Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of ethnic cleansing Thursday for building settlements in east Jerusalem. “It is a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people via the demolition of their homes,” Abbas said in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday said Israel was the world’s “spoilt child” and got away with what Riyadh said were violations of international law and war crimes without punishment. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal also urged countries to adopt “a firm and serious stance to put an end to the policy of settlements in […]
UK food labels are set to distinguish between goods from Palestinians in the occupied territories and produce from Israeli settlements. Food packaging guidelines advise a change from labels usually only naming Israel or West Bank as the source. The government said it was opposed to a boycott of Israeli goods, but that the settlements posed […]
Israel’s state prosecution on Thursday defended the government-announced moratorium on new construction projects in West Bank settlements, saying that the move serves the country’s diplomatic interests. Source: Xinhua