Israel & Palestine Middle East

Jerusalem Officials Abruptly Cancel Vote on Illegal Settlements

(teleSUR) Jerusalem – Despite the decision to cancel the vote, Israeli Occupation Forces demolished several Palestinian-owned facilities Tuesday night. Jerusalem’s city officials have decided to cancel a vote that would have looked into approving some 618 illegal settlements in the Israeli-occupied side of East Jerusalem. The vote would have been the first act of open […]

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US Sold $40 Billion in Weapons in 2015, Tops Global Arms Market

(teleSUR) Washington – While the global arms trade declined overall, the biggest sellers of global weapons, the United States and France, saw an increase in sales. With decades of imperialist meddling around the world and a culture defined by hyper-militarism, it’s no surprise the United States yet again topped the list of global weapons sales […]

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Middle East Turkey

10,000 Social Media Users Targeted in Turkey’s Terrorism Probe

(teleSUR) Ankara – Turkey’s terrorism probe and authoritarian crackdown has only increased since the July coup attempt in the country. Since the coup attempt in July of this year, Turkey’s terrorism probe and crackdown on its citizens and President Tayyip Erdogan’s power-flexing continue on. In its latest clampdown, Turkey is set to investigate 10,000 people […]

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Trump Wants Obama to Veto UN Vote Against Israeli Settlements

(teleSUR) Palestine –  The resolution would demand Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory.” U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the Obama administration on Thursday to veto a U.N. Security Council draft resolution calling for an immediate halt to illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land. Netanyahu […]