The United Nations Human Rights Council reportedly plans to go ahead with the publication of a list of companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Golan Heights, in spite of immense diplomatic pressure from the United States and Israel.
Amnesty International has received no official notification about whether any action is to be taken and is seeking confirmation from the Israeli Ministry of Finance.
The president of Togo west African nation, Faure Gnassingbé on Monday informed the Israeli prime minister that the Africa-Israel summit, which was due to take place on October 23- 27, was cancelled, mainly due to the current protests against his regime in the country, and pressure from Arab and Palestinian states.
Israeli government ministers are teaming up with US officials in their efforts to dissolve the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) during next week’s UN General Assembly meeting in New York.
The new US ambassador to Israel has described as "alleged" the Israeli occupation of Palestine, in his first interview since taking office.
Israel and the US have threatened to cut funding to the UN Human Rights Council if it goes ahead with its plan to publish a list of companies operating in the occupied Palestinian territories, according to the Times of Israel.
Days after the US delegation left Israel and the Palestinian territories in an attempt to revive peace efforts, Israeli officials slapped the US administration by announcing that settlements will remain forever and more will be built in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Alleged anti-Jewish hatred from the far-left is more significant than that from the far-right; Israeli Diaspora Minister Naftali Bennett has told the Times of Israel.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Tel Aviv on Sunday for his talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Guterres was greeted by Israeli diplomats at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport. He is scheduled to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and his Palestinian counterpart Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday.
For 50 years, ever since the start of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been banned from any kind of political expression, even peaceful ones, Amnesty International (AI) said on Saturday.