Daily Archives: July 18, 2018

Palestinian Leadership Condemns Israeli Tax Withholdings Over Stipends Payed To Palestinian ‘Martyrs’ And Their Families

On Monday the 2nd of July 2018, the Israeli Knesset voted 87-15 to withhold an equivalent portion of tax collected on the behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) over welfare payments made to Palestinians “martyrs” of Israeli conflict. These payments referred to as the “martyrs’ fund” by the PA or […]

Increased Violence Surrounding Northern Ireland’s Battle Of The Boyne Celebrations

According to the BBC, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) reported there was a 23% increase in bonfire related violence throughout Northern Ireland during this year’s 11th of July celebrations. Every year, Protestant communities celebrate the 1690 victory at the Battle of the Boyne that William the Orange had […]

U.S. Threatens Other Nations And Attempts To Block Parts Of Breastfeeding Health Resolution To Promote Corporate Interests Over Public Health

A New York Times report recently revealed that at a United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly, convened in May to pass a resolution encouraging mothers to breastfeed and limiting baby formula misinformation and inaccuracies, was blocked by the U.S. and almost did not pass. This followed after they threatened Ecuador (who […]

Delays To Prosecute Crimes Against Humanity In South Sudan Unacceptable

South Sudan, the youngest UN member state, has been in a state of civil war since 2013. This conflict between the government of President Salva Kiir and the opposition forces of former Vice President Riek Machar is characterized by grave abuses on both sides, including reports of indiscriminate shooting of […]