In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

Jan20

Gaza: UN and EU funded desalination plant brings needed water

By: AP Source: VOA News DEIR EL-BALAH, GAZA STRIP – International aid workers on Thursday opened a new desalination plant in the Gaza Strip, bringing some relief to a territory where 97 percent of the water is undrinkable. It is the Hamas-ruled territory’s second and largest desalination plant. While it will not solve Gaza’s water woes, officials said the project marked an important step. “Despite the small production, this gives symbolism to Gaza residents that the train of water solution is now on track,” said Monzer Shublaq, director of Coastal Municipalities Water Utility in Gaza. The plant will initially produce 6,000 cubic meters of water a day, a small...

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Dec27

Did the US actually help Israel at the UN Security council?

By: Andrew Korybko Source: Sputnik News It might sound crazy the first time that someone considers it, but it’s worth wondering whether Obama inadvertently helped “Israel” by ordering Samantha Power to abstain from voting on UNSC 2334, and I kindly ask the reader to bear with me for a few minutes while I elaborate on this controversial point. The historic document which was just passed is rich with condemnation for all sorts of Israeli behavior towards the Palestinians, and it represents one of the greatest diplomatic triumphs ever over Tel Aviv, made all the sweeter by the fact that the Obama Administration passively let it happen through its unprecedented abstention....

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Dec27

Israel suspends ties with UN security council nations over resolution

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Israel‘s Foreign Ministry has reportedly suspended all working ties with 12 of the UN Security Council countries that voted to pass a resolution urging Israel to halt building settlements on occupied Palestinian land, Business Insider said. The move came at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s request, one day after he summoned 10 of the nations’ ambassadors to Jerusalem to personally reprimand them for the vote. Foreign ministers and ambassadors from Britain, France, Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Angola, Egypt, Uruguay, Spain, Senegal and New Zealand will not be received at Israel’s Foreign Ministry amid the suspension,...

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