The UN official who resigned this week over the Israeli “apartheid regime” report has been awarded the highest Palestinian honor. Tel Aviv immediately slammed the move as an act of diplomatic war, saying its an “outrageous” decision to honor the former UN official for her “libel”.
Caving in to pressure from the UN Secretary General amid controversy over a report which accused Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians, the head of the world body’s West Asia commission has resigned.
Israel has denounced a new UN report which accuses Tel Aviv of crimes against humanity for running "apartheid policies" against the Palestinians. Israel's UN envoy has called the document an attempt to “falsely label the only true democracy in the Middle East.”
An American congressional delegation has arrived in Israel on a short weekend visit during which they will assess the possibility of relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, local media report.
An Israeli television presenter Assaf Harel used his comedy show’s final broadcast to launch a scathing attack on “apartheid” and “plague” conditions in Gaza that he says are being swept under the carpet by the vast majority of the Israeli population.
A report on the 2014 Gaza war has criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and military officials for failing to prepare for the threat of Hamas attack tunnels ahead of the conflict. The PM has hit back at the report, claiming the operation was a “great success.”