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Mar19

UN deletes ‘apartheid’ report on Israel from website, top official resigns

By: Nandini Krishnamoorthy Source: IBT Senior UN official Rima Khalaf announced her resignation on Friday (17 March) amid pressure to withdraw a report that calls Israel an “apartheid state”. She accused the “powerful member states” of the UN of attacking “those who advocate the cause of their victims”. Khalaf is the UN under-secretary general and head of the Lebanon-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which promotes cooperation between 18 Arab states. The commission published a report on Wednesday (15 March) branding Israel an “apartheid state” in what is the first time a UN body had levelled racism charges against...

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Mar11

Trump to Abbas: “time for peace deal with Israel”

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net U.S. President Donald Trump told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Friday, March 10 that it’s time for a comprehensive agreement to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, The Washington Times reports. “The president emphasized his personal belief that peace is possible and that the time has come to make a deal,” the White House said in a readout of the phone conversation between the two leaders. “The president noted that such a deal would not only give Israelis and Palestinians the peace and security they deserve, but that it would reverberate positively throughout the region and the world.” Trump invited Abbas to a meeting at the White House...

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Oct16

Palestinians welcome UNESCO vote on Aqsa

By: Ali Younes Source: Al Jazeera News Palestinian leaders have rejected Israeli criticism over a UNESCO draft resolution that condemned Israel’s policies around Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, while supposedly denying Jewish ties to the holy site in occupied East Jerusalem. Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday, a day after the UN cultural body criticised it for restricting Muslim access to the site, and for aggression by Israeli police and soldiers. UNESCO also recognised Israel as the occupying power. In a statement sent to Al Jazeera, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it welcomed the adoption of the resolution that reflected “the majority of member...

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