A British lawmaker from heavily Jewish northwest London sacrificed his post as parliamentary private secretary in order to vote against a motion recognizing Palestine as a state.
A British Parliament member defended his reference to a “Jewish lobby” during a House of Commons debate on a symbolic motion to recognize Palestine statehood.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in Gaza as Israel allowed large amounts of construction material to enter the area.
France’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that Paris should recognize a Palestinian state only if doing so would help achieve peace, not as a symbolic gesture.3
Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters and shut down access to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday in a deepening dispute over access to the area, the third holiest shrine in Islam which is also revered by Jews.
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