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Israel reaches deal with UN to scrap plan to deport African migrants

JERUSALEM — The Israeli government announced on Monday that it has reached a landmark agreement with the United Nations to scrap its contested plans to deport African asylum seekers and would resettle many of them in Western countries instead. Prime Minister Benjamin...
Posted On 02 Apr 2018

Meet the Nigerian in Israeli Army, Lieutenant Tobi Cohen

*Lieutenant Tobi Cohen (the Nigerian in Israeli Army) Passover is holiday which symbolizes renewal and change. These two special qualities define Lieutenant Tobi Cohen, who came all the way from Nigeria to serve in the IDF. Tobi grew up on the stories of her father, an Israeli...
Posted On 24 Feb 2015

Pope holds peace prayers with Israeli and Palestinian presidents

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis plunged head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for a remarkable evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed. Israeli...
Posted On 09 Jun 2014

South Sudanese teenagers start afresh after leaving Israel

  KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Speak no Hebrew. That’s what Ugandan teachers repeatedly tell the South Sudanese teenagers transplanted here from Israel. But Hebrew is what they speak when they are not being watched; it’s the language they grew up with as migrants. Some...
Posted On 08 Jun 2014

Pope Francis honours Holocaust survivals in Israel

  JERUSALEM (AP) — Pope Francis honored Jews killed in the Holocaust, kissing the hands of six survivors in an emotional ceremony at Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Monday as he capped a Mideast trip with poignant stops at some of the holiest and most haunting...
Posted On 26 May 2014

Israel-Palestinian stalemate ‘unacceptable’ – Pope Francis

  BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Pope Francis called the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate “unacceptable” as he landed Sunday in the West Bank town of Bethlehem in a symbolic nod to Palestinian aspirations for their own state. Jubilant, flag-waving Palestinians greeted...
Posted On 25 May 2014

Migrants in Israel protest at foreign embassies

Photo: AP – African migrants protest in Rabin’s square in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said about 10,000 migrants marched through Tel Aviv Sunday. Protestors said they are on a three-day strike to protest a crackdown on...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Israeli city divided by religion after close vote

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (AP) — After a contentious mayoral election between secular and ultra-Orthodox rivals, this deeply divided city has become a flashpoint for a religious struggle that is threatening to tear Israel apart. Claiming the election was stolen, secular and moderately...
Posted On 31 Oct 2013

Israel submits to human rights review by UN body

Photo: AP –  A Palestinian man sits next to his belongings while a bulldozer, background, demolishes his families house in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. Jerusalem’s municipality said the house was built illegally and that the...
Posted On 29 Oct 2013

Israel agrees to release Palestinian prisoners

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel agreed Sunday to release 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that led to the resumption of Mideast peace talks. The Cabinet vote set into motion the second leg of prisoner releases agreed upon before Israel and the...
Posted On 27 Oct 2013