Category Archives: Current Events

EBU fines Iceland for their band’s display of Palestinian scarves during Eurovision final

Speaking of Eurovision, there was an incident last year in which Iceland’s band, Hatari, displayed scarves bearing the Palestinian flag while being broadcasted at the finals (which took place in Israel last year). Iceland was fined for this gesture because … Continue reading

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Explosives Found on Gazan Women Seeking Medical Care in Israel

Two women from Gaza with permits to enter Israel to receive cancer treatment for one of the women were apprehended attempting to smuggle explosives in vials marked as medical supplies. Hamas is suspected by the Shin Bet as having used … Continue reading

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Hezbollah threatens CBRN attack if new war erupts

Hezbollah issued a statement through Iranian state TV that they would not hold back if war broke out between Israel and Lebanon again. Threats included missile attacks against chemical production sites and nuclear reactors in Israel, which would constitute a … Continue reading

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One sided Right of Return continues

This week, over a hundred Jews from an obscure sect in India, one of the so-called ‘lost tribes’, immigrate to Israel and take up Israeli Citizenship. This is guaranteed to all Jews worldwide, through Israel’s Right of Return policy. Palestinians … Continue reading

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Hamas hardliner Yehiya Sinwar elected as Gaza leader

The Commander of Hamas armed wing, Yehiya Sinwar, has been elected to lead Hamas and has taken over the running of the Gaza strip. Yehiya Sinwar is known for opposing any peace deal with the Israeli¬†Government. Hamas is not loyal … Continue reading

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Israel and the Palestinians: Can settlement issue be solved?

This BBC article provides a brief guide to Israeli settlements. It covers where the settlements are located, and states that a deal on the settlements is unlikely, especially in East Jerusalem, since Israel regards Jerusalem as its capital. However, the … Continue reading

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Israeli firm seeks to build Trump’s border wall

Magal Security Systems, the Israeli firm who built many sections of the various border walls separating Israel from Palestinian territories, has offered their expertise to the new border wall project between the US and Mexico propsed by President Trump. This … Continue reading

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Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldier in Jenin

After an incursion by Palestinians into an Israeli military base, one Palestine¬†was shot and killed and five were injured by the Israeli Army. The army said that they were opened fire on after the camp had been attacked. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01/palestinian-shot-dead-jenin-170129080557442.html Nathan … Continue reading

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Israel approves permits for settler homes

Local Israeli council has just approved a building plan for 566 settler homes in East Jerusalem, just days after the Trump Inauguration. Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank are considered illegal under international law. Palestinian leaders have called on … Continue reading

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New water resources for Gaza

Currently, Gaza is highly reliant on Israel and international aid for much of its basic utilities and resources, such as drinking water. This article details the opening of a new desalination plant opening in Gaza, via EU funding. This increases … Continue reading

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