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Israel boycotts film festival over Foxtrot screening

Israel is boycotting a film festival in Paris which plans to screen "Foxtrot", an acclaimed drama which depicts the Israeli army covering up the deaths of Palestinian teenagers.

Israel passes bill making it harder to divide Jerusalem

Israeli legislators have approved a bill that makes it more difficult to divide Jerusalem.

Israel to jail undocumented African asylum seekers after 90 days

The Israeli government said thousands of African asylum seekers, who have applied for refugee status in Israel but have not received a response, must leave the country within 90 days or face imprisonment.

Donald Trump’s UN Jerusalem failure a ‘gift to Iran’ – Haaretz

US President Donald Trump's failure to rally support at the United Nations for his decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital amounted to a "gift to Iran", according to an analysis published by the Haaretz daily news website.

Vote against Jerusalem recognition, incur US wrath – Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor Thursday of the United Nations resolution rejecting Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

US envoy Nikki Haley sends threatening letter to UN members over Jerusalem

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has sent a threatening letter to members of the UN General Assembly ahead of a vote on a resolution against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Israeli jets strike Gaza amid Jerusalem unrest

At least 25 Palestinians, including six children, have been wounded in an Israeli air strike on the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

Rwanda could take 10,000 refugees from Israel – minister

The foreign affairs minister of Rwanda has confirmed the country is in negotiations with Israel to take in as many as 10,000 African asylum seekers, according to a local Rwandan newspaper.

Israel pushes to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda

Israel plans to deport tens of thousands of asylum seekers to a third country in Africa under threat of indefinite detention, a move that local human rights activists say violates international and Israeli laws.

Israel delays move to expand Jerusalem

Under pressure from the United States, Israel has delayed a bill that would connect a number of West Bank settlements to Jerusalem, officials said on Sunday.

White House opposed vote on Israel ‘annexation’ bill

US President Donald Trump's administration opposed a planned vote on a controversial Israeli bill that critics say would amount to de facto annexation of Jewish settlements surrounding Jerusalem, a US official said Sunday.

Israel delays vote on bill to Judaise Jerusalem

Israel has delayed a vote on a controversial bill that would annex illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank to the Israeli-defined boundaries of the city of Jerusalem.

Facebook apologizes after wrong translation sees Palestinian man arrested for posting ‘good morning’

The man is a construction worker near Jerusalem, reports The Guardian. He posted a photo of himself last week leaning against a bulldozer with the caption “يصبحهم”, or “yusbihuhum,” which translates as “good morning.

‘Good morning’ Facebook post leads to arrest of Palestinian

Israeli police have mistakenly arrested then released a Palestinian who posted "good morning" in Arabic on Facebook after software mistranslated it as "attack them," police and a media report said Sunday.

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Attahiru Jega: Politicians greatest threat to Nigeria’s democracy

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APC governors meet President Buhari at Aso Villa

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Federal govt launches national standard for drinking water quality

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NAPTIP urges Oba of Benin to stop juju priests from administering oaths on victims

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Senate wades into SSANU, NASU, NAAT strike

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