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UN rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests

22 March 2019, 2:05 PM

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel’s “apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force” against civilian protesters in Gaza, and called for perpetrators of violations in the enclave to face justice.

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Israel court orders closure of building at tense Jerusalem holy site

17 March 2019, 8:45 PM

An Israeli court on Sunday ordered the temporary closure of a side building at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site that has been the source of tensions in recent weeks.

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‘Wonderwoman’ urges calm in Israeli civil rights fight

11 March 2019, 5:02 PM

Hollywood star Gal Gadot has leapt to defend a fellow actress who was chided by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for challenging his party’s treatment of Arab citizens.

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UN probe accuses Israel of possible crimes against humanity

28 February 2019, 4:26 PM

A UN probe on Thursday said there is evidence Israel committed crimes against humanity in responding to 2018’s protests in Gaza, as snipers targeted people clearly identifiable as children, health workers and journalists.

Israel’s first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

22 February 2019, 3:17 PM

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel’s first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon’s surface.

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