The Likud party-led coalition may now have a free hand in executing its election promises, including annexing parts or whole of the West Bank
Israeli Apartheid Week was marked in over 200 cities and more than 80 events were held in 40 cities in Europe, North America, and Palestine. The events included protests, lectures, film screenings, and cultural events. Additional events were held in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
The decision is in violation of at least two UN Security Council resolutions and comes weeks ahead of a crucial election in Israel where embattled prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing multiple corruption charges
US vice-president, Mike Pence, urged EU countries to withdraw from the Iran deal, while the Israeli prime minister Netanyahu tweeted his intentions to start a war with Iran.
Palestinians are planning to intensify protests in response to Israel’s failure to honor its promises made during the ceasefire negotiations in November. On Friday, protesters were attacked by Israeli soldiers. Two teenagers were killed