Thursday, 20 January 2022

Tag Archives: Israel

Israelis outraged by UNESCO decision on Hebron holy site

JERUSALEM: The U.N. cultural agency declared the old city in the West Bank town of Hebron as a Palestinian world heritage site, a decision that outraged Israeli officials who say the move negated the deep Jewish ties to the biblical town and its ancient shrine. The move was the latest ...

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UK students on hunger strike in support of Palestinians

LONDON: A group of students in the UK have launched a hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Activists at the University of Manchester said the strike, which began on Thursday, would last for at least one week. More than 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners, led by senior ...

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Israel appoints first female Muslim diplomatic envoy

JERUSALEM: The Israeli Foreign Ministry, on Wednesday, appointed Rasha Atamny as the state’s representative to Ankara, making her Israel’s first female Muslim diplomat. The 31-year-old Palestinian was born in a small Arab town on the Israeli side of the West Bank border. She studied psychology at Hebrew University and was ...

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Pakistan Grants Its ‘Last Jew’ Permission to Practice Judaism

LAHORE: Pakistan has allowed a 29-year-old Jewish activist Fishel Benkhald to change his religion from Islam to Judaism, an unusual move by authorities in the Muslim-majority country. In normal circumstances, it would have been a normal practice to let Benkhald choose a religion of his choice to fill in the ...

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