Daily Archive: January 26, 2018

Jan
26

‘It’s a death sentence’: Palestinians in Jerusalem brace for Trump aid cuts

For refugees in the densely packed Shuafat camp, a UN agency facing US funding cutbacks is the closest thing to a government

In one neighbourhood of Jerusalem, no one is quite sure who their government is.

The suffocatingly dense district of Shuafat is a Palestinian refugee camp that has grown into a maze of illegally built high-rises, but the Palestinian Authority has no power here.

Related: What’s the best bit of the UN? No 5: UNRWA

Related: Why Trump’s funding threat to Palestinians is even more dangerous than Jerusalem move

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Jan
26

US Bombardier dispute: ‘Huge relief’ for British workers

A surprise ruling in favour of the aircraft manufacturer is welcomed by UK politicians and unions.

Jan
26

Presidents Club: Networking as a woman in the City

Fiona Hathorn spent 16 years in the City. Here’s her thoughts on networking post-Presidents Club.

Jan
26

Israeli Holocaust survivors plead case of African migrants

Benjamin Netanyahu urged not to expel 38,000 people facing ‘suffering, torment and death’

Holocaust survivors in Israel have pleaded with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, not to expel 38,000 African migrants, citing their own experiences as outcasts.

“We, who know precisely what it’s like to be refugees … homeless and bereft of a state that preserves and protects us from violence and suffering, cannot comprehend how a Jewish government can expel refugees and asylum seekers to a journey of suffering, torment and death,” the 36 signatories wrote in a letter in Haaretz on Friday.

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Jan
26

Toy stories

Many parents want their children to turn off screens and play – but does the toy industry?

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