Disturbing footage from the West Bank published by an Israeli human rights group shows IDF soldiers discussing how to improve land shots on unarmed Palestinian protesters and cheering as they hit them with rubber bullets.
An Israeli government minister has called for actress Natalie Portman to be stripped of her Israeli citizenship, after she refused to attend the Genesis Award ceremony, citing “extremely distressing” recent events.
Despite high tension between Iran and Israel, neither side is currently interested in escalation to a large-scale war. But there is always risk of a ‘black swan’ like the US choosing Iran as a target for an exemplary beating.
The Republican chairmen of two committees of the House of Representatives say they are looking into reports that the National Security Agency spied on Israel and US lawmakers, but ranking Democrats in Congress have expressed less concern.
Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn dismissed allegations on Monday he knowingly associated with Holocaust deniers, calling such claims “ludicrous.” The anti-war advocate insisted any attempt to deny the Holocaust “is vile and wrong.”