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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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Netanyahu Facing New Investigation for Fraud and Bribery

(GPA) Tel Aviv – The Israeli police claimed to have found new information in an ongoing secret inquiry into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s business dealings and at now asking the attorney general’s office to authorize a full investigation. The secret probe into Netanyahu began about nine months ago and revolved around accusations that the PM had […]

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In Wake of UNSC Vote, Israel Approves Hundreds of New Settlements

(GPA) Tel Aviv – Following the vote on Friday by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) calling for a halt to further Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the Jerusalem Planning Committee has approved hundreds of new settlement homes in East Jerusalem. The Israeli government began approving new settlements over the weekend that were previously deemed […]

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Breaking: UNSC Passes Resolution Calling for Halt of Israeli Settlements

(GPA) New York – In a surprising move, the United States today abstained from a vote in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the legality of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory. With the passage of the measure introduced by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal the Israeli settlements in Palestine are officially recognized as […]

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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 […]

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UN: Israeli Occupation is Biggest Roadblock in Palestinian Development

(GPA) New York – The United Nations Country team in Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) has released a report stating that the biggest hindrance to the economy of Palestine is the Israeli occupation. The 180 page report, titled “Leave No One Behind: A Perspective on Vulnerability and Structural Disadvantage in Palestine” details the constraints placed on […]

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Syria Accuses Israel of Attack on Damascus Airbase

(GPA) Damascus – Earlier today the Syrian government accused Israel of an attack on an important airbase near the Syrian capital. Reports differ on what kind of strike actually took place but Israel has made no comment. Pro-western media outlets such as Al Jazeera are saying it was possibly an explosion of an ammunition depot […]

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Israel Nearly Doubles Their Arsenal of Stealth Fighters. But Why?

(GPA) Tel Aviv – The office of the Israeli Prime Minister issued a statement Sunday that the country would be adding 17 new F-35 stealth fighters to their Air Force. The 17 new jets would bring the total number of stealth fighters in the Israeli arsenal up to 50. This will create the capability for Israel […]