Archives - March 2018

27
Mar

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Four Pro-Palestinian Resolutions

The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted, in its 37thsession, concluded in Geneva on Friday, four resolutions for Palestine. The majority of the member countries voted in favor of the following four resolutions: Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem, are illegal. The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination. The …

26
Mar

Incitement campaign against UNHRC following anti-Israel resolutions

A wave of incitement was launched on Saturday by Israeli officials against the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) after it adopted several resolutions critical of Israel’s behavior toward the Palestinians. Israel’s War Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote on Twitter, “Israel has no business being in the UN Human Rights Council,” adding, “Its presence there gives legitimacy …

26
Mar

Israeli court allows settlers to pray at al-Aqsa Mosque gates

Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Sunday issued a ruling allowing Jewish settlers to perform prayers at al-Aqsa Mosque’s gates, claiming that the right of Jewish settlers to pray at the “Temple Mount” gates was no less than the right of the Arabs. Judge Shmuel Herbst rejected a police request to distance three 14-year-old Jewish girls from …

26
Mar

International Parliament votes in support of Al-Quds as Palestine’s capital

The International Parliament voted Sunday in support of the Palestinians’ right to Jerusalem as the capital of their state in the 138th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Palestinian Authority, Kuwait and Bahrain proposed three emergency items calling to condemn Israel and the US for the announcement that the US Embassy …

13
Mar

Honduras, Paraguay said ready to open embassies in Jerusalem

Israeli Hebrew sources said that Paraguay and Honduras informed the Israeli occupation government that they are both ready to move their embassies from Tel Aviv to Occupied Jerusalem, provided that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu first makes an official visit to their countries. In December, sources in Occupied Jerusalem were quoted by the Ynet new website …

13
Mar

Morocco slammed for allowing Israeli team to join judo tournament

A video on social media sites showing the Israeli flag raised as the Israeli national anthem is being aired during an international judo competition held in Agadir city in Morocco has sparked widespread condemnation among the Moroccan people. Nine Judo players and a six-member delegation representing Israel participated in an international judo tournament hosted by …

8
Mar

Macron slams Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

French President Emmanuel Macron says U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was an “error” and France has no plans to follow in his footsteps. Macron met Wednesday with France’s leading Jewish group, which urged France to make a similar recognition. The French leader said he didn’t think Trump has “helped with …

8
Mar

Palestinian MP Ahmed Atoun to be released today

The Jerusalemite MP of the Change and Reform electoral list Ahmed Atoun is scheduled to be released on Thursday after spending 11 months in administrative detention. In April 2017, Israeli forces arrested MP Atoun after ransacking his home in the West Bank city of al-Bireh city. He was then sentenced to a renewable four-month prison-term, …

6
Mar

Arab League urges Guatemala to cancel decision to move embassy to Jerusalem

The Arab League called Monday on Guatemala to overturn its decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May. In a statement, Assistant Secretary-General for Palestine and the Occupied Arab Territories, Saeed Abu Ali, condemned the declaration, stressing that the decision is illegal. He considered that the announcement is a …

6
Mar

Knesset approves bill to cut payments of Palestinian prisoners

The Israeli Knesset approved on Monday the first reading of a bill to deduct welfare payments paid out by the Palestinian Authority (PA) to Palestinian prisoners and martyrs’ relatives. The bill suggests to deduct the allowances from tax revenues Israel transfers annually to the PA. Fifty-two Knesset members voted in favor of the private bill, …

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