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Israel run by Netanyahu’s ‘rightwing racist government’, Bernie Sanders says

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Democratic 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders called the government of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu “racist” during a CNN town hall. Another blue candidate, Beto O’Rourke, used similar wording to blast the Israeli leader. Speaking on Monday, the popular Vermont senator was asked to comment on how his long-standing criticism of Netanyahu – who this month won Read More

‘Unlawful & unrecognized’: Twitter heaps criticism as US maps show Golan Heights as part of Israel

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The Trump administration has released a controversial new US government map of Israel that shows the Golan Heights in Syria as being part of Israel, much to the outrage of many online. Special envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, shared the updated map on Twitter on Tuesday. Israel occupied the Syrian region in the Read More

‘Chilling message to all critics’: HRW slams Israel’s decision to deport its regional director

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An Israeli court has upheld the deportation order against the local director of Human Rights Watch, accusing him of supporting the BDS movement by condoning Airbnb’s decision to briefly take down Jewish listings in the West Bank. Omar Shakir, a US citizen who has been working as the HRW regional director since October 2016, was Read More

Thousands of activists block London roads to demand action on climate change

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By Andrew R.C. Marshall and Andrew MacAskill Climate change activists attend an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of environmental activists paralyzed parts of central London on Monday by blocking Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in a bid to force the government to do Read More

Climate change protesters threaten to block central London roads

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Climate change activists demonstrate on Waterloo Bridge during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Environmental protesters are planning to paralyze parts of central London over the next few days by blocking some of the city’s busiest streets in a bid to force the government to do Read More

Pompeo denies Netanyahu’s promise to annex West Bank will hurt ‘peace plan’

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he doesn’t think Benjamin Netanyahu’s election vow to annex the West Bank will have a negative impact on a two-state peace plan, despite the removal of a large part of one state. Asked whether he thought Netanyahu’s promise to officially annex the West Bank – already riddled Read More

Fat chance: Trump sees Netanyahu win as a boon to Middle East peace

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Just days after the Israeli Prime Minister vowed to annex new areas of the West Bank with American help, US President Donald Trump assured reporters that the PM’s electoral victory is a step towards peace. You heard that right. Benjamin “I Want To Annex Your Land” Netanyahu, after four terms in office, will suddenly turn Read More

German ISIS bride on trial for war crime of letting 5yo Yazidi girl die of thirst in the sun

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The trial of a German woman who joined ISIS and is accused of the war crime of letting a five-year-old Yazidi slave die of thirst under the blistering sun began in Munich Tuesday. The case is believed to be the first of its kind in the world for international crimes committed by Islamic State (IS, Read More

Big promises expected as ‘Bibi’ tries to woo his enemies

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By Alex Rossi, Middle East correspondent Election promises and the hangover of the night before. Benjamin Netanyahu will be in celebration mode but he will also be aware that the right-wing coalition he’s about to build will demand a high price for loyalty. Under the country’s system of proportional representation no single party has ever Read More