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Isreali Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Majority Votes To Head New Govt

Isreali Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has been urged to form the country's next government. The call was made on Monday by fifty-five members of the Knesset parliament, as against the fifty-four votes for the opposition, Benny Gantz’s Blue and White political alliance. Netanyahu is the head of the Likud Party. On Sunday, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began two-day consultations with elected parties to pick a politician with the best chance of forming a coalition government. The round of consultations with

Israeli Prime Minister Warns EU: €18m Aid To Iran ‘Big Mistake’

The European Union will come to regret its economic aid plan for Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu warned Friday. “I think giving money to this regime at this time is a big mistake and should be stopped,” he said of the 18 million euros (20.9 million dollars) the EU earmarked to Iran as part of efforts to uphold the nuclear deal following the reimposition of U.S. sanctions. “Where will the extra money go?” Netanyahu continued. “It is not going to go to solve the water problem in Iran, it is not going to…

Israel Adopts Controversial Jewish Nation-State Law

Israel's parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens. Arab lawmakers and Palestinians called the law "racist" and said it legalised "apartheid" following a tumultuous debate in parliament. Others said it neglects to specify equality and Israel's democratic character, implying that the country's Jewish nature comes first. The legislation, adopted by 62 votes to 55, makes Hebrew the…

Emulate Trump, Move Nigerian Embassy To Jerusalem, CAN Tells FG

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged the Federal Government to follow America’s footstep in moving Nigerian’s embassy in Israel from the city of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. CAN President, Samson Ayokunle in statement issued by Adebayo Oladeji, his spokesman on Tuesday said the relocation of the capital to Jerusalem was “special anniversary present from the God of the patriarchs.” This statement comes a day after Paraguay officially moved its country’s embassy to Jerusalem, with President Horacio Cartes in…

U.S. Embassy Road Signs Go Up In Jerusalem

U.S. Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday ahead of next week’s opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital. Trump says he is making good on U.S. legislation and presidential pledges dating back decades. Other world powers have not done so, sidestepping one of the thorniest disputes between Israel and the Palestinians, who want their own state with East Jerusalem as the capital. A Reuters witness saw workmen installing the signs, in…

Pulling Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal Won’t Affect North Korea Talks – Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday says pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal will not have negative impact on his upcoming nuclear talks with North Korea. Trump stressed that he would be open to negotiating new nuclear accord with Tehran. Trump told a news conference when asked if pulling out of the Iran deal would send the wrong message to Pyongyang that “I think it sends the right message. “You know in seven years that deal will have expired and Iran is free to go ahead and create nuclear weapons.” Trump,…

Israel Makes U-turn, Cancels Deal To Resettle 16,000 Africa Asylum Seekers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled an agreement with the UN to resettle some 16,000 African asylum seekers in Western countries and an equal amount in Israel, less than 24 hours after he announced the deal as “unprecedented.” “I listened attentively to many comments on the agreement,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “As a result, and after re-evaluating the balance of advantages and drawbacks, I decided to cancel the agreement.” Anti-immigrant groups and politicians in Netanyahu’s own party had…

Israel Cancels Plan To Deport Africans

Israel says it has reached a deal with the UN refugee agency to cancel the plan to deport thousands of African refugees. Speaking at a news conference with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli interior minister Arye Dery said that following tough negotiations with the UNHCR, Israel had agreed to resettle one asylum seeker in a Western country for every asylum seeker awarded temporary residency status in Israel. Canada, Germany, Italy are among countries to take in asylum seekers. Israel will deport…

Africans Protest Israeli Deportation

African migrants in Israel have taken to the street to protest their planned deportation from the country. The Israeli government had proposed giving each migrant $3,500 to leave, with the option of going home or alternative country where they are welcomed. But the migrants, who have since rejected the offer, protested in cities like Tel Aviv, in front of embassies, with their faces painted white. The protesters carried placards on which was written words like, "Now I'm White. Will you deport me?", "Do Black lives…
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