Daily Archives: January 10, 2018

Israel’s New Death Penalty Bill Deemed “Fascist” By Palestinians

The Israeli government’s proposed changes to Israel’s death penalty legislation will make it easier for judges to sentence people to death if they are convicted of terrorist activity. Palestinian leaders fear changes to the existing death penalty legislation will allow Israel to target Palestinians and have labelled the proposed changes […]

U.S. ‘Hardline’ Foreign Policy On Pakistan Threatens Regional Cooperation

Recent developments in United States-Pakistan relations have the potential to hinder the capacity for bilateral cooperation between the two nations on Afghanistan and other regional issues. On 4 January 2018, the U.S. State Department announced that it would be suspending security assistance to Pakistan until it takes “decisive action” against […]

Trump Threatens Aid To Palestinian Territories

Millions of Palestinians may be at risk of a detrimental humanitarian crisis following the announcement of a possible aid cut by its largest aid assistance provider – the United States. On 6 December 2017, Trump released a statement recognizing the extremely sensitive holy site of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. […]

Protests Against Greek Orthodox Head Over Land Deals

On January 6, protesters in Bethlehem rallied against the head of the Greek Orthodox Church during a ceremonial visit to the Church of the Nativity. Theophilos III was in the occupied West Bank City to celebrate Orthodox Christmas Eve and was confronted by protesters – the majority of whom were […]