During a meeting with members of the Jewish community in Rio de Janeiro, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Brazil will move its embassy to Jerusalem, with the date yet to be decided.
Israel said Sunday that it would put the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar on hold for “a number of weeks”. Khan al-Ahmar, the Palestinian Bedouin village in the Occupied West Bank, housing a mere population of 180 villagers, has been in the middle of a major international debate in recent months.
The Ireland senate approved the Occupied Territories Bill, which bans all trade with illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Wednesday. The Irish government opposed the legislation, but 25 independent and opposition lawmakers secured its approval.
JERUSALEM - JUN E 7, 2018 - Israel has tried to discredit the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for years claiming it is anti-Semitic. Now, after the Argentine Football Association (AFA) announced it would not play the “friendly” game with Israel in the occupied city of Jerusalem, Israeli officials are diverting attention to alleged “threats and provocations directed at Lionel Messi.”
The Football Federation of Israel and the company in charge of organizing the now-canceled friendly match between Argentina and Israel will demand FIFA expel the Argentine team from the 2018 World Cup in Russia due to alleged “religious discrimination.”
The recent United Nations Security Council resolution targeting Israel’s illegal settlements is “toothless,” as it lacks enforcement mechanisms and fails to recognize 68 years of a “systematic orgy of punishment” against Palestinians, according to a Middle East and Africa expert.