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We should have a vaccine against viral propaganda

A response to “The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story”, Mail & Guardian, 13 January 2021 The post We should have a vaccine against viral propaganda appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Israel, Gaza, Palestine, West Bank, Hamas, Vaccine, Openaccess, Palestinian Authority, Mail Guardian, COVID-19, Dan Diker, Yara Hawari


Israeli settlers attack Palestinian homes with petrol bombs

Israeli settlers threw petrol bombs at two Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank village of Burin, near Nablus, on Thursday...
Tags: West Bank, Nablus, Burin


Israel, apartheid claims and roadblocks to peace | Letters

Readers respond to an editorial on the human rights group B’Tselem’s accusation that Israel is running an apartheid regimeWhat a pity that you unfairly defame Israel on the basis of a report by an extreme anti-Israel group, B’Tselem, that claims the country is an apartheid state (The Guardian view on Israel and apartheid: prophecy or description?, 17 January). Nothing could be further from the truth, and you would do well to note that Palestinian Israeli Arabs are treated far better in Israel th...
Tags: Israel, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Palestinian territories, Gaza, West Bank, B'Tselem


U.S. Ambassador to Israel Twitter Account Name Changed to Include West Bank and Gaza

The Biden administration on Wednesday changed the U.S. ambassador to Israel's Twitter account name to read, "the official Twitter...
Tags: Israel, Gaza, West Bank, Biden


UK ‘seriously concerned’ by Israel’s decision to build 780 settlements in the West Bank

The British government has called for construction to ‘cease immediately’
Tags: UK, Israel, West Bank


Why a leading Israeli rights group is calling Israel an 'apartheid' state

A Palestinian demonstrator shot by Israeli troops is carried by fellow protesters during clashes near the Israeli border fence in northeast Gaza. Reuters Leading Israeli human-rights group B'Tselem has begun describing both Israel and its control of the Palestinian territories as a single "apartheid" regime. "We have decided to use this word because it is the correct term to describe the reality between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and the entire area that is under Israel's c...
Tags: Politics, New York, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Trends, Ap, South Africa, Gaza, West Bank, International criminal court, East Jerusalem, Arab, Mediterranean, Gaza Strip, Palestinians


Israel is accused of 'racism' by Palestinian PM after excluding 4million people in the West Bank and Gaza from its Covid-19 vaccine program

Israel's Arab residents and the Palestinians of east Jerusalem will be vaccinated by Israel but Palestinians living in the West Bank and...
Tags: Israel, Jerusalem, Gaza, West Bank


Coronavirus cases in Israel are finally beginning to decline from record highs after it vaccinated 27% of its population

A woman prepares to receive a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine from medical personnel at a vaccination center in Jerusalem Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images Israel has vaccinated approximately 27% of its citizens — about 2.43 million people of its population of 9 million.  More than 550,000 people in the country have already had COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Israel is nowhere near COVID-19 free, but both the seven-day and three-day moving averages...
Tags: News, Australia, Israel, US, International, Jerusalem, Trends, Gaza, Healthcare, West Bank, New Zealand, Pfizer, Benjamin Netanyahu, Abc News, Johns Hopkins, Reuters


Coronavirus live news: UK had world's highest Covid death toll last week; more countries record new variant

UK had highest Covid death toll in week to 17 January with 16.5 deaths per 1m people; Czech Republic and Japan find Covid variant first detected in UKWHO: just 25 Covid vaccine doses administered in low-income countriesGermany weighs up mandatory FFP2 masks in shops and on transportVenezuela’s Nicolás Maduro sends oxygen to tackle Brazil’s Covid crisisItalian PM battles for coalition’s survival over Covid recovery planUK coronavirus updates – live 6.28pm GMT The World Health Organization has...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Africa, Israel, UK News, World news, US news, Czech Republic, Asia Pacific, Gaza, West Bank, Brazil, World Health Organization, Nicolás Maduro, Coronavirus


Land of wine and honey? Israeli settlers export to #UAE, to Palestinian chagrin | Reuters

Land of wine and honey? Israeli settlers export to UAE, to Palestinian chagrin | Reuters Wine produced in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank and labelled “from the land of Israel” will soon be available for sale in the United Arab Emirates, settler business leaders said.Palestinians have condemned the export deal, saying settlements are illegal under international law, a view shared by many countries but disputed by Israel.After forging official relations with the UAE last year unde...
Tags: Travel, Israel, West Bank, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Reuters, Arab Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Reuters Wine, Vered Ben Sa'adon, Ben Sa'adon


With Trump hunkered down and time running out, Mike Pompeo has been 'laying landmines' for Joe Biden

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a press briefing in New Delhi, October 27, 2020. MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images In three days this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unveiled several drastic changes to US foreign policy. Backlash to those policies was swift, with many criticizing them as further attempts to undercut the Biden administration and as an effort by Pompeo to burnish his own political credentials. "Pompeo is continuing with reckless, politicized foreign-policy decisions,...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, China, US, International, America, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, Iran, Taiwan, Cnn, Analysis, Beijing


The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story

Israel is refusing to provide the vaccine to the millions of Palestinians it is forcefully ruling over. The post The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Israel, Palestine, West Bank, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Benjamin Netanyahu, Openaccess, Palestinian Authority, Geneva Convention, COVID-19, Covax, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Covax programme, Sputnik V vaccine


Israel announces new settlement homes in the West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday the construction of some 800 housing units in the Jewish settlements in the...
Tags: Israel, West Bank, Benjamin Netanyahu


Israel, the Palestinians, and the COVID-19 vaccination rollout: The legal and moral obligations

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine to an elderly Palestinian man at the Clalit Health Services in neighbourhood of Beit Hanina, in the Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, on January 7, 2021. Ahmad Gharabli/ AFP/ Getty Images Israel is the world leader in vaccinating its population against COVID-19. About 19% of the population has already received a dose of the vaccine. Israeli citizens and Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem are eligible to be vaccinated. Those in the West...
Tags: Politics, UK, Russia, Israel, US, International, Jerusalem, Trends, Bloomberg, PA, Ap, West, Gaza, Healthcare, Middle East, Palestine


Space 2021: All the Mars landings, eclipses, astronaut flights, rocket launches, and other big missions to look for this year

The year 2021 will bring an exciting series of Mars landings, rocket launches, astronaut flights, and more. NASA; JPL-Caltech; Boeing; SpaceX In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China's landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut missions, and much more. Here's what to watch for in 2021. Visit Busin...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Utah, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Dart, Australia, China, Virginia, India, US, Alabama, Beck, Trends, Nasa


Palestinians excluded from Israeli Covid vaccine rollout as jabs go to settlers

Human rights groups accuse Israel of dodging obligations to millions in occupied territories who may wait months for vaccinationIsrael is celebrating an impressive, record-setting vaccination drive, having given initial jabs of coronavirus shots to more than a 10th of the population. But Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza can only watch and wait.As the world ramps up what is already on track to become a highly unequal vaccination push – with people in richer nations first to...
Tags: Health, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Gaza, West Bank, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


25 settler attacks on Palestinians reported since settler teen died in israeli police chase

As Jerusalem and West Bank boil with protests over police's alleged role in death of Ahuvia Sandak, Yesh Din rights group reports...
Tags: Jerusalem, West Bank, Ahuvia Sandak Yesh Din


2021 in space: This year will bring Mars landings, eclipses, and even more commercial astronaut launches. Here's what to watch for.

SpaceX's Demo-2 mission lifts off with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley inside a Crew Dragon spaceship, May 30, 2020. SpaceX In 2020, SpaceX became the first private company to launch humans into orbit, Japan brought asteroid samples to Earth, and China's landed a spacecraft on the moon. But 2021 is set to be an even more ambitious year in space, with rovers set to land on Mars, new commercial astronaut missions, and much more. Here's what to watch for in 2021. Visit Busines...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Utah, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Dart, Australia, China, Virginia, India, US, Alabama, Beck, Trends, Nasa


How Israel got vaccines to 9% of its population in less than 2 weeks - far more than any other country

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, December 20, 2020. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo In less than two weeks, Israel has provided vaccine doses to nearly 9% of its residents. By contrast, the US has gotten doses to .95% of its population, and the UK less than 1.5%.  Experts say Israel's small size, along with its aggressive vaccine procurement efforts and universal, centralized healthcare system put the country ahead.  Visit Business Insi...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Singapore, Israel, US, International, Trends, Bloomberg, Canada, Palestine, West Bank, Who, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer


Mayor review – grappling with reality inside Ramallah city hall

Ramallah’s leader Musa Hadid navigates diplomatic stresses and day-to-day problems in this love letter to the West Bank Musa Hadid is the popular Palestinian mayor of Ramallah in the West Bank, and this thoughtful, sympathetic documentary tracks his stressful day-to-day working life – shown suddenly getting a lot more stressful in 2017 when President Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moving the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. Hadid feels strongly that this move em...
Tags: Film, Israel, US, Jerusalem, World news, Culture, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, West Bank, Manhattan, William, Woody Allen, Trump, Ramallah, Hadid


Mayor review – inside Ramallah City Hall

Ramallah’s leader Musa Hadid navigates diplomatic stresses and day-to-day problems in this love letter to the West Bank Musa Hadid is the popular Palestinian mayor of Ramallah in the West Bank, and this thoughtful, sympathetic documentary tracks his stressful day-to-day working life – shown suddenly getting a lot more stressful in 2017 when President Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moving the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. Hadid feels strongly that this move em...
Tags: Film, Israel, US, Jerusalem, World news, Culture, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, West Bank, Manhattan, William, Woody Allen, Trump, Ramallah, Hadid


16-year old, suspected of throwing rocks, dies in police chase in the West Bank

Fatality named as Ahuvia Sandak; 4 others injured when their car rolls over during police pursuit; legal aid group claims law...
Tags: West Bank, Ahuvia Sandak


A Covid Christmas Comes to Bethlehem

Every Christmas, the quiet West Bank town of Bethlehem becomes a bustling hub for pilgrims, tourists and dignitaries. Not this year.
Tags: West Bank, Bethlehem


Hiking in the West Bank is bittersweet because its beauty threatened by Israel | Jalal Abukhater

Israeli settlements and checkpoints are encroaching on one of the few escapes from harsh reality available to PalestiniansIt was a lovely mid-October morning when our bus departed Ramallah, carrying around 50 young Palestinians eager to hike in the hills of the southern West Bank. What followed was truly an authentic Palestinian hiking experience. Related: Dehumanising: Israeli groups’ verdict on military invasions of Palestinian homes Continue reading...
Tags: Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Walking, West Bank, Ramallah, Jalal Abukhater


‘May God give us patience’: Palestinians mourn child killed

Ali Abu Alia is the fifth Palestinian minor from West Bank killed by Israeli forces with live ammunition this year.
Tags: West Bank, Ali Abu Alia


13 year-old Palestinian killed in West Bank by Israeli army

Palestinian teen killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli army: health ministry
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The #UAE and #Israel's whirlwind honeymoon has gone beyond normalization - CNN

The UAE and Israel's whirlwind honeymoon has gone beyond normalization - CNN "Ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates are 'blossoming,'" a senior official traveling with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters last month. Blossoming is, perhaps, an understatement. Since the 1978 Camp David Accords, Israel has "normalized" relations with Egypt, Jordan (1994), Mauritania (1999), and most recently, the UAE and Bahrain. Last month Israel and Sudan also signed an agreement to normal...
Tags: Travel, Israel, US, Cnn, Egypt, West Bank, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Bahrain, Uae, Mauritania, State, Golan Heights, Egypt Jordan, Jordan Syria, Mike Pompeo


Pompeo seen as auditioning for 2024 on Israel trip while he organizes at home

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's groundbreaking trip to a West Bank settlement Thursday was meant to highlight the Trump administration's commitment to Israel. Instead, it reignited speculation that the top US diplomat's higher priority is his own political future.
Tags: Israel, US, Cnn, West Bank, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Pompeo makes unprecedented visits to Israeli settlement in West Bank and Golan

It is the first time a top US official visiting Israel makes such a trip, seen as controversial.
Tags: News, Israel, US, West Bank, Golan, Pompeo


Pompeo's West Bank trip would be unthinkable for any other US Secretary of State. But not him

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Psagot on Thursday marked the first time a top American diplomat has visited a settlement in the West Bank, considered illegal under international law. For any other Secretary of State, this move would have been unprecedented, breaking with decades of US foreign policy and ignoring UN Security Council resolutions. But not from Pompeo, who has been moving American policy in this direction since virtually the beginning of his time as the Trump administrati...
Tags: US, Cnn, West Bank, UN Security Council, Trump, State, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Psagot