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  • Israeli rights group criticizes ‘oppression’ of Palestinians

    The head of Israel's leading human rights group has strongly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government during a contentious UN Security Council meeting for what he called its "oppression" and denial of rights to the Palestinians.

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  • Israeli rights group criticizes ‘oppression’ of Palestinians

    The head of Israel's leading human rights group has strongly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government during a contentious UN Security Council meeting for what he called its "oppression" and denial of rights to the Palestinians.

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  • Israel's Supreme Court overturns deportation of US student

    Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday overturned an appeals court ruling that agreed with the government's decision to bar an American graduate student from entering the country over her alleged involvement in the boycott movement against the Jewish state. The court accepted Alqasem's appeal,...

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  • U.S. student in boycott case allowed to stay in Israel: court

    An American student who was barred entry into Israel under a law against foreign activists who support boycotts of the state over its policies towards the Palestinians was given permission to stay in the country by the Supreme Court on Thursday.

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  • Israeli supreme court overturns ruling barring US student from country

    Lara Alqasem refused entry on study visa on 2 OctoberAuthorities cited her role in Students for Justice in PalestineAn American student who was barred entry into Israel under a law against foreign activists who support boycotts of the state because of its policies towards the Palestinians has been given permission to stay in the country by the supreme court. In its ruling on Thursday, the court criticised Israeli authorities for denying entry to Lara Alqasem, 22, and said their decision gave...

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  • US downgrades consulate for Palestinians into Israel embassy unit

    Consulate general and embassy will merge, Mike Pompeo said, but it ‘does not signal a change of US policy’ The United States has announced it plans to close its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians, downgrading the consulate in Jerusalem to a unit under the control of the embassy to Israel. “We plan to achieve significant efficiencies and increase our effectiveness by merging US embassy Jerusalem and US consulate general Jerusalem into a single diplomatic mission,” the secretary of state,...

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  • U.S. student in boycott case allowed to stay in Israel

    JERUSALEM, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. student who was initially barred entry into Israel under a law against foreign pro-Palestinian activists who call for...

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  • U.S. student in boycott case allowed to stay in Israel: court

    A U.S. student who was initially barred entry into Israel under a law against foreign pro-Palestinian activists who call for boycotts of Israel will be allowed to stay in the country, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.

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  • US incorporates diplomatic office for Palestinians into Jerusalem embassy

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday that the U.S. will be merging the diplomatic office that deals with Palestinians with its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem.Rather than having a separate office to inter...

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  • Lawyers of U.S. student in Israeli boycott case claim "victory"

    The lawyers of a U.S. student who was barred entry into Israel under a law against foreign pro-Palestinian activists who call for boycotts of Israel, claimed "victory" after the Supreme Court weighed in on the case.

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  • Israel steps up armored deployment on Gaza border

    Israel ramped up its armored forces along the Gaza border on Thursday in a daylight show of force, a day after a Palestinian rocket destroyed a home in southern Israel.

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  • Jerusalem vote: a weathervane on ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel

    As a member of the largest Jewish religious community in Jerusalem, Yossi Daitsh should have a big lead in the holy city's mayoral election race.

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  • Jerusalem vote: a weathervane on ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel

    As a member of the largest Jewish religious community in Jerusalem, Yossi Daitsh should have a big lead in the holy city's mayoral election race.

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  • Putin says it's not up to Russia to persuade Iran to pull out of Syria

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that it was not up to Russia to persuade Iran to pull its forces out of Syria, and that the governments calling for Iran to leave should provide guarantees that they would not meddle in Syria's affairs.

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  • U.S. to merge Jerusalem consulate in to new embassy

    The United States will merge the U.S. Consulate General, which serves Palestinians, with its new embassy into a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.

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  • Putin says it's not up to Russia to persuade Iran to pull out of Syria

    President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that it was not up to Russia to persuade Iran to pull its forces out of Syria, and that the governments calling for Iran to leave should provide guarantees that they would not meddle in Syria's affairs.

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  • After Jerusalem embassy move, US changes status of consulate

    JERUSALEM (AP) - The United States says it is placing its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians under the authority of its embassy to Israel. The State Department said Thursday that merging the Jerusalem Consulate with the newly opened Jerusalem Embassy will achieve "significant efficiencies." But the move also has ...

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  • Israel’s Supreme Court overturns deportation of US student

    Lawyers for a U.S. student who was denied entry to Israel because of alleged support for a boycott campaign say the Supreme Court has accepted her appeal and will allow her study in the country.

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