World Refugee Council Calls on Nations to Use Frozen Funds to Help the Displaced

A Syrian refugee woman carries wood to be used in supporting her family’s tent from an upcoming storm in Barelias, Lebanon, on Jan. 13, 2019.  Marwan Naanmani—picture alliance/Getty Image (UNITED NATIONS) — The World Refugee Council called Thursday for up … Read More

Palestinians launch bid for full UN membership

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Speaking a day after Donald Trump said he would unveil a new Mideast peace plan within months, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said the US president could not be regarded as a neutral brokerTIMOTHY A. CLARY (AFP) The Palestinians will launch … Read More

Is the IDF ready for its next legal war?

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While protests, attempts to infiltrate Israel’s border fence, and fire kites have slowed some in recent weeks, no one has declared the crisis over and the IDF still views the situation as ongoing. ALESTINIANS PRAY yesterday next to the bodies … Read More

Israel Struggles to Explain Why Snipers Used to Quell Palestinian Protest

Putrid water, tear gas has limited effectiveness, Israel says Palestinians appeal for UN help to save them from ‘massacre’ Israeli soldiers and snipers at the border east of Gaza City on May 15. Photographer: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images Skunk water, … Read More

Saudi king pledges $150m for Jerusalem, $50m for UNRWA

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US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (R) upon arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on May 20, 2017 BANDAR AL-JALOUD (Saudi Royal Palace/AFP) “East Jerusalem is an integral part of … Read More

Israel launches plan to expel thousands of African migrants

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Abir Sultan, pool via AP, File) Jerusalem – Israel on Wednesday began implementing a plan to force tens of thousands of African migrants out of the country by April, threatening to arrest those who stay. … Read More