Day: 05/04/2018

Hollywood executives back Netflix over anti-Israel ‘Fauda’ boycott – Middle East Affairs

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By Middle East Affairs After an organization called for Netflix to boycott an Israeli television series, Hollywood executives are voicing their support for the online streaming service, Reuters reports. Israeli-made television series “Fauda” is set in the West Bank and tells the story of an Israeli undercover agent who is searching for a Palestinian militant. […]

Source: Hollywood executives back Netflix over anti-Israel ‘Fauda’ boycott – Middle East Affairs

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Campaign urges Israel soldiers to refuse to shoot unarmed Palestinians

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AFP © AFP | A Palestinian demonstrator throws stones at Israeli soldiers across the border (background) east of Gaza City on March 30, 2018 JERUSALEM (AFP) – A prominent campaign by an Israel…

Source: Campaign urges Israel soldiers to refuse to shoot unarmed Palestinians

Looming regional crisis threatens UN peace mission – Middle East Affairs

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A perfect storm of events across the Middle East is threatening to undermine Unifil’s efforts, with the peacekeeping force surrounded by war and political turmoil. To Lebanon’s south lies Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, where last week Israeli troops killed 16 people in the Gaza Strip, in some of the worst bloodshed the coastal […]

Source: Looming regional crisis threatens UN peace mission – Middle East Affairs

Mossad Chief ‘100 Percent Certain’ Iran Seeks Nuclear Bomb

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April 5, 2018 Yossi Cohen, the head of the Israeli Mossad attends a Fourth of July Independence Day celebration at the residence of the US Ambassador to Israel in Herzilya Pituah on July 3, 2017 JE…

Source: Mossad Chief ‘100 Percent Certain’ Iran Seeks Nuclear Bomb

Rise of petro-yuan provides dilemma for Saudi Aramco/Frank Kane – Middle East Affairs

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The Chinese move was an instant success, with trading volumes overtaking traditional Brent futures in London on the opening day. It remains to be seen how the pattern will settle down long-term, but the Chinese authorities will have been encouraged by the launch, and participation from some big global energy traders, such as Glencore and […]

Source: Rise of petro-yuan provides dilemma for Saudi Aramco/Frank Kane – Middle East Affairs

Israel frees detained migrants after deal with U.N. collapses – Middle East Affairs

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By Middle East Affairs Israel released a small group of African migrants from detention on Wednesday after a deal to send them to Rwanda collapsed, Reuters reports. Another 200 hundred are still at the Saharonim detention center in southern Israel and might be deported to Uganda, but the news agency said that would depend on […]

Source: Israel frees detained migrants after deal with U.N. collapses – Middle East Affairs