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U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat | Reuters - Firstpost

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jan 17, 2018 02:32 AM | Updated Date: Jan 17, 2018 …

Middle East

US withholds aid for Palestinian refugees amid int'l concerns

The United States have informed a UN body in charge of aiding Palestinian refugees that the nation will withhold 65 million U.S. dollars in a bid to …

News (China)

US media reverse Ahed Tamimi's reality

When 16-year-old Palestinian Ahed Tamimi stood up to Israeli occupation soldiers, she couldn’t have known just how much of her story mainstream US …

Middle East

Tamimi's lawyer demands release, IDF: pattern of lawbreaking requires jail

Tamimi's message was that "Trump needs to take responsibility" for the decision that led to an outcry of Palestinian protests, according to her lawyer<p>…

World News

Berlin to expand counter-terror police unit

BERLIN — Germany is set to expand its elite GSG9 counter-terrorism unit in Berlin in response to attacks in Europe in recent years, including in the …

German History

Report: 2017 was worst year since Protective Edge for Gaza access

Israel has slowly limited movement from Gaza, reducing the number of exit permits by 51% from 2016 to 2017.<p>Palestinian boys stand by a fence at the …

World News

New Jersey divests from Denmarks largest bank to comply with state anti-BDS law

New Jersey divested from Denmarks largest bank in order to comply with a state law against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions or BDS movement …

Middle East

IDF soldiers responds to Palestinians throwing rocks, order restored

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>Palestinians in Jayyous, which is near Qalqilya, began throwing stones at IDF soldiers on Monday.<p>The …

Middle East

Bomb placed in car wounds Palestinian in southern Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb went off in a car in southern Lebanon on Sunday, wounding its Palestinian owner, a member of Hamas, said the Lebanese military and the Palestinian militant group.<p>It was not immediately clear who carried out the bombing in the city of Sidon or why the Palestinian, identified as …

World News

In 'The Insult,' All Politics Is A Local Neighborhood Squabble

Can something as simple as saying "I'm sorry" stop a looming war in the Middle East?<p>That's the premise of a new film called <i>The Insult</i> — it's Lebanon's entry to the Oscars. In it, a neighborhood spat pushes the city of Beirut to the brink of chaos.<p>Filmmaker Ziad Doueiri says he was inspired by a …

Culture

45 questions for President 45: Test yourself on Trump's first year

By Rebecca Taylor, News Reporter<p>On January 20, it will be one year since businessman and TV star Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the USA.<p>…

Donald Trump

Read Vic Mensa’s Powerful Essay on Palestine and American Racism

"The parallels between the black American experience and the Palestinian experience are overwhelming," the rapper writes at Time.<p>One month ago, 24-year-old Chicago rapper Vic Mensa released a video for “We Could Be Free,” the last song on his debut full-length, The Autobiography. The clip brought …

Vic Mensa

Egyptian navy fatally shoots Palestinian fisherman at sea

GAZA – The Egyptian navy opened fire on a Palestinian fisherman at sea and killed him, the Gaza Ministry said on Saturday.<p>Egyptian officials had no …

Middle East

Gaza fisherman shot dead by Egyptian army

GAZA CITY — A fisherman from the Gaza Strip was shot dead by the Egyptian army overnight for unclear reasons, Palestinians said Saturday, calling for …

Gaza

Palestinians say Egyptian forces killed Gaza fisherman

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Palestinian authorities say a Gaza fisherman died a day after Egyptian naval forces shot him off the coast.<p>The Interior …

Sinai Peninsula

Meet Hen Mazzig, Israel's "guru" of grotesque behavior

Following Israeli propaganda requires you to suspend disbelief every so often. Just when you think its practitioners cannot get any worse, one of …

Middle East

Israeli officer who open fired at a Palestinian car and killed a boy will not be prosecuted

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Israel arrests another Tamimi teenager

Another member of the Tamimi family has been arrested by Israeli forces occupying the West Bank.<p>Muhammad Bilal Tamimi, 19, was taken prisoner during …

Middle East

Vic Mensa Pens Op-Ed on “Oppression and Abuse” in Palestine

“The parallels between the black American experience and the Palestinian experience are overwhelming”

Vic Mensa

Palestinian farmer kidnapped by Israeli soldiers during tree-planting

The Israeli occupation forces on Thursday kidnapped a Palestinian farmer from his land tract in Salfit’s western town of …

Middle East

Army Kills A Teen, Injures Three Others, In Central Gaza

11 Jan<p>10:10 PM<p>Israeli soldier killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy, and injured three others, after the army attacked protesters, …

Middle East

‘The Insult’ Challenges BDS — And It May Just Win An Oscar

Last October, at the Venice Film Festival, Palestinian actor Kamel el Basha won the Best Actor Volpi Cup for his performance in the Ziad Doueiri film …

Jewish Culture

1 in 12 Christians worldwide persecuted, report shows

Palestinian worshipers face enormous amount of pressure<p>Syriac Christian women pray during mass at the Saint Efram Syriac Orthodox Church in Qamishly, …

World News

LIST: 62 visa-free countries, territories for PH passport holders

Filipinos who love to travel can enter 62 countries and territories without the need to apply for a visa before leaving the Philippines.<p>According to …

Philippines

Palestinian artist draws vivid picture of women's suffering, rage

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — For Hanaa Hamash, art is about expressing herself and giving a voice to the suffering of Palestinian women. The exhibition …

Middle East

6 Destinations on the Rise in 2018

Destinations on the rise are unexpected yet exceptional places off the beaten path. They’re not always easy to get to, but these lesser-known travel …

Canadian National Parks

Israel’s BDS attack is an attack on South Africans and ANC, says party in WC

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has warned the Israeli government that its recent blacklisting of those who support the …

Middle East

Vic Mensa Writes Op-Ed About Palestine

Vic Mensa wrote on op-ed published in Friday (Jan. 12) discussing his recent trip to Palestine.<p>The essay, titled “What Palestine Taught Me About …

Vic Mensa

Iran's aid to militant groups not going anywhere despite protests

Although groups funded by Iran throughout the region have refrained from expressing a stance on Iran’s protests, it's believed that Iran is unlikely …

Middle East

To stymie BDS, group looks to prep performers for onslaught of pressure

When artists book a show in Israel, they can expect a few things: a meaningful visit to the Western Wall, sunbathing in Tel Aviv, a dinner invite …

Middle East