Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will open a preliminary inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the first formal step that could lead to charges against officials there or in Israel, the court said on Friday.6
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry “apologized” for not attending a march protesting recent terrorist attacks in France. Fabius said his American counterpart offered the apology Friday for his absence from a Jan. 11 unity march in the French capital, AFP reported.
Sweden’s foreign minister said on Friday Israel had irritated close allies by over-reacting to Stockholm recognizing the state of Palestine, saying its rhetoric over the issue had “crossed all limits.”
Jewish schools in Belgium and Amsterdam were temporarily shuttered following a police raid on suspected terrorists.
The Twitter account of veteran CNN anchor Jim Clancy appears to have been deleted following a series of tweets in which he mocked pro-Israel tweeters on a thread discussing the Charlie Hebdo massacre.6
Arab foreign ministers on Thursday endorsed a Palestinian plan to resubmit a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council calling for Israel to withdraw from occupied territories by late 2017.
The anti-Islam group led by Pamela Geller is running advertisements on San Francisco public buses comparing the religion to Nazism.42
A Jewish lobby group asked European governments to facilitate the issuing of weapons permits for guards from within Jewish communities.
As he marched through Paris with some 1.5 million people, Philippe Schmidt felt he was experiencing a “beautiful moment of unity.”4
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