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Record number of Palestinian houses destroyed: UN

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Record number of Palestinian houses destroyed: UN

During 2016, Israeli authorities demolished or seized 1,089 Palestinian-owned structures throughout the West Bank – including East Jerusalem – thus displacing 1,593 Palestinians and impacting the livelihoods of another 7,101, according to a recently completed United Nations study. Preliminary analysis of the data, gathered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), […]

LGBT pride becomes protest in Israel’s second largest city

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LGBT pride becomes protest in Israel’s second largest city

Israel: More than 2,000 persons demonstrated on Thursday evening outside the Be’er Sheva  (Beersheba) City Hall building instead of marching in the city’s now-cancelled first ever Pride parade. Beersheba is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel. Often referred to as the “Capital of the Negev”, it is the centre of the […]

Will India lose its Lost Tribe of Israel?

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Will India lose its Lost Tribe of Israel?

India may soon lose its unique Jewish community living in the Northeast, as Israel plans to help their en-masse migration to ‘the promised land’. The Israeli government set aside eight million shekels to settle 712 members of the Bnei Menashe, a religious group from India which claims Jewish roots, in the Holy Land. The decision […]