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With year’s last ‘aliyah flight,’ American immigration to Israel takes a new turn in 2017

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Israel detains 313 children– but State Department says it has no ‘information on that’

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The State Department denies knowledge of 300 Palestinian children being detained by Israel, though that fact is well-established. Heather Nauert of State was questioned by Said Arikat over the double standard the U.S. has for free speech and protest in Iran — where the U.S. is monitoring security forces’ response — and Palestine, where the U.S. doesn’t seem to care about protesters’ rights.

Source: Israel detains 313 children– but State Department says it has no ‘information on that’

Israel Privately Urging Trump To Back Down From Aid Cut Threat Toward Palestinians — Fears an ensuing humanitarian disaster in Gaza

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BY ERIC SUMNER  JANUARY 5, 2018 02:45 The Israeli Foreign Ministry opposes the move for fear of an ensuing humanitarian disaster in Gaza. A Palestinian man stands next to a cart carrying a flour sa…

Source: Israel Privately Urging Trump To Back Down From Aid Cut Threat Toward Palestinians — Fears an ensuing humanitarian disaster in Gaza

Erdogan says US verdict part of ‘plots’ against Turkey

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AFP © AFP/File | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated that bilateral agreements between Ankara and Washington could be weakened due to the trial ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkey’…

Source: Erdogan says US verdict part of ‘plots’ against Turkey

Australia’s ‘border protection’ policies cost taxpayers $4bn last year

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Figure includes $1bn spent on detaining 1,140 refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru and a further $1.06bn on border enforcement

Source: Australia’s ‘border protection’ policies cost taxpayers $4bn last year