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Indonesia takes revenge by preventing Netanyahu from using its airspace

Indonesia takes revenge by preventing Netanyahu from using its airspace

The decision to deny the flight of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from flying over Indonesian airspace was intended as retaliation against Israel’s action last year, which banned the foreign minister of Indonesia from visiting Palestine. Indonesia’s foreign ministry confirmed today that the decision was taken because Israel did ‘the same’ to Indonesia, reported Anadolu […]

Explained: Israel’s New Palestinian Land-grab Law and Why It Matters

Explained: Israel’s New Palestinian Land-grab Law and Why It Matters

Israel’s parliament voted on a bill that expropriates private Palestinian land in the West Bank. What does the new law change, who is affected and why is it such a big deal? What exactly does the new law change? The law allows Israel to expropriate private Palestinian land in the West Bank where Israeli settlements […]

Palestinian traffic police destroy motorcycles and fuel regulators in Gaza

Palestinian traffic police destroy motorcycles and fuel regulators in Gaza

The Palestinian traffic police in Gaza destroyed more than 70 motorcycles on Sunday and around 1,000 vehicle fuel regulators which were confiscated after offences had been committed, writes MEMO’s correspondent. According to a police spokesman, all of the motorcycles were involved in traffic accidents during 2016 and were directly responsible for the death of at […]

Palestinian president: peace talks will resume if construction of settlements is halted

Palestinian president: peace talks will resume if construction of settlements is halted

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that Israel must halt the construction of settlements in the West Bank before peace talks can begin. Responding to US secretary of state John Kerry’s speech on Wednesday, Abbas said in a statement read out by senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat that he is convinced, however, that peace is […]

European Union declares Israel boycott protected as free speech

European Union declares Israel boycott protected as free speech

The European Union’s foreign policy chief recently affirmed the right of EU citizens to boycott Israel, citing freedom of expression and rebuffing claims by Jerusalem that such measures amount to banned anti-Semitic activity. While upholding the right of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement to blacklist the Jewish state, Federica Mogherini also noted […]

Obama: Israel cannot ‘permanently occupy, settle Palestinian land’

Obama: Israel cannot ‘permanently occupy, settle Palestinian land’

US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that while the Palestinians should reject terror and incitement, Israel must recognize that it cannot “permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land.” “Surely Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize the legitimacy of Israel. But Israel must recognize that it cannot permanently occupy […]

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Reiterates Calls for Palestinian and Western Saharawi Freedom

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Reiterates Calls for Palestinian and Western Saharawi Freedom

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivered a statement at the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Margarita, Venezuela, on 16 September 2016, reiterating South Africa’s solidarity with the people of Palestine and Western Sahara as they continue their struggles for independence and freedom. Minister Nkoana-Mashabane said: “The cause of Palestinian statehood […]

Indian Air Force Plane Carrying 29 People Has Gone Missing

Indian Air Force Plane Carrying 29 People Has Gone Missing

An Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 transport plane which took off from Chennai on Friday morning, carrying 29 people, mostly military personnel, has gone missing. According to NDTV, a massive search operation has been launched by the air force, Navy and Coast Guard in the Bay of Bengal. There was a rapid loss of height […]

Al Qaeda in Yemen provokes the U.S. into battle, vows to “liberate Palestine”

Al Qaeda in Yemen provokes the U.S. into battle, vows to “liberate Palestine”

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commonly known as Ansar Al Sharia has unveiled a new special operations training video seen by The Foreign Desk, featuring jihadis taunting the U.S. into military confrontation and vowing to fight to capture Palestine and the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. At the Hamzah Zinjibari training camp, militants […]

United Nations condemns Israel for demolishing Palestinians homes

The United Nations today condemned Israel for demolishing Palestinians’ homes and advancing plans to build new houses for Israeli settlers, amid the prospect of the two-state solution to the Middle East conflict already “slipping away.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has denounced Israel’s decisions to move forward with new constructions in the West Bank and East […]

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