President Obama said the United States has been “in conversations” about trying to free American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban jail.
A senior Thai cabinet minister met Israel’s ambassador to Thailand on Thursday after the diplomat said he was “saddened” by a government propaganda film that includes an image of a Thai school child painting a portrait of Adolf Hitler.
A statue of the Holocaust teen diarist Anne Frank was dedicated in Buenos Aires.
A union which represents University of California student-workers and academic employees voted to approve a resolution to join the Boycott, D0ivestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.7
Thousands of mourners turned out on Thursday for a Palestinian state funeral for a minister who died after being grabbed by the neck by an Israeli policeman at a West Bank protest, an incident that has raised tensions with Israel.5
Ireland’s lower house of Parliament approved a nonbinding resolution calling on the government to formally recognize the state of Palestine.
A top Palestinian official, Hussein al-Sheik, told Reuters that Jordanian and Palestinian doctors involved in the late night examination of the body said Ziad Abu Ein, 55, had died from “being struck, inhaling tear gas and a delay in providing medical attention.”7
The Boston University Hillel student board voted to approve J Street U as an official student affiliate group.
The Palestinian Authority said it will cease all security coordination with Israel in response to the death of a senior Palestinian official following a confrontation with Israeli soldiers.8
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