The renowned scientist and cosmologist has expressed his support for the academic boycott of Israel which has also been endorsed by the Teachers Union of Ireland along with the members of the Association for Asian American Studies in the United States.
Obama expressed his happiness to be away from Capitol Hill for a little while. He said to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they posed for pictures on the airport tarmac, “It’s good to get away from Congress.”
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President Barack Obama planted a magnolia tree in Israeli President Shimon Peres’ Jerusalem garden. It symbolizes the ever-growing strong friendship between the two countries. It also signifies the United States’ commitment to stand alongside Israel against nuclear-armed Iran.
But news has emerged that before the plant’s roots can take hold, the Israeli government will inspect it. A source told ABC News that the magnolia tree will be uprooted in a week by the Israeli Agriculture Department. The roots of the tree were covered with plastic when it was planted by Obama as Israel doesn’t allow plants within its borders from other countries.
Here are some pictures from the planting of the tree in the Holy Land:
Fans of Beitar Jerusalem FC, one of Israel’s biggest football clubs, are angry and upset over the signing of two Muslim players Zaur Sadayev and Dzhabrail Kadiyev. The team’s hardcore right-wing supporters even walked out of the stadium on Sunday night at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem, Israel.
Read more: Jerusalem Fans Walk Out Over Muslim Players
Israel launched two Palestinians-only bus lines in the occupied West Bank on Monday, a step an Israeli rights group described as racist and which the Transport Ministrycalled an improvement in service.
Read More: Israel Launches ‘Palestinians Only’ Buses
Mr Galloway, who is the Respect party MP for Bradford West horrified students during an Oxford University session by refusing to debate with the opponent, who’s a third year student, telling him: “I don’t debate with Israelis.”
According to reports, the Respect MP had been booked to attend the debate at Christ Church college and had spoken for a few minutes in favor of the motion that ‘Israel should withdraw immediately from the West Bank’.
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Israeli Sniper Mor Ostrovski Posts Controversial Photo Of Palestinian Child In Crosshairs On Instagram (PHOTO)
A young Israeli soldier, 20-year-old Mor Ostrovski, a sniper in the Israel Defense Forces, posted this image to his Instagram account (now deleted) showing a Palestinian boy in the crosshairs of his sniper rifle.
Needless to say the image has created ripples of outrage around the world. The photo went viral, and things got really testy, really fast.
Israeli Airstrikes Inside Syria Amid Fears Of Aiding Hezbollah Might Be Another Violation Of the UN Charter
Palestinians celebrate but international reaction mixed over UN vote for de facto state recognition. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says the U.N. vote is an important step in the right direction.
Jodi Rudoren, the Jerusalem Bureau Chief of the New York Times, is pretty active on Twitter and Facebook. Or so people thought. It has been revealed that her Twitter account has been assigned a Twitter Editor who is actually behind all the posts and interactions.
This video can simply be described as Jon Stewart’s point of view on the Middle East situation. Apparently, when it comes to the crisis in the Middle East, the Daily Show host seems to be a little confused differentiating between a political conflict and the celebrity star Ryan Gosling. Talking about the violent standoff that erupted this month between Israel and Hamas, instead of an illustration of the Gaza Strip provided a shot of Ryan Gosling under the headline,
‘Conflict in the Gosling Stripped’.
‘I think I found a way to solve this conflict, somebody needs to surrender some holy land,’ Stewart added.
The region of Middle East has for long been either about the atrocities taking place in Syria, or Israeli bombardment in Gaza. But this time the reason Middle East is making news all over the world is a science project of a wholly unexpected kind.
Palestine and Israel may have reached a ceasefire agreement, but the feeling of fear and intimidation following six days of massive bombardment still remains in the air. This feeling of fear is quite clearly demonstrated by an image that was recently posted by a Redditorjonscotchon the website.