Day: 20/05/2018

White House Pushes Ahead with Mideast Peace Plan

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The plan’s main authors have already begun to quietly brief select allies and partners on elements of the proposal.

Source: White House Pushes Ahead with Mideast Peace Plan

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‘Open up or we’ll tase you’: Police arrest activists protesting Gaza violence

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In the northern city of Haifa, Israeli police are arresting activists who are organizing demonstrations against the violence in Gaza. Israeli police arrested and interrogated a number of Palestinian and Jewish political activists from the northern city of Haifa over the past several days, due to their participation in demonstrations following the killing of over 60 protesters in Gaza this past week. Among those arrested were General Secretary of Hadash’s Haifa chapter, Raja Zaatry, and Yoav Bar, an activist with the Abnaa al-Balad movement, who was arrested twice. [tmwinpost] Iris Bar, a political activist and Yoav’s partner, describes what happened:…

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UK Considers Deploying More Troops to Afghanistan: Report

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The UK defense secretary has reportedly asked for another 400 troops to help fight the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Source: UK Considers Deploying More Troops to Afghanistan: Report

PressTV-UK abstention from UN Gaza vote ‘disgusting’

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The UK shadow foreign secretary has slammed her country’s abstention on a UN vote on Israeli violence in Gaza as “disgusting.”

Source: PressTV-UK abstention from UN Gaza vote ‘disgusting’