Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

Topic: Israel-Palestine

Israel ends Netanyahu’s 12-year reign & ushers in a fragile new coalition govt

Religious Jewish nationalist Naftali Bennett, a former Netanyahu ally who opposes Palestinian statehood, will serve until August 2023, before making way for centrist Yair Lapid.

Kashmir issue is riding on Palestinian cause to gain global support. But who is behind it?

In Kashmir and elsewhere, the plight of Palestinians is suddenly being talked, written about, and even sung along with the Kashmir issue.

India’s abstention at UNHRC on Gaza violence resolution not new, says MEA spokesperson

The Palestinian foreign minister wrote to S Jaishankar on India's abstention. Palestine wrote similar letters to all countries who abstained, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.

UNHRC special session won’t benefit anyone — Israel, Palestinians or the Middle East

The only parties that will gain from the UNHRC session are haters of Israel and supporters of terrorism, as well as the totalitarian regimes around the world.

Associated Press fires Jewish employee for ‘showing bias’ in tweets on Israel-Palestine issue

Emily Wilder, who was hired just 16 days before being let go, said she was not informed which tweets of hers violated AP's social media policy.

Every effort should be made for direct talks between Israel, Palestine — India at UNGA

India’s Ambassador to UN TS Tirumurti’s comments came as Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire Thursday to the 11-day war that caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip.

Israel and Hamas end 11-day conflict, sparking celebrations

Israel’s security cabinet unanimously voted to approve an Egyptian proposal for an unconditional, bilateral truce, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said in a text message.

India friend to both Israel and Palestine, must call for immediate ceasefire: Palestine envoy

In an interview to ThePrint, Ambassador Adnan M.J. Abu Alhaija weighs in on the current violence between Palestine and Israel, saying the two countries are at 'full-fledged war'.

Why a ceasefire isn’t enough when it comes to Hamas

The end of the fighting will just be a prelude to the next war, as Hamas replenishes its rockets and missiles in preparation for its never-ending quest to destroy the Jewish state.

Video claiming Palestinians ‘staging death’ after Israel attack is from 2013 Cairo, not Gaza

2013 video of demonstration by students of Cairo university is being shared on social media claiming to be of Palestinians trying to 'discredit' Israel.

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.


The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.