Diplomatic fall out and scandals continue to plague Israel

Diplomatic fall out and scandals continue to plague Israel

On May 14, dignitaries gathered to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the formation of the state of Israel and the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. At the same time, thousands of Palestinians gathered at the border fence of Gaza to protest the opening of the US Embassy. The...

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Israel shows ‘conclusive proof’ of an Iranian nuclear weapons program

Israel shows ‘conclusive proof’ of an Iranian nuclear weapons program

On April 30th, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed what he claimed was ‘conclusive proof’ of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program. The documents, which have yet to be independently verified, detail what the Prime Minister called ‘Project Amad’. The documents showed, among other things, the blueprints for a nuclear...

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Gaza deaths: Israel must address excessive use of force, Zeid says

Gaza deaths: Israel must address excessive use of force, Zeid says

U.N. high commissioner for human rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on Israel to avoid excessive force as protesters gathered for a fifth week of demonstrations. In a press release on Friday, 27th of April, the High Commissioner also called for those responsible for the deaths and injuries...

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UN report says Gaza Strip is “unlivable” and warns of irreversible damage

UN report says Gaza Strip is “unlivable” and warns of irreversible damage

A report by the United Nations (UN) has deemed the Gaza strip as on track to be “unlivable” by 2020. The report, written by Robert Piper, references another UN report from 2012 that concerned projections about the quality of life and infrastructure. Piper says that not only are these projections...

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Israeli PM approves Israeli West Bank settlement

Israeli PM approves Israeli West Bank settlement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced the first Israeli outpost in the West Bank for two decades. The move threatens to deal an early blow to relations with President Donald Trump’s administration. At a joint press conference in February, Trump told Netanyahu that he would “like to see ...

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