Future of Israeli program for Diaspora Jews in limbo over funding dispute

Masa programs have been frozen due to a disagreement between its partners: the Israeli government and the Jewish Agency ...
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EU ‘deeply concerned’ over Israel’s arrest of Palestinian minors in wake of Ahed Tamimi detention

Representatives of the organization in the region cautioned Israel against trampling children's rights, calling on it to act responsibly with ...
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Netanyahu is following in Ben-Gurion’s footsteps

Netanyahu's very clear philosophy melds a neoliberal socioeconomic outlook with a security strategy that’s not far from the foundations laid ...
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Silence as Israel destroys academia

The bill, which would make Ariel University in the West Bank a de facto part of the State of Israel, ...
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Oprah: A female version of Donald Trump and Yair Lapid

An Oprah candidacy would be another example of the Western world’s obsession with a culture of celebrity and ratings over ...
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Hawaii sent scrambling after official alert wrongly warns ballistic missile is incoming

Hawaii was plunged into panic on Saturday when an official alert warned people a ballistic missile was about to hit ...
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UN chief says ‘determined’ for success in Cyprus talks

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during a press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (unseen) on February 10, 2017 in IstanbulUN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Friday he was "determined" to do his best to facilitate a deal to reunify the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, declaring himself neither optimistic nor pessimistic of success. Guterres met with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Istanbul for talks aimed at pushing for progress in reaching a Cyprus settlement, ahead of a whirlwind tour of five Arab countries. Asked about chances of success in solving the Cyprus problem, Guterres said: "I am not optimistic, I am not pessimistic.


Qatar slaps travel ban on rights lawyer: NGO

Authorities in Qatar barred Najeeb al-Nuaimi, a prominent human rights lawyer and former justice minister, from leaving the country, a rights group saidAuthorities in Qatar have barred a prominent human rights lawyer and former justice minister from leaving the country, a rights group said on Friday. Najeeb al-Nuaimi was also a lead defence lawyer in ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's trial, and has since voluntarily defended prisoners of conscience in the Gulf state.