Tag Archives: Palestine

Gaza Hospitals Buckle Under Heavy Casualties

The Associated Press reports: Patients with gunshot wounds filled wards and hallways in Gaza’s under-equipped and overwhelmed main hospital Tuesday, with dozens still waiting in line for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed 59 Palestinians and wounded hundreds in mass protests on the Gaza border. The high casualty toll triggered a diplomatic backlash against Israel and new ...

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UNITED NATIONS: Nikki Haley Cites The Bible, Praises Israel For Showing “Restraint” Against Protesters

Reuters reports: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised Israel on Tuesday for showing restraint as Palestinian militant group Hamas “has been inciting violence for years, long before the United States decided to move our embassy” to Jerusalem. Addressing a UN Security Council meeting on recent deadly violence in Gaza, Haley said: “No country in this chamber would ...

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South Africa Recalls Ambassador To Israel Over Gaza

Via press release: The South African government condemns in the strongest terms possible the latest act of violent aggression carried out by Israeli armed forces along the Gaza border, which has led to the deaths of over 40 civilians. The victims were taking part in a peaceful protest against the provocative inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. This latest ...

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TURKEY: Erdogan Recalls Ambassadors To US And Israel, Will Hold Rally To Protest Gaza “Genocide”

Eurasia Future reports: The Republic of Turkey has formally recalled the Ambassadors of the United States and “Israel” to Ankara over today’s regime instigated massacre of over 55 Palestinian protesters and the wounding of nearly 2,000, many of whom will likely die due to the severity of their wounds and a lack of adequate medical supplies in Gaza. Protests began ...

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Jared Kushner Blames Palestinians For Gaza Bloodshed

The New York Daily News reports: The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem turned into a major diplomatic fiasco Monday when Israeli forces killed more than 50 protesters and injured 1200 more in the disputed territory. The Trump administration laid the blame for the violence at the feet of Hamas, the fundamentalist Islamic group, but the international community condemned ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

PBS reports: White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah is expected to hold a briefing at 1:30 p.m. ET today. Addressing the opening ceremony of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem, Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “glorious” day. Netanyahu thanked President Donald Trump for showing the “courage” to keep a key campaign promise and says relations with the U.S. have ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Jerusalem US Embassy Opening Ceremony

The BBC reports: A small interim embassy will start operating on Monday inside the existing US consulate building in Jerusalem. A larger site will be found later when the rest of the embassy moves from Tel Aviv. The opening ceremony was brought forward to coincide with the state of Israel’s 70th anniversary. President Trump is expected to address those attending ...

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ISRAEL: Violence Erupts Ahead Of Embassy Opening, 16 Palestinians Killed, Hundreds Wounded [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of Palestinian protesters converged along the border with Israel on Monday, drawing Israeli fire that killed at least 16 people in the bloodiest day of weeks of demonstrations and casting a cloud over Israel’s festive inauguration of the new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. With their anger fueled by the embassy opening, protesters set tires ...

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JERUSALEM: New Western Wall Train Station To Be Named For Trump After “Brave And Historic Decision”

The Jerusalem Post reports: A train station that will be built next to the Western Wall will be named after US President Donald Trump. The decision was made by Transportation Minister Israel Katz, who said: “The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to name the train station that leads to it after President ...

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State Department Issues “Worldwide Caution” For US Citizens In Wake Of Trump’s Move On Jerusalem

From the right wing Townhall: The State Department has issued a warning for U.S. citizens traveling anywhere in the world after the Trump administration announced its decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing it as the capital of Israel. The alert, posted on December 6, is a “worldwide caution” that asks U.S. citizens to be on ...

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REPORT: Trump Didn’t Understand Jerusalem Issue, Just Wanted To “Make A Deal” To Please Supporters

The Washington Post reports: An important outside voice advising Trump to make the leap was Adelson’s, according to several people familiar with the two men’s conversations. At a White House dinner earlier this year, Adelson made the issue a main topic, one person said. In the months that followed, Adelson periodically asked others close to Trump what was causing the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Delivers Statement On Jerusalem

The Associated Press reports: The White House says President Donald Trump will deliver remarks Wednesday outlining his decision on a potential move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the president is “pretty solid” in his thinking on the plan but won’t say what Trump will announce. Sanders says the president will make the ...

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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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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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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: 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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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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Loony Louie Gohmert Preps Bill To Defund United Nations And Make It A Crime To Recognize Palestine

From the far-right Western Journalism: Between Friday’s stab-in-the-back betrayal of one of the country’s closest allies and Wednesday’s insult-to-injury speech by Secretary of State John Kerry, President Barack Obama’s foreign policies are careening to the end of his term like a runaway train. But a conservative Texas congressman wants to put on the brakes. Rep. Louie Gohmert, the veteran Republican ...

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Netanyahu Tags Trump’s Kids In “Thank You” Tweet

Says it all, doesn’t it? The Washington Post reports: President-elect Donald Trump tweeted messages Wednesday showing his support for Israel and accusing President Obama of making inflammatory statements and damaging relations between Israel and the United States. Trump tweeted that he could no longer allow Israel to be treated with disdain and urged Israel to “stay strong” until he takes ...

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