Archives - June 2017

13
Jun

Election of Palestine as a member of the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization

   The State of Palestine on Monday, represented by the Secretary General of the Federation of Palestinian Trade Unions, Shaher Saad, won the membership of the Governing Council of the International Labor Organization (ILO).    This came at the conclusion of the 106th International Labor Conference, which was held at the Conference Palace in Geneva, …

13
Jun

A Zionist deputy admits: The Palestinians were before us and we’ve expelled them

   The Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Knesset from the right-wing “Yahdut” party recognized the existence of Palestinians before the Jews in Palestine, in the first statement of its kind issued by a right-wing leader.    MK Moshe Jaffni said: “Israel has no right to negotiate with the Palestinians, because they were before …

12
Jun

Knesset approves first reading of bill to cancel prisoners’ allowances

The Knesset’s Ministerial Committee on Legislation approved on Sunday the first reading of a bill to deduct the Palestinian prisoners’ allowances from the tax revenues going to the Palestinian Authority, according to Hebrew media sources. The Hebrew sources reported that the ratification came despite the objection of the government’s Attorney General, but a consensus was …

12
Jun

German MPs refuse to meet with Israeli minister in Occupied Jerusalem

A delegation of German MPs refused to meet with the Israeli Internal Security Minister, Gilad Erdan, in his office in east Occupied Jerusalem. According to the Hebrew-speaking Yisrael Hayom newspaper, Erdan cancelled a projected meeting with the German delegation after the latter said it firmly rebuffs to have the meeting convened in an area located …

9
Jun

Jerusalem, prisoners and Gaza at the head of a session of the Human Rights Council

   The Palestinian Return Center is preparing to participate in the 35th session of the Human Rights Council, which was launched in Geneva, where a number of Palestinian concerns, including Jerusalem and the siege of Gaza and prisoners are planned to be put during the session.    The Center intends to present two verbal statements …

9
Jun

MP Issawi Frej: racist decision aimed at stirring hatred and enmity

   MK Issawi Frej condemned the Israeli Ministry of Health’s directive to doctors in mother and child clinics in Kfar Kassem not to go to the city saying that “the racist duality of Health Minister Letsman cries out to the sky. Every week, the ultra-Orthodox Jews from his religious sectarian group demonstrate in Jerusalem, Arad …

8
Jun

UN conference on 50th anniversary of 1967 war

   The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will hold a conference on 29th and 30th June at its headquarters in New York to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip.    The Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Tuesday …

8
Jun

Arab League: efforts to block the holding of “Israel” key positions in the United Nations

   The Arab League affirmed its rejection of Israeli efforts to run for the main committees and positions within the United Nations.    The League announced in a statement that it is carrying out intensive moves to activate the resolutions issued by the Arab League Council on continuing to monitor and obstruct these efforts while …

8
Jun

PLC calls on Arab states to halt normalization with Israel

The Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) called on Arab and Muslim governments to halt normalization and to cut off diplomatic relations with Israeli occupation authorities. In the PLC Wednesday session, the MPs appealed to Arabs and Muslims to protect Occupied Jerusalem from Israeli Judaization attempts. The MPs asked the Palestinian factions to get united, end the …

6
Jun

Senate passes measure calling on Trump to move US Embassy to Jerusalem

The Senate on Monday passed a resolution calling on President Trump to “abide by” provision of a 1995 law moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The provision was passed as part of a measure commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, which followed the Six Day War in …

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