

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Israel-India spike missile deal back on, says Netanyahu

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TEL AVIV: A missile deal with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. that the Indian government had cancelled is back on the table, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Netanyahu’s comment to Israeli reporters covering his state visit to India comes several weeks after word that the Indian defence ministry’s $500 ...

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Netanyahu disappointed by ally Modi’s Jerusalem rejection

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JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he was “disappointed” by India´s refusal to back recognition of Jerusalem as his country´s capital but would not let it spoil his landmark visit to the Asian giant. Netanyahu also vowed that Israel would “catch up” with the killers of a Jewish ...

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Netanyahu calls for closure of UN Palestinian refugee agency

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WEST BANK: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for the closure of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, days after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut Palestinian aid. Israel has long viewed the UN agency, known as UNRWA, as biased against it, an allegation the agency ...

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Israel Could Issue World’s First State-Backed Cryptocurrency

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WEST BANK: The Bank of Israel and the country’s Finance Ministry are rumored to be weighing the possibility of issuing a state-backed cryptocurrency, according to an anonymous source with the ministry. While the central bank has been considering the plan for several months, the Knesset, Israel’s single-chamber parliament, would have ...

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