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Vatican officially recognizes the state of Palestine

Pope Francis Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region. The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally ...

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500 rabbis urge Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes

Israel demolishes Palestinian homes

Over 500 rabbis from Israel, Britain, the US and Canada have called on the Israeli prime minister to stop demolishing Palestinian homes. Rabbis for Human Rights (RHR) say Benjamin Netanyahu‘s stance is against “international law and Jewish tradition.” RHR’s open letter came after the Israeli PM announced the destruction of ...

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US and Australia block Palestinian statehood bid at UN

United Nations Security Council

The UN Security Council has failed to adopt the Arab coalition’s bid calling for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to Israeli “occupation”. The veto power US and Australia voted against the move with 5 abstentions. The draft resolution gathered only 8 votes in favour, so it ...

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Apartheid: Palestinians to be banned from riding buses with Israelis

Israel bus

As if taking inspiration from 1950s America or apartheid South Africa, Israel’s defence minister is reportedly set to introduce a new policy that will effectively ban Palestinians from travelling on the same buses as Israelis. The Times of Israel reports this morning that Moshe Ya’alon will only allow Palestinians who ...

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Sweden to officially recognise State of Palestine

Stefan Lofven Sweden

Sweden’s newly-formed center-left government is set to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state, said Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. If Stockholm proceeds with the move it will be the first EU-member to officially endorse Palestinian statehood. “The conflict between Israel can only be solved with a two-state solution, negotiated in accordance ...

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US, UK and Australia to reject Palestinian bid for statehood at UN

UN meeting

Palestinian sources say that the US, UK, and Australia have each indicated that they would reject a Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council resolution setting a timetable for ending Israel’s administration of the West Bank and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the pre-1967 armistice lines. Haaretz reports that members of Palestinian Authority President ...

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Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

War criminal Netanyahu

On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile. The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”. No one should ...

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Human Rights Watch: Israeli soldiers shoot fleeing civilians

Palestinians carry the bodies of fellow Palestinians in the east of Khan Younis

Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws of war in several incidents between July 23 and 25, 2014. Deliberate attacks on civilians who are not participating in the fighting are war crimes. Seven Palestinians who had fled Khuza’a ...

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Times of Israel – “When genocide is permissible”

Times of Israel Genocide article

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on the Times of Israel site however was later removed, but is still live on the homepage of the Five Towns Jewish Times under its author, Yochanan Gordon. More than 1,500 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed in the violence over the past three weeks, and more ...

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Israeli sniper brags about killing 13 Palestinian children

Palestinian child in IDF Israeli crosshairs

An Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces sniper boasts of murdering 13 Gazan children in one day. An IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, specifically, David D. Ovadia posed with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle. Ovadia posted his comments on the Instagram account of Palestinian Sherrii ElKaderi. The image was quickly screen ...

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