Daily Archive: July 25, 2017

Jul
25

Metal Detectors Vanish, but Tensions in East Jerusalem Remain

Muslim worshipers prayed outside the compound of the Aqsa Mosque holy site, where security devices had prompted days of violent clashes.

Jul
25

Odd choice

Why a high-end fashion brand chose a land-locked country in Africa to make some of its handbags.

Jul
25

Love in a cold climate

The winner of the Global Teacher Prize is campaigning for disadvantaged youngsters in the Canadian Arctic.

Jul
25

Israel bars five US Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders backing boycott effort

Incident marks first time Israel has implemented new law that bars entry by foreign activists who support BDS movement

Five US Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders have been barred from Israel under a new law that prohibits entry to the Jewish state by foreign activists who advocate a boycott of the country.

The Israeli interior minister, Aryeh Deri, said in a statement on Tuesday that the five had a long record of advocacy for the BDS movement, which seeks to ostracize Israel by lobbying corporations, artists and academic institutions to sever ties with the Jewish state.

Related: Israel brands Palestinian-led boycott movement a ‘strategic threat’

Related: US churches vote on joining BDS movement targeting Israel

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Jul
25

Muslim worshippers to continue boycott of al-Aqsa mosque compound

Mahmoud Abbas to maintain freeze on coordination with Israel even after it dismantled metal detectors at Jerusalem site

Muslim worshippers in Jerusalem appear likely to maintain a boycott on the compound housing al-Aqsa mosque, with the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, saying he will maintain a freeze on coordination with Israel even after it dismantled controversial metal detectors that triggered more than a week of violent conflict.

“Unless all measures go back to what they were before 14 July, there will not be any changes,” Abbas said in a speech before a meeting with the Palestinian leadership. Security was increased after the 14 July attack at the compound in which two Israeli police officers were killed by three Israeli Arab gunmen, who later died in a shootout.

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