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Netanyahu welcomes US vote against UN Golan resolution

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday welcomed a US decision to vote for the first time against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights. “I would like to thank President (Donald) Trump and Ambassador (Nikki) Haley on this important and just …

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Israel tells churches it does not seek to seize lands

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | An Israeli cabinet minister on Tuesday assured major churches in Jerusalem that the Jewish state is not seeking to expropriate their properties. A government statement said Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi met leaders of the Armenian, Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches in response to …

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Israel’s Netanyahu threatens Hamas with ‘very strong blows’

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to inflict “very strong blows” on Hamas after fresh violence along the border with the Gaza Strip controlled by the Islamist group. “Hamas has apparently not understood the message — if these attacks do not stop, they will …

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Pope says ‘very worried’ by Mideast violence

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis said Wednesday he was “very worried” by escalating violence in the Middle East after 60 Gazans were shot dead by Israeli troops while protesting the US embassy’s move to Jerusalem. “I am very worried about the escalation of tensions in the …

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UN Human Rights Council to meet after Gaza killings

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a special session on Friday to discuss “the deteriorating human rights situation” in the Palestinian Territories, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians. “The special session is being convened per an official request submitted this evening by Palestine …

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Iran says Israelis should be tried as ‘war criminals’

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran said on Tuesday that Israeli officials should be tried as war criminals over the “brutal massacre” of Gazan protesters the previous day. “The killing of children, women and defenceless people of Palestine and the occupation of Palestinian lands has become the main strategy of …

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