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Israel is a Jewish State, Parliament passes Controversial National Law

Israel’s Parliament on Thursday approved a controversial piece of legislation that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but, critics warn, sidelines minorities. The government says the bill, passed in the early morning hours, will merely enshrine into law Israel’s existing character. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the legislation’s passage a “historic moment in the history of Zionism and

OIC Summit in Turkey to Push for Strict Action against Israel

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Turkey, as the term president of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is expected to call on the seemingly unwilling Muslim world to take concrete action against the Israeli aggression toward Palestinians in today's emergency summit. The summit in Istanbul is expected to be attended by Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, Afghan

US All Set to Move its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Conflicted Jerusalem

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The United States is all set to move their embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on Monday, a move which will give stability in the region according to US officials. Although, contrary to the US believe, Critics say the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital could further deepen ongoing conflicts in the region. And they argue it marks the end

Turkish President Erdoğan Calls Netanyahu a ‘Terrorist’ and Israel a ‘Terror State’

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

New Delhi: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his comments targeting Turkey's ongoing military operation in the northwestern Syrian region of Afrin. Speaking at the Ümraniye District Congress of AK Party, President Erdoğan said: “Israel will get trapped under the oppression it inflicts in Palestine. We will continue to support our Palestinian sisters and

India Pledges $5 Million to the UN Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees

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New Delhi: The Government of India has increased its annual contribution for UNRWA from US$ 1.25 million to US$ 5 million from 2018-19 for three years. India made this announcement of this substantive increase of annual contribution to UNRWA at the extraordinary Ministerial Conference held in Rome on 15 March, 2018. This enhancement was made in the backdrop of the

Et tu, Brute? Palestinian Envoy Shares Stage with JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Saeed

New Delhi: Days after India voted against US President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinian envoy to Pakistan, Waleed Abu Ali, shared the stage with JuD chief Hafiz Saeed at a rally organized by jihadi groups on Friday. Photos of the Palestinian ambassador sharing the stage with Saeed and addressing the rally organized by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council

India Votes Against US Decision on Jerusalem at United Nations

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New Delhi: India on Thursday voted in favor of the UN resolution calling for the United States to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite immense pressure from close allies, US and Israel. Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favour. A total of 128 countries backed the resolution, nine voted against and

After US Veto, UN General Assembly to Hold Emergency Session on Jerusalem Status

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New Delhi: When President Trump announced on December 6 that the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he set in motion a plan to move the U.S. Embassy there. The draft U.N. Security Council resolution that the U.S. vetoed would have called on all governments “to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem.” After this

Israel Targets Hamas Sites in Gaza After Rocket Attacks

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New Delhi: Israel targeted sites in Gaza belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes. Israel's military said it had hit weapons sites early on Saturday in which two people died. Gaza's Shifa hospital says that two bodies of Palestinians were found under the rubble of a Hamas military site bombed by Israeli planes overnight, bringing the death toll

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