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Palestine

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World

Could Biden stop Netanyahu’s plans? A national security expert looks at Israel’s attack on Rafah

Palestinians crowd a street as smoke billows from Israeli strikes in Rafah on May 7, 2024. AFP via Getty Images     By Gregory F. Treverton, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences   Israel entered Rafah, a city that marks Gaza’s southern border crossing with Egypt, on May 7, 2024, launching a military offensive that the U.S. and others have cautioned Israel not to pursue. President Joe Biden warned […]

todayMay 10, 2024 25

World

Biden Urges Order Amid Campus Unrest Across U.S

U.S President, Joseph Biden emphasizes the importance of order on college campuses as unrest spreads across universities nationwide. Police have made over 1000 arrests following pro-Palestinian protests and Gaza solidarity encampments at major schools, where students and staff advocate boycotting entities linked to Israel. However, recent violent clashes, allegations of provocative chants, and law enforcement responses have ignited outrage and fear, drawing criticism toward the Biden administration from various quarters. […]

todayMay 3, 2024 18

South Africa

Metalworkers union in S.A condemns Israeli Prime Minister and United States president for their actions in Palestine

Metalworkers union Numsa in S.A condemns Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and United States president Joe Biden for their actions in Palestine, accusing them of conducting a genocidal campaign against Palestinians. The union has announced its solidarity with Palestine, following a request from American activist Angela Davis. They have agreed to collaborate with Davis on a campaign to defend Palestine, mobilising support locally, regionally, and internationally. Numsa’s Phakamile Hlubi-Majola has […]

todayMay 2, 2024 4

World

OHCHR alarmed by reports of mass graves in Gaza

Disturbing reports continue to emerge about mass graves in Gaza in which Palestinian victims were found reportedly stripped naked with their hands tied. Responding to these developments the UN human rights office OHCHR expressed deep concern about possible war crimes. OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani. In the statement, the United Nations human rights chief Volker Türk said the UN human rights office had "renewed concerns about possible war crimes" after officials […]

todayApril 24, 2024 23

World

U.S vetoes Palestine’s bid to join U.N

Palestine has not been admitted to the United Nations as a full member, following a Security Council vote. The United States vetoed the bid - as was widely expected. Twelve nations in the 15-member council voted for the resolution, and two countries - the United Kingdom and Switzerland, abstained. Earlier, U.N Secretary General Antonio Guterres said six months of war has made Gaza a "humanitarian hellscape" and repeated calls for […]

todayApril 19, 2024 18

World

U.N Security Council set to vote on Palestinian statehood

Plans are now afoot for the UN Security Council to vote on recognizing Palestine as a UN state. This comes after the council's admissions committee considering the application was unable to make a unanimous recommendation. The vote is expected to take place this week, however the United States has already indicated that it does not support the move. Jody Jacobs reports from the United Nations in New York.  

todayApril 18, 2024 6

World

Rebuilding Gaza was seen as a ‘Herculean’ task before Oct. 7; six months of bombing has led to crises that will long outlive the war

Palestinians look for survivors after a Israeli strike in Gaza on Oct. 31, 2023. AP Photo/Doaa AlBaz Dima Nazzal, Georgia Institute of Technology Over a decade ago, a United Nations report described the Gaza Strip as virtually unlivable, adding that it would require “Herculean efforts” to change that. Today, after six months of bombardment, mass displacement and siege by Israel, the task of rebuilding Gaza seems practically unimaginable. I’m a […]

todayApril 9, 2024 16

World

Australia suggests it could recognise Palestinian state

    Australia on Tuesday became the latest country to advocate formal recognition of a  further shattering a long-standing diplomatic taboo in the West. Foreign Minister Penny Wong said that recognising a state of Palestine could restart the moribund Middle East peace process and undermine extremist forces in the Middle East. "Recognising a Palestinian state -- one that can only exist side by side with a secure Israel -- doesn't […]

todayApril 9, 2024 21

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