Trump’s peace plan: A blueprint for more Middle East conflict?

Israel is seriously examining the plan named Peace to Prosperity, US President Trump’s vision for the Middle East, which was formally unveiled in Washington in January in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Notably absent, the Palestinians, whose input was not sought for the proposal. There are so many reasons why Netanyahu is happy with … Read more Trump’s peace plan: A blueprint for more Middle East conflict?

Will West Bank annexation trigger turmoil? | Inside Story

The West Bank and East Jerusalem are at the heart of any future Palestinian state. But, occupied by Israeli forces since 1967 and now threatened by annexation, Palestinian dreams of their own homeland look increasingly impossible. Israel’s Prime Minister wants to declare sovereignty over illegal settlements, both in the west bank and the Jordan valley. … Read more Will West Bank annexation trigger turmoil? | Inside Story

Future of Food: World’s first 3D printed plant-based steak

Israeli start-up Redefine Meat plans to launch 3D printers to produce plant-based steaks, mimicking real beef, in a bid to win a slice of the fast-growing alternative meat market. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get … Read more Future of Food: World’s first 3D printed plant-based steak

3D-printed fake meat: The healthier, greener future of food?

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … Israeli firm Redefine Meat is using 3D printing technology to produce plant-based steaks designed to mimic real meat and plans to start selling them in restaurants later this year. With a handful of other firms working on … Read more 3D-printed fake meat: The healthier, greener future of food?

West Bank | #PollyBites

A chorus of international condemnation and threats is raining down on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his US-backed plan to illegally annex parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Oh no, wait… there actually isn’t. Polly Boiko takes a look at the lack of international reaction to Bibi’s latest venture Subscribe to … Read more West Bank | #PollyBites

Israeli PM hints at delay to controversial annexation plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is yet to implement a controversial peace plan that includes annexation of parts of the West Bank, despite a July 1 timeline to start the process. As FRANCE 24 correspondent Irris Mackler reports, the delay could indicate cold feet from Washington, while Israel itself is divided over the plan. Subscribe … Read more Israeli PM hints at delay to controversial annexation plan

Analysis: will US follow through on support for Israeli settlements?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he can begin implementing parts of a US plan for peace in the Middle East, notably an extension of settlements in the West Bank, from today. As FRANCE 24 reporter James Andre explains, the big questions is whether the US administration will follow through on its support for … Read more Analysis: will US follow through on support for Israeli settlements?

Israeli campaigners want Jewish ruins included in West Bank annexations

The Israeli government faces calls from campaigners to declare sovereignty over ancient Jewish ruins on land in the occupied West Bank that Israel does not plan to annex under U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace blueprint. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more Israeli campaigners want Jewish ruins included in West Bank annexations

Israel Mark Global Pride Day Amid Rise in Coronavirus Cases

Hundreds of LGBTQ supporters attended the annual gay pride rally in Jerusalem on Sunday, under police protection and amid Covid-19 social distancing measures. Events were also held in the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv, Haifa and Beersheva. During the Jerusalem rally, a minute of silence was held for Shira Banki, a 16-year-old girl who was … Read more Israel Mark Global Pride Day Amid Rise in Coronavirus Cases

Labour leader sacks former leadership rival over claims of antisemitism – BBC News

The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has sacked his former rival for the labour leadership, Rebecca Long Bailey, for sharing an article which contained what Keir Starmer claimed was an “anti-semitic’ conspiracy theories”. The Shadow Education Secretary had retweeted an interview with actor and Labour supporter Maxine Peake in which she said that “the tactics … Read more Labour leader sacks former leadership rival over claims of antisemitism – BBC News

UN chief slams Israel’s West Bank annexation plan

A watershed moment that will cause the most serious violation of international law. That is how UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described Israel’s plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. Members of the UN Security Council and the Arab League have been meeting to discuss Israel’s move – which could be put in … Read more UN chief slams Israel’s West Bank annexation plan

Humanitarian assistance to syrians & other topics – Daily Briefing (24 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Middle East – Syria – Sudan – DR Congo – Central African Republic – Ceasefire – Green Energy – Senior Personnel Appointments – UN Charter – Financial Contributions MIDDLE EAST The Security Council this morning held an open videoconference on the Middle East.  The … Read more Humanitarian assistance to syrians & other topics – Daily Briefing (24 June 2020)

Analysis: UN chief calls on Israel to abandon settlement plans

The UN secretary general has called on Israel to abandon plans for settlements in the occupied West Bank. Antonio Guterres said the plan would be a serious violation of international law and damage long-term prospects of a two-state solution. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said cabinet will discuss plans to move forward with the … Read more Analysis: UN chief calls on Israel to abandon settlement plans

“I urge Israeli and Palestinian leaders to commit to meaningful dialogue” – UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, during the Security Council Open VTC. “I address you today with a deep sense of concern over the evolving situation in Israel and Palestine. We are at a watershed moment. Israel’s threat to annex parts … Read more “I urge Israeli and Palestinian leaders to commit to meaningful dialogue” – UN Chief