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21 groups warn US against Palestinian refugee funding cuts

January 25, 201811:04 am The leaders of 21 international humanitarian groups have urged the US to reconsider its decision to withhold $65 million from the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees, warning of “dire consequences” if funding is cut. They say they are alarmed by the Trump administration’s link between …

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Pence heads to Mideast amid Israel embassy storm

January 20, 201810:02 am US Vice President Mike Pence set off for the Middle East on Friday for a trip overshadowed by controversy over plans to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Pence had been due to travel in December last year, but Arab anger over President Donald …

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Al-Azhar schools, universities to include Jerusalem in teaching curriculum

January 19, 20182:03 pm Al-Azhar Undersecretary Abbas Shouman announced on Thursday that Al-Azhar schools and universities will incorporate teaching students about Jerusalem in Al-Azhar curriculum. In his speech during the second and final day of the Al-Azhar Conference in Support of Jerusalem, Shouman that US President Donald Trump’s decision to proclaim …

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Luxembourg’s Jean Asselborn calls for recognizing Palestine

January 18, 201810:22 am Luxembourg and other EU nations would recognize the Palestinian state were France to lead the way, Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn says. Europeans “must show” that Palestinians deserve a state, he added. The European Union is divided on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, which makes it impossible to lead an …

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US withholds $65 mn from UN agency for Palestinians

January 17, 20189:39 am The United States sent $60 million to keep the UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees operating Tuesday but withheld a further $65 million, urging others to pay more. A State Department official said the US had held back more than half of the voluntary payment Washington …

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