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Trump Pulls US Out Of UN Human Rights Agency

UNESCO’s mission statement: “Contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.” The Associated Press reports: U.S. officials have told the Associated Press that the United States is pulling ...

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Netanyahu’s Wife To Face Criminal Fraud Charges

Newsweek reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara is expected to face criminal charges over fraud amounting to the equivalent of over $110,000 after, among other accusations, she is alleged to have used public funds to throw lavish dinner parties and hire private chefs. The indictment against Sara Netanyahu, anticipated in a matter of weeks, sees the noose begin ...

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Trump To Send Jared Kushner Back To The Middle East

Trump is sending Jared back to the Middle East because the real estate developer wasn’t able to solve a 50 year-old battle on the first visit: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law, Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell will travel to the region. The trio will meet with leaders from ...

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DEJA VU: Netanyahu Holds Massive Rally To Denounce Lying Leftist Media As Behind Corruption Charges

Sound familiar? The Times Of Israel reports: In a battling speech to thousands of supporters who gathered in Tel Aviv to support him on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the left and the media of using ever-widening corruption investigations against him and his family to try to oust him from power in what he called “a coup against the ...

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ISRAEL: Jerusalem Pride Draws Huge Crowd Under Heavy Police Protection After 2015 Murder [VIDEO]

The Times Of Israel reports: Thousands of people marched through central Jerusalem under heavy security on Thursday in the city’s 16th annual pride parade. The annual march was the scene of a deadly attack two years ago, and often draws protests from the far-right and ultra-Orthodox community. Police said that 12 people had been detained for questioning. They were suspected ...

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Israeli Social Services Minister Walks Back Opposition To Gay Adoption: Our Brief Was Incorrectly Worded

That was quick. Haaretz reports: Minister of Welfare and Social Services Haim Katz responded on Monday to the report, first reported in Haaretz Sunday, that Israel opposes the adoption of children by LGBT couples. Katz’s office issued a statement reading: “Unfortunately, the wording submitted to the High Court was wrong and it would have been better if it was never ...

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ISRAEL: Government Opposes Adoption By Gay Couples

The Times Of Israel reports: The government announced on Sunday that there are no intentions to change the law and allow gay couples to adopt in Israel. In response to a High Court petition, the state said that it was opposed to allowing same-sex couples to adopt because it would place an “additional burden” on the child. “The professional opinion ...

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ISRAEL: Noted Diplomat Jared Kushner Arrives To Broker Peace, Journalist Forced To Delete Photos

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump’s son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, has arrived in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories for a whistlestop visit aimed at restarting the long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Kushner’s carefully managed visit – conducted far from media scrutiny and lasting less than a day – comes amid scant indication of any imminent breakthrough between ...

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ISRAEL: 200,000 Attend Tel Aviv Pride [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of people from around the world are partying in Tel Aviv at the Gay Pride Parade, the region’s largest. The Municipality said over 200,000 people celebrated Friday. The theme of this year’s parade is “Bisexuality Visibility.” Jorge Medina from Mexico said the parade is “amazing.” Tel Aviv has emerged as one of the world’s most ...

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REVEALED: Israel’s 1967 Plan To Nuke Egypt

Politico reports: On Monday, the 50th anniversary of the start of the 1967 war, the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program is releasing historical testimonies and documents—some never before published—that highlight the nuclear dimension of the crisis, and reveal of the existence of a crash effort to assemble Israel’s first ...

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Israel Changes Intelligence-Sharing Protocols With US In Wake Of Trump’s Blabby Leak To Russian Officials

Foreign Policy reports: Donald Trump disclosure of top secret Israeli intelligence to top Russian officials during a meeting in the Oval Office is not without repercussions. On Wednesday, Israeli Defense chief Avigdor Lieberman said his country tweaked its intelligence-sharing protocols with the United States after Trump’s off-script remarks. “I can confirm that we did a spot repair and that there’s ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump And Netanyahu Give Joint Speech

Will Trump drop another inadvertent bomb? PBS reports: President Donald Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday in Jerusalem, part of his first overseas trip since taking the Oval Office. President Donald Trump and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver a joint statement. The U.S. president arrived in Israel from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he gave a ...

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Trump Declares He “Never Mentioned Israel” When He Revealed Classified Intel To The Russians [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump said Monday that he never mentioned Israel during an Oval Office meeting when he disclosed highly classified intelligence to Russian diplomats, which has never been claimed. “I never mentioned the word or the name Israel. Never mentioned during that conversation,” Trump said in Jerusalem during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “They’re all ...

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ISRAEL: Melania Appears To Slap Trump’s Hand Away At Red Carpet Airport Welcome With Officials [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The honeymoon is over on President Trump’s foreign trip. First Lady Melania Trump refused to hold her husband’s hand and then slapped it away as they arrived in Israel as part of the President’s first travels abroad in office. News cameras captured the cold gesture as the couple walked down the tarmac at a ...

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ISRAEL: Furious Netanyahu Orders Officials To Attend Trump Airport Reception, Some Planned To Boycott

The Guardian reports: Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has reportedly been forced to order his ministers to attend the airport reception for Donald Trump on Monday, after discovering that a number had planned not to attend. According to reports in the Israeli media, an angry Netanyahu was informed on Sunday that party heads and a number of ministers planned to ...

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Palestinian Group Calls For Anti-US “Day Of Rage”

The Associated Press reports: Palestinian activists are calling for a “Day of Rage” when President Donald Trump visits the West Bank on Tuesday. A group calling itself the Supreme National Leadership Committee is calling for public demonstrations across the West Bank. The committee includes various Palestinian political factions, including President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement. The demonstrations are meant to draw ...

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ISRAEL: Trump Cancels Visit To UNESCO-Protected Site After Being Told He Can’t Land His Helicopter There

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump has canceled a planned visit and speech at the ancient mountain fortress of Masada in Israel after authorities told him that he could not land his helicopter on top of the UNESCO-listed site. Instead, Trump will now deliver a speech at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. It comes after an Israeli Air Force (IAF) regulation ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Leaked Intel Came From Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel was the source of the classified intelligence US President Donald trump revealed to Russian officials at a meeting at the White House last week, The New York Times reported on Tuesday evening. According to the Times, “a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information” has revealed Israel ...

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Trump To Palestinian President: You Get Along With Israel Unbelievably Well And Work Together Beautifully

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump asserted on Wednesday that the Israel government and the Palestinian Authority “get along unbelievably well.” During a press conference with State of Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas, Trump praised Palestinian National Authority for its efforts to combat ISIS. “I also applaud the Palestinian Authority’s continued cooperation with Israel,” Trump said. “They get along unbelievably well. ...

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ISRAEL: 19 Year-Old US-Israeli Man Arrested For Wave Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community Centers

The Jerusalem Post reports: A 19-year-old dual American Israeli living in Ashkelon has been arrested, suspected of being behind most of a series of bomb and other threats to Jewish communities in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand that date back around six months, The Jerusalem Post has learned. As of Thursday, with a gag order on the probe ...

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