Daily Archive: January 23, 2018

Jan
23

Female journalists kept at back of Pence’s visit to Western Wall

Reporter says women ‘penned off’ behind male colleagues
Arrangements contrast with those for Trump and Obama visits

A spiritual visit by the US vice-president, Mike Pence, to Jerusalem’s Western Wall has been overshadowed after female journalists were forced to stand behind their male counterparts in a fenced-off area.

While women and men are separated by the ultra-Orthodox Jewish authority that runs the plaza, both sexes are normally able to look into each other’s section. During previous visits by Donald Trump and Barack Obama, sexes were divided although female reporters and photographers were afforded an unobstructed view.

When it’s a bit hard to do your job / women journalists forced to stand behind the men at the separation fence at the western wall for Mike Pence’s visit #PenceInIsrael #PenceFence pic.twitter.com/IsXbJ0jTi5

Follow me for a “clear” shot of the @VP visit to the western wall where if you are a male you can do your work and get the best front seat and if you are a second class citizen as I am, this is what we see & report pic.twitter.com/CN1rBzFMmO

Related: US to open Jerusalem embassy sooner than expected, says Pence

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Jan
23

Pence Visit Was a Balm to Israelis. Now Back to Reality.

The vice president’s visit buoyed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but did not solve his problems or help bridge the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Jan
23

Trudeau tells Davos audience their approach ‘won’t cut it any more’

Canada’s PM slams aggressive capitalism at WEF and confirms new Pacific trade deal

Jan
23

Tactical mis-step from Donald Trump on trade

Tariffs on solar panels and washing machines are foolish, not ruinous

Jan
23

Investors flock to Spain’s jumbo sale of 10-year sovereign debt

Country attracts €43bn of orders for a €10bn benchmark paying a 1.4 per cent coupon

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