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Australia’s shift in Israel policy could hurt ties with Arab nations, Egypt envoy says

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Ambassadors from 13 Arab countries met in Canberra on Tuesday, concerned that Australia’s move to consider recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could damage peace prospects there, Egypt’s ambassador said. Earlier on Tuesday, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the unexpected announcement that he was “open minded” about recognizing Jerusalem and possibly moving Australia’s embassy there. That prompted ...

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Australian PM faces backlash over surprise shift in Israel policy

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election that could weaken its grip on power, said on Tuesday Canberra was open to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and shifting its embassy there. Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, October 16, 2018. AAP/Mick ...

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U.S. student barred by Israel appeals to top court

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A U.S. student barred from Israel under a law against pro-Palestinian boycotters filed an appeal on Sunday with its top court, which suspended her deportation pending a discussion of the case. FILE PHOTO: U.S. student Lara Alqasem appears at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen Lara Alqasem, 22, flew to Israel ...

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New Zealand activists raise funds for Palestine charity after fine by Israel

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Two New Zealand pro-Palestinian activists have raised NZ$14,000 ($9,108.40) as of Sunday for charity after being fined by an Israeli court for their alleged role in persuading pop star Lorde to cancel a concert in Tel Aviv last year. Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab said last week they would not pay the fine of 45,000 shekels ($12,423.05) ...

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Israel says Palestinian refugees number in the thousands, not millions

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli government study shared with Washington argues that Palestinian refugees number in the thousands, not the millions designated by a U.N. aid agency whose funding has been slashed by the Trump administration, an Israeli official said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Palestinians look out of their home at Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City September 3, 2018. ...

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Israel, Syria to reopen Golan crossing on Monday: U.S. envoy to U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israel, Syria and the United Nations have agreed to open the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights on Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at a press briefing at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., July ...

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University Punishes Professor Who Refused to Write Reference for Student to Study Abroad in Israel

The University of Michigan is punishing the professor who refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student who wanted to study abroad in Israel. John Cheney-Lippold, a digital studies associate professor, will not get a merit raise during the 2018-19 academic year and cannot go on his upcoming sabbatical in January or another sabbatical for two years, according ...

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Israel Honors Righteous Diplomats in ‘Beyond Duty’ Exhibition

On January 27, 2018, the United Nations and countries around the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust.  Throughout 2018, in an exhibition called “Beyond Duty,” Israel is honoring diplomats from around the world who risked their lives and the safety of their families to rescue hundreds of Jews. The exhibition ...

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